Uninterruptible power supply
The Symmetra PX three-phase UPS from American Power Conversion Corp. is a modular UPS system that can scale up to 500kW. The unit offers 25kW double conversion online inverter power modules, extended life hot-swap batteries, a side-mounted maintenance bypass panel, and a touch-screen user interface. The entire system can fit in the same row as IT equipment or against a wall to save floor space in a data center. Automated, predictive diagnostic capabilities, increased overload capacity, and fast firmware upgrades help increase the reliability of the data center.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey