The KB plastic series and KM metal series of safety switches are compliant with IEC/EN 60947-5-1. Both safety switch families are available with a hinge operator, slotted lever or are key operated. The switches include interchangeable and removable auxiliary contacts to simplify wiring and interchangeable operating heads designed to make inventory management easier. The switches have been designed to satisfy the requirements of simple set-up, modularity, sturdiness and constant reliability, the company says. Automation Systems Interconnect
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Annual Salary Survey
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