Storage management system
The Smart Grid storage management system from S&C Electric Company performs dc-to-ac energy conversion and controls charging and discharging algorithms. A pad-mounted step-up transformer converts ac system output to line voltage. The system can be installed with SCADA-Mate switches equipped with an automatic restoration system, which can supply stored energy if power to the feeder is interrupted.
S&C Electric Circle 455
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.