The RIDERSERIES II relays are comprised of a line of base sockets combined with a line of industrial relays that can speed installation for the OEM and provide reliability and ease of maintenance for process industry users. The sockets feature connection technology choices including Weidmuller’s Push-In connection technology that can reduce installation time up to 75%. The relay contacts can switch loads up to 16A at 24VDC or 230VAC for power or signal switching. The relay modules include features such as heavy duty industrial pinning, integrated LEDs and push-to-test levers. The heavy duty industrial pins eliminate accidental pin bending. The integrated status LED and diode circuit protect controllers from inductive kick back damage and allow for easy and instant troubleshooting. The test lever allows the operator to test the output circuit without energizing the coil.
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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.