Two terminal blocks, with 3.5 mm and 5 mm centerlines
RIA Connect released the AST 233 and AST 235 terminal blocks. They have 3.5 mm and 5 mm centerlines, the company said.
Integrating Springcon technology in a reflow compatible housing, the RIA Connect AST23X series of terminal blocks feature a compact forty-five degree design in 3.5mm and 5.0mm centerlines, the company said.
Tool-less operation is achieved with the use of solid wire up to 16 AWG. UL and VDE approvals are pending.
- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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.