High bay aluminum LED
The High Bay LED fixture is manufactured from a solid piece of anodized, extruded aluminum that includes ribbed fins at the top to further increase surface area.
The High Bay LED fixture is manufactured from a solid piece of anodized, extruded aluminum that includes ribbed fins at the top to further increase surface area. The design allows the entire structure to act as a heat sink, moving heat away from the fixture and, most importantly, the LEDs. Because of its ability to dissipate heat, the fixture comes with a seven-year warranty for all parts, including the power supplies, surpassing typical offerings ranging from three to five years. A tray change allows light distribution from 55 degrees to 85 degrees or 105 degrees. It is predicted to maintain 70% of its initial light output for up to 150,000 hours, surpassing the 100,000-hour ratings of competitive fixtures. The LEDs also boast efficiency of 110 lumens per watt.
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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.