The VFD 1000V UL flexible motor supply cable lineup now includes a series of five new, symmetrical three-conductor, 1 to 4/0 AWG, 600-volt UL1277, VFD cables. The cables’ symmetrical ground design combines the benefits of the company’s classic VFD cables with additional features for use on larger, more powerful AC motor drives. Two spiral, copper-tape shields provide improved flexibility and radiated and conducted noise protection. The series also includes four new 10- to 16-AWG, 600-volt UL 1277 cables incorporating a signal pair for brake applications. The cables feature an overall shield, plus 85% TC braid shield for radiated and conducted noise protection. All variable-frequency AC motor drive output cables feature robust construction for use in harsh industrial operating environments. Construction features include: thick, industrial-grade XLPE insulation; high-strand tinned copper circuit conductors; and industrial-grade, oil- and sunlight-resistant PVC jackets. The cables are TC-ER- and UL-direct burial rated, RoHS-compliant and CE-approved.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey