Power distribution unit
The ePDU power distribution product line from Eaton Corp. is now available in 400 V configurations.
Eaton Corp. announced 400 V configurations for its ePDU power distribution product line. The new units help reduce power distribution costs in enterprise-class data centers where high-density computing is required. They are Underwriters Laboratories (UL)-listed and use IEC 60309 input connectors approved for use in North America. The standard offering includes 20- and 30-amp configurations with monitoring and outlet switching capabilities. Data centers can use this product to power information technology racks without the need for a stand-alone power distribution unit.
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.