Fan assist module
The PowerAire Quad fan assist module by Tate manages cooling requirements for dense server racks and blades.
Tate’s PowerAire Quad fan assist module uses four fans connected in parallel to provide built-in redundancy. The PowerAire Quad effectively manages the cooling requirements for dense server racks and blades. It provides a blast of cooling through the DirectAire airflow panel. PowerAire Quad is 4 in. deep, making it ideal for retrofit situations with finished floor heights as low as 7.5 in. Equipped with variable-speed fan drives, all four fans can be throttled up or down based on heat-load requirements. This makes PowerAire Quad an ideal solution for cooling the toughest hot spots in a data center. PowerAire is easy to install in retrofit applications or as part of a new, advanced cooling strategy. PowerAire Quad also features zero maintenance, high precision, and quick response temperature measurement, and viewable peak temperature for walkthrough check of each rack.
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.