POY Finalist: Industrial UPS
Finalist in Electric Motors and Drives in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The rail-mounted Quint UPS-IQ monitors a scalable battery solution and provides the user with critical data. The IQ technology manages the battery status and displays all of the relevant data on the UPS front panel, or transmits it to a computer.
For 24 V loads, the Quint UPS-IQ has output currents of 5, 10, 20, and 40 amps. The ac version has an output power of 500 VA. Other system features include alarm contacts, PC shutdown and restart, triggering e-mails, and event-logging. The entire system, including the battery modules, is UL 508 and 1778 Listed.
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.