Surge protection devices
The UL DIN-Rail SPDs by Cooper Bussmann deliver comprehensive UL 1449 third edition recognized overvoltage protection.
The UL DIN-Rail SPDs by Cooper Bussmann deliver comprehensive UL 1449 third edition recognized overvoltage protection. Modular DIN-Rail design with color coding makes it easy to install the right module. Finger-safe construction improves electrical safety, while a rejection feature assures system integrity by preventing misapplication of SPD modules. Vibration and shock resistance according to EN 60068-2 are ideal for harsher conditions. Once installed, users can rely on easyID local visual indication and optional remote contact signaling to monitor module status. Available with short-circuit current ratings up to 200 kA, these SPDs are ideal for UL 508A panel shops.
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.