VFD cables reduce EMI
Cables minimize capacitance, improve common mode current containment.
Belden has expanded its line of VFD cables with the addition of 2,000 V designs with improved EMI characteristics. The company says this series features oversized XLPE insulation to provide the lowest capacitance available in a VFD cable.
Highly effective dual shielding provides low resistance to ground path, which improves common mode current containment. The 85% braid coverage offers optimum EMI low frequency noise protection, while the 100% aluminum/Mylar tape shield offers RFI high frequency noise protection. Also included in the smooth, round cables are full-size, insulated green ground wires with a yellow stripe and drain wires for ease of installation and termination.
All of Belden's new 2,000 V UL 1277 Type TC-ER cables are UL rated for direct burial, feature black sunlight- and oil-resistant PVC jackets, and meet all applicable industry standards and specifications for VFD cables.
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.