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.
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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