Two new wire types are suitable for various applications and are UL-, cUL-, CSA- and NEMA-rated.
THHN building wire is 19-strand, 600-V, uncoated copper wire available in sizes ranging from 4 to 14 gauge sizes. It’s suitable for use in wet or dry locations. MTW-type wire is available in 19- and 26-strand, 600-V bare, annealed copper, in 10- to 16-gauge sizes. It is primarily used in control cabinets, machine tool applications and appliance wiring applications. Both wire types are UL-, cUL-, CSA- and NEMA-rated.
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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