Consider Siemens Building Technologies' OpenAir GQD Series as an energy-efficient actuator.
Consider Siemens Building Technologies' OpenAir GQD Series as an energy-efficient actuator. Suitable for commercial dampers, economizer equipment, and VAV installations, these low-torque actuators will return to the fail-safe position upon power failure to protect equipment. The device is designed as a direct-coupled, spring-return electronic actuator for modulating, two position, or floating control of building HVAC dampers. The units are pre-cabled, plenum-rated, and offer a run time under 30 sec. Running from either AC or DC power, GQD Series actuators operate with a DC backup power supply.
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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.