Integrated variable speed motor control
Grundfos' unified MLE motor is suited for new commercial HVAC/R applications and deep retrofits and is available in models, ranging from end-suction to inline to split-case pumping solutions.
Grundfos' unified MLE motor is suited for new commercial HVAC/R applications and deep retrofits, and features ranges of 3 to 30 hp for building services. Grundfos will make the unified MLE motor and variable frequency drive (VFD) available in multiple models, ranging from end-suction to inline to split-case pumping solutions. For decades, Grundfos has manufactured its own MLE motors to match its energy‐optimized, high performing pumps. Now Grundfos is expanding that effort to include motors sizes that are well suited to HVAC/R applications. These Grundfos products provide a systems approach, which, through intelligent technology, adapts precisely to current demand to deliver performance, energy efficiency, and reliability. The integrated, energy‐optimized MLE system consists of a sensor, system controller, VFD drive, and standard asynchronous motor all in one.
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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