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.
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.