Flat plate battery offers longer life
DXC battery for UPS and switchgear applications features a U-wrap separator that encircles the bottom of the positive plate while leaving the sides exposed.
DXC battery for UPS and switchgear applications features a U-wrap separator that encircles the bottom of the positive plate while leaving the sides exposed. The wrap lengthens the cycle life of the battery by keeping sediment from building up on the bottom of the jar and creating shorts. Capacity is 5.089 kW/cell to 1.67 VPC at the 15-min rate.Yuasa, Inc., www.yuasainc.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