System-level control for parallel genset operations
The DMC 1500 PowerCommand Paralleling System combines Cummins Power Generation’s microprocessor-based control technology with a new icon-based graphical user interface designed to maximize user-friendliness.
The DMC 1500 PowerCommand Paralleling System combines Cummins Power Generation’s microprocessor-based control technology with a new icon-based graphical user interface designed to maximize user-friendliness. The system consists of a PowerCommand system-level digital master control integrated with custom-engineered switchgear. The DMC 1500 communicates with the PowerCommand generator set and transfer switch controls for seamless integration. DMC 1500 systems can also be used for prime power at remote locations. Power transitions can be open or closed, in either fast (100 ms) or gradual ramping mode. The system includes utility paralleling functions for peak-shaving, base-loading, and load add/load shed sequence control.
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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.