Yaskawa's P1000 variable-speed drive provides control for variable-torque loads through 500 hp and up to 1000 hp through planned expansion.
Yaskawa’s P1000 variable-speed drive provides simple, reliable, cost-effective control for variable-torque loads through 500 hp and planned expansion through 1000 hp later this year. Specific application features, energy savings, and network connectivity make the P1000 a great choice for industrial fans and pumps. User-friendly configuration tools, including a multi-language LCD display with a real-time clock, parameter storage, fan and pump application presets, and a portable USB copy unit make programming and configuration simple. DriveWizard computer software delivers configuration, monitoring, and trending functions enhanced by direct connectivity through the P1000’s standard USB port. For applications requiring more functionality, the P1000 offers three expansion ports for additional I/O, feedback, and network communications, including DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP/IP, Profibus-DP, PROFINET, BACnet, and Lonworks. The P1000 drive is available in 200 to 240 Vac 3-phase 50/60 Hz (up to 175 hp), 380 to 480 Vac 3-phase 50/60 Hz (up to 500 hp), and 500 to 600 Vac 3-phase 50/60Hz (up to 250 hp) ratings.
Yaskawa America Inc.
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.