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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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.