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
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
System Integrator of the Year
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
May 2018
Electrical standards, robots and Lean manufacturing, and how an aluminum packaging plant is helping community growth.
April 2018
2017 Product of the Year winners, retrofitting a press, IMTS and Hannover Messe preview, natural refrigerants, testing steam traps
March 2018
SCCR, 2018 Maintenance study, and VFDs in a washdown environment.
April 2018
ROVs, rigs, and the real time; wellsite valve manifolds; AI on a chip; analytics use for pipelines
February 2018
Focus on power systems, process safety, electrical and power systems, edge computing in the oil & gas industry
December 2017
Product of the Year winners, Pattern recognition, Engineering analytics, Revitalize older pump installations
Spring 2018
Burners for heat-treating furnaces, CHP, dryers, gas humidification, and more
April 2018
Implementing a DCS, stepper motors, intelligent motion control, remote monitoring of irrigation systems
February 2018
Setting internal automation standards

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

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