Variable frequency drive
Cooper Crouse-Hinds’ ACE Series explosion-proof variable frequency drive (VFD) can be safely and reliably installed in Class I, Division 1 or 2 hazardous areas.
Cooper Crouse-Hinds’ ACE Series explosion-proof variable frequency drive (VFD) can be safely and reliably installed in Class I, Division 1 or 2 hazardous areas. Currently available up to 60 hp, this drive features a NEMA 7 enclosure with active cooling technology that allows the VFD to be housed inside the classified enclosure without the risk of overheating and failing while operating in ambient temperatures up to 50 C. In addition to installation savings, this drive provides soft start capabilities and built-in, real-time diagnostics. It can lower energy consumption by allowing a motor’s power level to be adjusted exactly to performance needs with an explosion-proof keypad and window.
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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