Relay control panels
Finalist in Lighting Controls in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2011 Product of the Year competition
The GreenMAX relay control panels from Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc. afford a short-circuit current rating of 25,000 A at 277 Vac. There are latching modules for incandescent and fluorescent loads, integrated dimming and switching capabilities, and daylight and smart metering features. The system includes relay cabinets and inserts, command modules, handheld display unit, power supplies, relays, and programmable digital switches. It supports a variety of native network protocols. Each relay panel can control up to 32,000 smart relays. Low-voltage inputs such as occupancy sensors, photocells, and switches connect to the system via an onboard low-voltage input card or remote input cabinet.
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.