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
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2012 Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.