New products for power quality and reliability
Power cable fault locator, uninterrupted power supply systems, programmable direct-current power supplies, and power quality analyzers and data loggers.
Power cable fault locator delivers energy surge of 1500 Joules at 16 kV, which allows the user to tackle a wide range of cables, test longer cable, and test more capacitive cables. An onboard inverter provides a choice of standard 120 or 240 V AC or 12 V DC. It is also ruggedly constructed and weatherproof to IP54 specifications. For more about the PFL20M from Megger, click here .
Uninterruptible power supply is available in a new 6-kVA version that is designed specifically for 208 V applications. Configurable as a tower or rack-mount model, the compact here .
Programmable DC power supplies offer 850 W of power and are said to have the highest power density for any 1U, half-rack form-factor power supply on the market.
The series is available in 12 models ranging in power of 6 to 600 V. For more information about the XG series from Xantrex, click here .
Portable power quality analyzer and data logger with cell modem capabilities is a 3-phase multifunction power unit to measure, display, record, log, and analyze power. It is said to provide accurate, true root mean square electrical measurements, minimum/maximum values, demands, revenue class energies, pre/post fault and here .
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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.