Enhanced pump controller
Xylem's Bell & Gossett TechnoForce XLS enables facility managers to meet a variety of design specifications by providing control for up to eight pumps from a single system.
Xylem's Bell & Gossett TechnoForce XLS pump station is designed to help building owners and operators improve water management in commercial, industrial, and specialty applications. The TechnoForce XLS enables facility managers to meet a variety of design specifications by providing energy-efficient and reliable control for up to eight pumps from a single system. It provides up to 300 psi of pressure boosting with vertical multi-stage pumps and stainless steel piping so the system moves water to where it is needed. The Technoforce XLS's operator-friendly features include a flexible design for simplified installation and setup; customizable alarm notifications; a 5.7-in. color touchscreen interface; and duplex, triplex, and quadplex arrangements. It also has single- and three-phase mode as well as a generator power mode.
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.