Products Small terminals
Small Hydent small-terminal product line offers ring and fork tongue terminals, flag-style and quick disconnects, and splices. The expanded product line also includes installation tools. Most connectors are UL and CSA listed, and are available in vinyl, nylon, and polyvinylidene-insulated, as well as noninsulated, versions.
FCI-BURNDY Products fciconnect.com Write 324 on PE card
Softstarters for low-voltage motors
PST series softstarters are available for operating voltages from 208 to 690-Vac and full-load line currents of 30_ 1050 A. When used on wye-delta wound motors, these softstarters are capable of inside-the-delta operation and are UL listed for starting motors up to 1800 hp. Inside the delta refers to the capability to be inserted electrically into the motor windings for a 6 or 12-lead wye-delta motor.
ABB abb.com Write 325 on PE card
VLT Decentral FCD 300 drive is an all-in-one-box adjustable speed drive that can be mounted on the wall, motor, or in any standard cabinet. The NEMA 4X enclosure allows the drive to withstand detergent and high-pressure cleaning. The drive, with power range of 1/4_5 hp, 380_480-Vac, is available with a built-in disconnect switch, which eliminates drive fusing. An internal brake resistor provides precision stop, counter stop, and speed-compensated stop.
Danfoss Drives namc.danfoss.com Write 326 on PE card
XJG-TB rigid conduit expansion coupling simplifies and speeds the job of installing expansion fittings in long runs of conduit. No disassembly during installation means no parts to drop or lose. The coupling, which requires fewer installation tools, employs an internal bonding jumper, eliminating the corrosion-prone external jumper. The UL and CSA approved coupling is available in sizes from 3/4 in. to 5 in.
Thomas & Betts Corp. tnb.com Write 327 on PE card
SEL-547 Distributed Generator Interconnection Relay provides utility-grade protection of distributed electrical generation (DG)/utility system connections by detecting abnormal conditions in operating modes that include peak shaving, base loading, islanding, and emergency backup. Protection includes single or 3-phase over/under voltage detection, over/under frequency detection, synchronization check, reversed phase, and reversed power.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories selindustrial.com Write 328 on PE card
PSR safety relay comes in a 22.5-mm housing, is equipped with 2_8 normally open (NO) release current paths and one normally closed (NC) signaling current path. It is designed in accordance with EN50 178 with reinforced isolation. The safety circuit is controlled with one or two channels, with cross-circuit detection for safety category 4. Field connections are pluggable and coded.
Phoenix Contact phoenixcon.com Write 329 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