Outdoor lighting

SytePro, an outdoor lighting system designed to reduce lighting pollution and meet dark sky and light trespass requirements, contains a computer-optimized optical system control to distribute light precisely, maximize surface illumination, and minimize the number of fixtures required. The reflector offers IES types II, III, IV, and Type V distribution patterns for precise light placement.

Crescent/Stonco Write 314 on PE card

HID ballast

DynaVision microprocessor-based electronic ballast for pulse-start metal halide lamps maximizes lamp lumen maintenance. The ballast operates 320-W, 350-W, or 400-W pulse-start metal halide lamps from any manufacturer at its rated wattage level and features technology that permits operation on different voltage systems from 200 to 277 Vac.

Advance Transformer Co. Write 315 on PE card

Work lights

L200 family of illumination accessories directs light where it is needed. L205 clips onto baseball-style hats and lights the area immediately in front of the user. L206 can be attached to an industrial hard hat using an integrated nylon strap. L211 illuminates the space immediately in front of a test probe and slips onto the probe using a flexible ring. L215 kit includes the L211 and an extender that allows users to make measurements in high energy environments.

Fluke Corp. Write 316 on PE card

Dock lighting

Loading Dock Lights are UL listed and painted safety yellow. Standard features include steel construction; single, double, and triple arm styles; and lengths of 24 in., 40 in., and 60 in. Options include 90-W bulbs, wire guards, light stands, and fans.

Vestil Manufacturing Co. Write 317 on PE card

Fluorescent high-bay luminaire

LightWing fluorescent high-bay luminaire design is angled with aluminum reflectors for lighting efficiency in open industrial areas and warehouses. Its steel housing holds six linear fluorescent lamps. Each unit comes with a heavy mounting chain-and-hook assembly and an optional cord and plug assembly.

Day-Brite Lighting Write 318 on PE card

Occupancy sensor

DT-300 dual technology occupancy sensor offers 360-deg coverage, low-profile design, passive infrared, and ultrasonic sensing technologies to automatically turn lights on and off. To accommodate changing occupant patterns, sensors use a technology that automatically adjusts time delay and sensitivity setting to maximize energy savings.

The Watt Stopper, Inc. Write 319 on PE card

Electronic ballast

Prismatron electronic ballasts are now offered for use with single metal halide luminaires and may be used with 320-W, 350-W, and 400-W conventional and pulse-start metal halide lamps. The ballast features silent operation, color stability, and flicker-free illumination. It includes a "hold-high" capability so that if the luminaire is turned off while in a dimmed state, the lamp will return to full level output power when the luminaire is reenergized.

Holophane Write 320 on PE card

Top Plant
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2017 Top Plant.
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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