POY Finalist: MCC Solution
Finalist in Electric Motors and Drives in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
SmartStart is a plug-and-play smart motor control center solution that offers quick and easy start-up and commissioning. MCCs with the SmartStart option include a preconfigured PLC and HMI combination that is factory-installed and tested.
With no programming needed and self-configuration of the PLC, SmartStart reduces integration, installation, commissioning, implementation, and maintenance time. The SmartStart feature integrates pre-engineered, pre-configured, and pre-programmed automation hardware to offer a standardized solution for automation and communications in the tiastar Smart Motor Control Center.
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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