Offer paralleling capability with an external static switch that enables scalability for increased capacity or redundancy with the MGE Galaxy EPS 8000, 1000/1100 kVA UPS line from APC by Schneider Electric. The line boosts capacity from 1,000 kVA up to 3,300 kVA. Single module systems are available with 1,000 to 1,100 kVA power ratings and 100% rated continuous duty bypass and output static switches. The 8000 model relies on 12-pulse rectifier and inverter technologies to restrict harmonic distortion to less than 5%. www.apc.com #4
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.