Panel wiring system
The SmartWire-DT panel from Eaton can reduce panel wiring complexity and space.
Eaton Corp. introduced the SmartWire-DT panel wiring solution to the North American market. The system reduces panel wiring complexity, improves system reliability, saves installation time, and reduces panel space. It replaces the wires found in the control circuit with a single cable, connecting motor control components to programmable logic controllers. The product can speed the start-up commissioning process and provide extensive run-time diagnostics. It links standard motor control components within the panel, separates distribution panels or remote control stations, and creates communications-enabled devices. The system also safeguards the control panel from unauthorized wiring changes.
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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