The 1500 Vdc photovoltaic fuse line by Cooper Bussmann permits OEMs to design efficient solar power systems.
The 1500 Vdc photovoltaic fuse line by Cooper Bussmann permits OEMs to design efficient solar power systems. With UL, IEC, and CCC approvals, the entire line permits designers to create systems that are globally accepted. PV system manufacturers can select from sizes ranging from a 14- x 65-mm ferrule fuse to four square body XL sizes, with ampacities from 15 to 400 A. Designed specifically to protect and isolate PV array combiners and disconnects, these high-performance fuses are capable of interrupting low overcurrents associated with faulted PV systems, such as reverse current and multi-array faults.
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.