Universal Lighting wireless ballasts
Receive commands without the need for extra control wires with the release of the DEMANDflex ballast family and the DCL (Demand Control Lighting) controls from Universal Lighting Technology.
Receive commands without the need for extra control wires with the release of the DEMANDflex ballast family and the DCL (Demand Control Lighting) controls from Universal Lighting Technology. The ballasts have the flexibility to have power levels tuned during installation at the circuit level to optimize and maximize energy savings. DCL controls allow for local control with energy management systems and external control via the Internet with networked managed systems, as well as integration with utility demand response programs. DCL lighting controls reduce power levels as needed by as much as 50%, providing significant demand level and usage reductions. Because there are no ballast control wires, DEMANDflex ballasts are ideal for both retrofit and new construction applications. DEMANDflex ballasts can be initially installed and tuned to specific power and light levels during a lighting retrofit with DCL control capabilities added at a later date. Lightfair booth No. 445
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.