Energy management starter
The energy management starter (EMS) from Cerus Industrial Inc. features BACnet and utility-grade power metering for building automation systems.
The energy management starter (EMS) from Cerus Industrial Inc. features BACnet and utility-grade power metering for building automation systems. It is designed to work with HVAC fans, pumps, and other equipment, and it also features an externally accessible keypad and LCD display, which avoids unnecessary contact with potentially live electrical components. The EMS accepts dry (on/off) or voltage inputs for activation by control systems without requiring interposing relays. The product provides kWh information and instantaneous kW metering, accurate to 1%. A wide range of electronic overload conditions (class 1 to 30) and voltage operation (120 to 600 VAC) is supported.
Annual Salary Survey
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.