Three new enclosure sizes added to ARCA Series
Fibox Enclosures added three new sizes to its ARCA enclosure product line, expanding the product family to 10 standard interior enclosure sizes.
Fibox Enclosures expanded the ARCA enclosure product line with three sizes, 8 x 8 x 4-in. D, 10 x 8 x 4-in. D, and 10 x 10 x 6-in. D. This expands ARCA's product family to 10 standard interior enclosure sizes ranging from 6 x 6 x 4-in. D to 18 x 16 x 10-in. D to target OEM instrumentation, controls, and automation applications, as well as larger components and high-power applications. Stylized ARCA enclosures, manufactured using injection-molded polycarbonate, provide easy customization, robustness, chemical resistance, and wide temperature range. All enclosure sizes offer opaque or transparent covers and feature an overlapping cover design to protect the formed-in-place polyurethane (PUR) gasket. Enclosures come with standard wall mounting feet or optional mounting flanges for normal portrait orientation and landscape orientation.
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.