Overcurrent protective devices
Cooper Bussmann's PolyTron PPTC overcurrent protective devices provide low resistance and fast trip times.
The Cooper Bussmann family of PolyTron polymer positive temperature coefficient (PPTC) resettable overcurrent protective devices provide low resistance and fast trip times. These devices protect applications that are sensitive to high ambient operating temperatures or subject to frequent overcurrent conditions, such as consumer electronics, I/O ports, medical equipment, and process-control applications. The products are available in SMD and radial leaded packages. SMD devices are rated 6 to 60 Vdc with the 1206 package covering 0.05 to 2.0 amps, and the 1812 size covering 0.1 to 3.0 amps. The radial leaded devices are rated for 16 Vdc, 30 Vdc, and 60 Vdc.
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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.