Uninterruptible power supply
Hewlett-Packard's UPS R1500 G3 and UPS R/T3000 G2
Hewlett-Packard Co.’s UPS R1500 G3 and UPS R/T3000 G2 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems are designed for customers managing space-constrained rack environments. These systems can communicate directly in several networking environments with the advanced communication firmware technology inside. The R/T3000 G2 packs up to 3300-VA and 3000 W into a 3.5-in. design. It also includes a rack-to-tower conversion kit for nonrack applications. The R1500 G3 is a slim 1500 VA rack-mount UPS designed to ease network managers’ need for additional rack space into a 1.75-in. design. HP has an Enhanced Battery Management (EBM) technology that can double the battery life within the HP UPS. For additional management flexibility of connected/protected devices, the UPSs provide separate load, allowing for a customizable configuration. Bundled with HP’s new Power Protector software, the HP UPS R1500 G3 and HP UPS R/T3000 G2 feature serial and USB ports for data exchange with the host computer and remote shutdown.
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.