Finalist in Electrical Distribution in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2011 Product of the Year competition
The S-Max Series grid-tiered solar inverter from Eaton converts sunlight into ac and is designed for 600 Vdc and three-phase utility interactive operation. Embedded intelligence automates commissioning, operation, and shutdown to reduce physical contact and improve safety. It incorporates NEMA-based visible blade disconnects for ac and dc circuits to enable reliable photovoltaic system interconnection. The solar inverter incorporates programmable logic controllers, variable frequency drives, and protective relays. The 250 kW inverter has active front-end technology, which can operate in harsh environments with 24/7 operation cycles. It has a 96.5% efficiency rating from the California Energy Commission.
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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