High efficiency ballasts
The ULTim8 high-efficiency ballasts from Universal Lighting Technologies are designed to increase fluorescent lamp life by properly heating the lamp filaments during the starting process. The units meet NEMA and CEE high-efficiency T8 ballast specifications, and are compatible with ASHRAE 90.1 standards. Ballasts are available with universal voltage operation ranging from 120- to 277-V.
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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