These breakers come in two versions — one with magnetic trip element for short-circuit protection and the other with thermal and magnetic trip elements for overload and short-circuit protection. They can be used by themselves as manual motor controllers, and they also work well with Series 300 contactors in group motor installations. An ON/OFF manual operator makes it easy to isolate motor circuits without disconnecting all of a control panel's circuits. They have visual trip indicators for easy spotting of tripped circuits, and a test function for verifying device performance and proper control circuit operation. They have a modular design and come with accessories such as auxiliary contacts, shunt and undervoltage release modules, and wiring accessories. They come in universal ratings and markings: A, kW and HP ratings, plus applicable third-party certification markings.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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