Surge protection devices
The Joslyn line of ac surge protection products from Thomas & Betts includes more than 1,300 standard configurations.
The Joslyn line of ac surge protection products from Thomas & Betts includes more than 1,300 standard configurations. These surge protection devices (SPDs) are suitable for protecting single, split, and three-phase applications ranging from 120 V to 1600 V Delta. They can handle high-surge energy to 400 kA per phase. The SPDs feature surge counter, LED display, audible alarm status indicator, and remote monitoring. Individually fused metal oxide varistors (MOVs) provide protection from extended surge events. The products are listed to Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 1449 Third Edition and are Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)-compliant.
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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