Technologies inside: Higher pump efficiency, consolidated logic
Eaton M-Max VFD provided QuantumFlo with a cost-effective, more energy-efficient solution than prior drives used. The more accurate Eaton M-Max drive with IP21 conduit kit allowed QuantumFlo to meet energy and functionality needs, while eliminating the PLC and control panel for logic.
Eaton M-Max VFD provided QuantumFlo with a cost-effective, more energy-efficient solution than prior drives used, the companies said. The more accurate Eaton M-Max drive with IP21 conduit kit allowed QuantumFlo to meet energy and functionality needs, while eliminating the PLC and control panel for logic.
QuantumFlo used its variable speed pump expertise to develop a “pump in a box” solution, the QuantumFlo Atom Simplex Light Commercial/Residential pressure booster, a fully contained, fully assembled solution with integrated motor, pump, bladder tank, and a VFD.
Eaton’s M-Max variable frequency drive was used with an IP21 conduit kit to contain all the wiring.
- Robert Fenton is product line manager at Eaton. Edited by Mark T. Hoske, content manager, CFE Media, Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, and Consulting-Specifying Engineer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.