Generac has five new models of liquid-cooled standby generators, with outputs from 22 to 60 kW. Four of the units feature a low-speed engine for minimal sound output. The generators run on natural gas or liquid propane and include a corrosion-resistant aluminum enclosure, a run-time meter for monitoring exercise and maintenance levels, and updated paint colors. The generators' lightweight allows roof mounting and enables installation without large cranes or specialized equipment.
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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.