Power distribution units
HP’s Remote Monitoring Power Distribution Units (PDUs) control energy consumption, manage space constraints, and provide bill-back information.
HP’s Remote Monitoring Power Distribution Units (PDUs) are designed for IT and facility managers tasked with keeping a tight watch over energy consumption, managing space constraints, and providing highly accurate bill-back information. HP Remote Monitoring PDUs feature billing-grade accuracy of 99% for precisely allocating data center expenses. In addition, the built-in remote capabilities simplify and allow for remote power monitoring and management of the PDU and individual load segments from anywhere on the network. Ranging from 2.8 to 22 kVA, with available single and 3-phase models, the HP PDUs come in a new slim profile design for easy maintenance activities in the rear of the rack. To reduce data center cooling costs, the HP Remote Monitoring PDUs can operate at temperatures to 60 C. The HP Remote Monitoring PDUs are designed for HP racks but will work in a large variety of third-party racks as well.
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.