Fire alarm control panels
Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell has modernized two of its addressable fire alarm control panels.
Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell has modernized two of its addressable fire alarm control panels with installer-requested features to reduce installation/maintenance time and enhance the systems' capabilities and life span. Version 3 of the MS-9200UDLS and MS-9050UD panels support more notification and ancillary devices while allowing for longer wire runs using most styles of wire. With fire alarm voice evacuation becoming more prevalent in the U.S. market, the number of speakers and strobes required has increased dramatically, creating a need for higher-capacity systems. On both panels, the addition of a second annunciator circuit, commonly used to tie in remote annunciators, printers, and more, allows for double the number of ancillary devices and double wire lengths that can be run in different directions using nearly any type of wire. A quick-remove chassis on both panels allows electronics to be removed from the backbox during the initial construction phase.
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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