Solar mounting system
Finalist in Electrical Distribution in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2011 Product of the Year competition
The Cooper B-Line ARISTA Monolithic Solar Mounting System is designed with limited components, many of which are preassembled and preconfigured per project specifications. The system can adapt to portrait and landscape mounting, and it accommodates many types and sizes of solar photovoltaic panels. It includes an expansion splice plate that connects rails with the hardware to maintain system strength without worrying about material expansion. The Dura-Blok supports help distribute system load, reduce potential wear to the roof, and are constructed of 100% recycled rubber. Preassembled strip is compatible with many ballast alternatives.
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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