Uninterruptible power system
Finalist in Emergency, On-site, Standby Power in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2011 Product of the Year competition
The 9900B Series UPS System from Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. delivers a power rating of 750 kVA and maximum efficiency of more than 96%. To achieve increased capacity or redundancy, the product can be configured in a parallel system of up to eight units. The modular system architecture saves on floor space by providing the option of adding or removing modules. The products have a 30% smaller footprint than typical UPS modules with a similar power rating. The system includes insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) technology controlled by the Mitsubishi Digital Signal Processor and direct digital control (DDC).
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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.