The IPS Starter from Cerus Industrial Inc. has integrated pump-specific protective features.
Cerus Industrial Inc. announced the new IPS Starter with integrated pump-specific protective features. Tru-power sensing protects pumps from premature failures due to conditions such as dry pump, dead head, excessive shaft run-out, and jammed impellers. Tru-power sensing allows for a more flexible trip range, which can help eliminate nuisance trips. The IPS protects motors from phase unbalance, phase loss, phase reversal, anti-cycling, and overheating due to warm start. A wide-range class 1 to 60 electronic overload prevents installation call-backs due to mis-sized thermal overloads, and a multitap power transformer can handle a range of inputs (120 to 480 Vac).
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.