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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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