"Code Compliance Handbook" has been updated, making it easy to understand the 2002 National Electrical Code and the 2002 Canadian Electrical Code as they relate to electrical fastening applications.
Recommended installation techniques are detailed in easy-to-follow diagrams and descriptions. ERICO, Inc. erico.com Write 313 on PE card
NECA and NEMA joint standard
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has issued "Recommended Practice for Installing Metal Cable Trays (ANSI)." It is one of a series of National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS) published by NECA, and the first to be produced in partnership with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA).
The standard describes installation and maintenance procedures for metal cable tray systems used to support power and communications cabling. It is intended to provide efficient and safe installation methods. National Electrical Contractors Association neca-neis.org/catalog Write 314 on PE card
"Form 6 Recloser Control" is a brochure for products designed for substation protection, automation, and user customization. It describes system reliability, flexible packaging for substation installation, software, and automation advantages. Details on data analysis are also reviewed. Cooper Power Systems cooperpower.com Write 315 on PE card
CD-ROM/Software Motor comparison
"Premium-Efficiency Motors & Transformers" is a CD-ROM available free of charge for anyone seeking to cut energy costs in industrial plants. It explains how to save money by selecting motors and transformers on the basis of energy efficiency rather than initial cost. Included are explanations of how to perform the math to analyze total cost of ownership; and video segments that show comparisons of premium and standard products as well as manufacturing highlights. The CD-ROM examines some mechanical aspects of efficient motors and transformers, how they are made, and how they differ from standard products. Copper Development Association, Inc. copper.org Write 316 on PE card
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey