Encapsulated transformers line expanded
AutomationDirect's Hammond line of HPS Fortress commercial encapsulated power transformers are now available in 100 VA up to 25 kVA ratings and input voltage ranges of 120 V ac to 480 V ac.
AutomationDirect has expanded its Hammond line of HPS Fortress commercial encapsulated power transformers. The single phase units are now available in 100 VA up to 25 kVA ratings and input voltage ranges of 120 Vac to 480 Va c. All units are e ncapsulated with electrical grade silica sand and resin compounds to protect the core and coils, sealing out moisture and airborne contaminants and eliminating corrosion and deterioration. The NEMA 3R enclosures reportedly meet or exceed NEMA and ANSI standards for indoor and outdoor applications, and are UL and CSA listed as well as CE approved.
- Edited by Amanda McLeman, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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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