Electronic overload relays
Finalist in Equipment Level Sensors and Controls in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2011 Product of the Year competition
Eaton’s solid-state C440 and XT electronic overload relays deliver motor protection with ground fault protection and communications capabilities. The relays are engineered to protect valuable assets, manage costs, and maintain system integrity. They directly monitor motor current in each phase and identify conditions that can lead to motor failure. Device status and fault indication appear on the LED display. The relays have a compact design for easy installation. Options include selectable trip class, ground fault detection, phase imbalance, and full-load current adjustment. The product can also be integrated into plant management systems and is Restriction of Hazardous Substances-compliant.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.