Power distribution fuse block
The power distribution Class J fuse block uses up to 50% less panel space and decreases installation time and labor by 33% by reducing the number of components required in the circuit.
The power distribution Class J fuse block uses up to 50% less panel space and decreases installation time and labor by 33% by reducing the number of components required in the circuit. This patented product is available with ratings of 100, 200, and 400 amps, making it ideal for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning applications. The new power distribution fuse block is available in 1-, 2-, and 3-pole versions with individual pole versions having a dovetail feature that allows point-of-use assembly depending on the number of poles. With a smaller footprint and a 200 kiloamps (kA) withstand rating, the product helps panel builders achieve a higher assembly Short Circuit Current Rating (SCCR) for compliance with National Electric Code Sections 110.10, 409.22, 440.4(B), 670.3(A)(4), and 670.5.
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.