Medium-voltage circuit breaker
The VCPW-HD medium-voltage circuit breaker by Eaton are designed to protect transformers, capacitor banks, busbar sections, and cables.
Eaton Corp.’s VCPW-HD medium-voltage vacuum circuit breaker is designed for utility, industrial, and commercial applications. The new 38 kV circuit breaker is engineered to provide reliable and robust circuit protection in a compact and reliable package. The VCPW-HD breakers are designed to protect transformers, capacitor banks, motors, busbar sections, and cable. The compact medium-voltage circuit breakers are engineered to withstand demanding environmental conditions, and are suitable for high altitude, shock, vibration, and high ambient temperatures. The VCPW-HD is engineered to reliably switch normal load currents and high-stress fault currents. The compact, modular design has dielectric strength with solid insulation that is encapsulated in epoxy resin material, eliminating live conductors in the breaker cell.
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.