New LED offering

Luxeon high-power LED family is being expanded. The new emitters offer up to 65 lumens in white at 350 mA, 185 C allowable junction temperature, and a JEDEC moisture sensitivity level of 2a, which allows extended unsealed life before final packaging. The redesigned Luxeon package reduces heat sink requirements, delivers more light at comparable ambient conditions, expands use in higher temperature conditions, and allows higher current operation.

Lumileds Lighting Write 315 on PE card

DALI ballasts

DaliPro is a user-friendly, dimmable ballast designed for use with DALI controls. Digital addressable lighting interface (DALI) is the new industry standard for digital communications between ballasts and control systems. These ballasts can be programmed to perform multiple commands such as on-off, light level control, and scene recall on cue from the push of a button or by computer control. Units can be controlled individually, in groups, by room, or by area.

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. Write 316 on PE card

Ballast upgrade

Centium HCN-4S54-90C-2LSG electronic ballast line has been expanded to include a 4-lamp model for 54-W T5/HO applications. Ballasts include Intellivolt-Hi technology, which enables 347%%MDASSML%%480-V operation. Its 480-V operation eliminates the need to rewire another mains voltage. A high-low switching option allows switching among lamp configurations, while its semi-independent lamp operation (ILO) ensures that the fixture will remain partially lit if a lamp fails.

Advance Transformer Co. Write 317 on PE card

LED illumination

SLL003 series ultra slim shoebox LED cluster light module uses only 20 W, but can replace 75-W HPS fixtures. Light module features 400 white 5 mm LEDs mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB), consumes only 20 W, emits 656 candela of light, and gives off 700 lumens. The light module operates on voltages from 85%%MDASSML%%265 V ac, allowing seamless integration into existing wiring systems. Optional LED colors are red, green, orange, yellow, cool white, and blue.

LEDtronics, Inc. Write 318 on PE card

Lighting catalog

The 2005 Ruud Lighting full-line catalog is now available. The 300-page color catalog contains detailed product descriptions and photos, performance photometrics, and application photography. Featured new products include compact fluorescent high bays, expanded selections in the exit/emergency and track categories, and redesigned optical systems for area cutoff and parking/roadway fixtures.

Ruud Lighting Write 319 on PE card

Work light brochure

Wobble Light brochure contains easy-to-read grids, testimonials, and informative product details about the self-righting work light that bounces back from abuse. Brochure illustrates features such as impact-resistant polycarbonate dome, internal ventilation system, floating shock system, counter-weighted design, and power outlet for connecting power tools or additional Wobble Lights.

Wobble Light, LLC Write 320 on PE card

Top Plant
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Product of the Year
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System Integrator of the Year
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October 2018
Tools vs. sensors, functional safety, compressor rental, an operational network of maintenance and safety
September 2018
2018 Engineering Leaders under 40, Women in Engineering, Six ways to reduce waste in manufacturing, and Four robot implementation challenges.
GAMS preview, 2018 Mid-Year Report, EAM and Safety
October 2018
2018 Product of the Year; Subsurface data methodologies; Digital twins; Well lifecycle data
August 2018
SCADA standardization, capital expenditures, data-driven drilling and execution
June 2018
Machine learning, produced water benefits, programming cavity pumps
Spring 2018
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October 2018
Complex upgrades for system integrators; Process control safety and compliance
September 2018
Effective process analytics; Four reasons why LTE networks are not IIoT ready

Annual Salary Survey

After two years of economic concerns, manufacturing leaders once again have homed in on the single biggest issue facing their operations:

It's the workers—or more specifically, the lack of workers.

The 2017 Plant Engineering Salary Survey looks at not just what plant managers make, but what they think. As they look across their plants today, plant managers say they don’t have the operational depth to take on the new technologies and new challenges of global manufacturing.

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