Uninterruptible power supply
The Liebert APM from Emerson Network Power is a row-based, modular uninterruptible power supply that can operate without transformers.
Emerson Network Power introduced the Liebert APM row-based, modular uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system. The product is a transformer-free, on-line UPS that allows quick power capacity increases with the addition of internal FlexPower core hardware assemblies. The FlexPower core assemblies allow the system to expand for capacity or redundancy in 15 kW increments up to 45 or 90kW within a single cabinet. In both models, the external battery cabinet can be outfitted with the Alber BDSi monitoring system to constantly monitor each battery, ensuring battery reliability and allowing for proactive management. Addition or replacement of FlexPower cores can be accomplished without powering down connected equipment.
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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