Emergency power tests
The Square D PowerLogic emergency power supply system (EPSS) test helps hospitals ensure their backup power systems are ready to perform.
Schneider Electric announced the Square D PowerLogic emergency power supply system (EPSS) test solution to help hospitals ensure their backup power systems are ready to perform and compliant with maintenance and testing regulations. The EPSS test solution automates test procedures while electronically documenting a wide range of test measurement data points. It collects data from and provides control for generators and automatic transfer switches and ensures testing occurs at or above recommended manufacturer ratings for load and engine temperature. The system can also evaluate energy efficiency, power quality analysis, transient capture on generators, and breaker status monitoring.
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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