Mini soft starts
Altistart 01 mini soft starts come in three different performance levels to meet the needs of fractional and low-horsepower single-phase and three-phase asynchronous motors with varying horsepower.
Altistart 01 mini soft starts come in three different performance levels to meet the needs of fractional and low-horsepower single-phase and three-phase asynchronous motors ranging from 1/4 to 75 hp at 110 to 575 V. The units can be installed either via DIN rail or panel mounting, with a contactor-style power wiring scheme and a removable control wiring terminal. Suitable for retrofit applications and other common uses, applications include material handling conveyors, belt-driven machinery, fans, pumps, automatic doors and gates, small compressors and process machinery. Schneider Electric www.us.telemecanique.com
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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