POY Finalist: Remote racking/breaker device
Finalist in Power Transmission in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The MMR1000 remote racking device provides a means of remotely inserting or removing any drawout circuit breaker in the Magnum DS family of air circuit breakers (ACBs) to help mitigate arc flash exposure.
The MRR1000 permits the operator to remotely open and close a breaker from up to 25 ft away during the rack-in or rack-out process, a distance well beyond the arc flash boundary for traditional LV switchgear. It also allows for manual operation of the breaker as well as racking.
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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.