The Liebert NX with Softscale technology from Emerson Network Power is a UPS platform that combines a flexible approach to scalability with an efficiency rating of up to 97%. Designed for small and medium size data centers that are facing unpredictable changes in their IT systems, the system can be sized to current requirements and then scaled with a simple software key as needs change. Modules can adapt from 40 kVA to 60 kVA to 80 kVA or from 80 kVA to 100 kVA to 120 kVA. For more information, click here .
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.