Uninterruptible power system (UPS)
Finalist in Emergency, On-site, Standby Power in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2011 Product of the Year competition
Eaton’s BladeUPS preassembled system is designed for data center managers interested in consolidating stand-alone UPSs to ease UPS management and enhance power capacity planning. The scalable and modular product expands power protection from 12 to 60 kW (N+1) in a 19-in. rack while reducing energy and cooling costs with its energy-efficient UPS design. Preassembled systems are available with two or six BladeUPS units, and all systems include batteries, communication cards, and internal system wiring. Modules are already installed in the information technology enclosure, and the entire system is tested prior to delivery.
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.