Integrated circuit breaker
This line of low-voltage power circuit breaker features extended contact life, electronic trip and communication modules.
The series NRX low-voltage power circuit breaker is available as an option with the Magnum DS low-voltage, metal-enclosed switchgear. Advantages of the breakers used in this combination include extended contact life through improved fault interruption and open circuit isolation technology; electronic trip innovation including an Arc Flash reduction maintenance system; and breaker-cell mounted communication modules. The breaker’s compact size can accommodate up to eight 800-A frame breakers in a 24-inch-wide structure in traditional ANSI and UL-1558 switchgear; and the breaker can protect up to 65 kA at 480 Vac with SWGR bus bracing at 100 kA standard.
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.