Hybrid motor starter
Woehner's hybrid motor starter MOTUS ContactronControl is targeted for industries that use motor controlled motion.
Woehner’s hybrid motor starter, MOTUS ContactronControl, is targeted at industries using motor controlled motion. MOTUS is used in place of traditional motor starting components and is perfectly suited for system or machine designs that require motor loads of up 5 hp. MOTUS is a compact and highly reliable motor controller that can be installed in less than half the time of motor starters currently available. MOTUS is also the first hybrid motor starter that not only incorporates three mounting options—60 mm System Classic, 60 mm System Compact, and DIN-rail mounting—but also incorporates short-circuit protection into the housing of the device, eliminating the need to mount circuit protection elsewhere in the panel design. MOTUS is a hybrid device because it uses a solid-state semiconductor switch to start and stop motor loads at up to 5 hp, at 480 Vac.
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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