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.
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.