Lighting for comprehensive energy management
Schneider Electric introduces LPS Standalone relay panel
Schneider Electric’s LPS Standalone panel is the base offering in a line of lighting control relay panels. Its time scheduler reduces energy consumption by automatically shutting off lights in response to a scheduled event, and its multigroup relay assignment capabilities and multiple input combinations offer highly flexible lighting sequences. The LPB BACnet panel is designed to provide control and compatibility with existing building management systems utilizing the BACnet protocol. Leveraging the BACnet open protocol, the panel creates a standardized communication solution, allowing facility and operational managers to manage all functions from one system. The LPL LonWorks panel solution offers a facility or operational manager maximum flexibility necessary to optimize and manage the full scale of lighting controls inside their buildings. It offers control of other facility devices for medium and large feature-rich building applications, specifically seeking to control energy costs with an open standard building management system.
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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