Pole/Zero, part of Microwave Products Group awarded over $66M contract by the U.S. Department Of Defense
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Pole/Zero, part of Microwave Products Group and Dover (NYSE: DOV), is being awarded a $66,673,285 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides for the procurement of antenna interface units and mounting trays, technical data, spares, and repair of repairables for the P-8A Poseidon Lots 9, 10, and 11 full-rate production aircraft in support of the Navy and the governments of the United Kingdom, Norway, New Zealand, and South Korea. Work will be performed in West Chester, Ohio and is expected to be completed by September 2022.
Pole/Zero analyzes, designs, builds and supports interference mitigation and spectral purification solutions for industrial and defense manufacturers and integrators of RF/microwave electronics. With its full line of digitally tunable bandpass filters, notch filters, and Integrated Cosite Equipment (ICE), Pole/Zero can effectively solve most interference issues. Through constant product, technology, and process development, Pole/Zero continues to expand its role as the leading supplier of unique, cost-effective solutions to solve difficult RF problems. More information is available at dovermpg.com/polezero.
About Microwave Products Group (MPG):
MPG is a leading global provider of mission-critical engineered electronic components and subsystems and is comprised of the businesses Dow-Key Microwave, K&L Microwave, Pole/Zero Corporation, and BSC Filters. Our expertise is the design and manufacture of communications-based specialty products – engineered components and subsystems – for demanding military, space, commercial aerospace/industrial, and telecom infrastructure applications where function and reliability are crucial. More information is available at dovermpg.com.
Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through three operating segments: Engineered Systems, Fluids and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of 26,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what’s possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV.” Additional information is available at dovercorporation.com.
In Defense of the Selfie Stick—Err, Action Pole
After years of refusing to be “one of those people,” I finally caved and bought a stick that attaches to my camera. It functions like an extra-long Inspector Gadget arm, enabling me to capture my surroundings from a fishbowled or bird’s-eye perspective.
I know what you’re thinking: You bought a selfie stick. Big deal. To which I say: It’s not a selfie stick. It’s an action pole. Specifically a UKPro Pole 38HD,
a lightweight, waterproof telescoping monopod that extends from 16 to 38 inches with a few twists of the wrist. When attached to my [GoPro HERO4 Silver action cam] (https://shop.gopro.com/hero4/hero4-silver/CHDHY-401.html),
it is a force to be reckoned with. But it is not a selfie stick.
The shame that comes with using a camera accessory that bears even a passing resemblance to a selfie stick is real. I’ve defended my action pole’s existence to border patrol officers at the Canadian airport, fellow hikers at the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in northern New Mexico, and beer-slugging water tubers in Del Valle, Texas.
I get it. Selfie sticks are obnoxious. They block people’s views and encourage bad behavior—like duck-facing in front of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. But the truth is, legit photographers have been attaching cameras to protractible poles with cable releases for decades. Monopod are infinitely useful for landscape and adventure photography, helping to steady the camera and stretch its field of vision.
I know what you’re thinking: You bought a selfie stick. Big deal. To which I say: It’s not a selfie stick. It’s an action pole.
Jason Falcone, a marine fish conservation student and outdoors photographer (@jasonbfalcone) in Richmond, Virginia, takes his GoPole Reach 14-40” extension pole everywhere: scuba diving, wake boarding, hiking, cliff jumping. Long before he invested in a proper action pole, Falcone rigged together a D.I.Y. monopod by duct-taping his phone to the end of a broomstick. “I just love the versatility,” he says. “But I also try to respect others when using it. If you’re waving it around or traveling to take selfies, without any appreciation of your destination, then it becomes a problem.”
Instagram-famous “skywalker” Humza Deas uses a GoPro Flex Clamp and GorillaPod when shooting. The former gives his images a cool “security camera POV,” while the latter is stable enough to record time-lapse videos. Deas has also found that “people of authority” dislike traditional tripods because they’re associated with commercial work. A monopod setup helps him get in, grab his shot, and get out before the security guards take notice.
Sometimes it’s the technology that dictates the accessory. Photographer Tom Starkweather bought a cheap SSE 48-inch extendable monopod to hold his Ricoh Theta 360° camera. “At first I was self-conscious about the purchase, since I don’t take selfies,” he says. “But if I were to just hold the camera, my hand and arm would appear huge and distorted in the picture.” A pole was the obvious answer for minimizing his presence in the image, while providing “a higher overhead” and a “much wider field of vision—like that of a low-flying drone.”
Pole Opens GSPSS Title Defense in Stafford Victory Lane
Last year, it took eight races for Joey Polewarczyk to find his way to a Granite State Pro Stock Series victory celebration.
In the year of his title defense, “Joey Pole” was not about to wait that long.
Polewarczyk crushed the field in Saturday night’s Casagrande Builders 75 at Stafford Motor Speedway, picking up his sixth career GSPSS win to open the series’ tenth full season of competition.
“What an awesome track,” Polewarczyk said after taking the checkered flag in his first visit to the famed Connecticut half-mile. “Thanks to Stafford for having the Granite State Pro Stock Series.”
Saturday’s feature racing, anchored by the GSPSS’ Stafford debut, was to be the first of two days of on-track action for the speedway’s Spring Sizzler opening weekend, featuring the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. An unfavorable forecast for Sunday’s program prompted Stafford and NASCAR officials to preemptively postpone Sunday’s card to next Friday night, April 30.
Polewarczyk’s familiar #97 was on rails for the long green-flag run to the finish. (Jeff Brown photo)
Polewarczyk started fourth after the post-heat redraw, but dropped back to eighth as the high line proved challenging early on. Two early cautions slowed the opening laps, one for a stalled car in turn two, and the second for a grinding crash that eliminated Vermonter Craig Bushey and two-time series champ Mike O’Sullivan only eleven laps in.
MacDonald brought the field back to the green flag, battling briefly with American-Canadian Tour sophomore Derek Gluchacki. But after four laps, a resurgent Polewarczyk broke up the party, slipping past Gluchacki and then MacDonald to take the lead.
Polewarczyk never looked back.
And with the rest of the 75-lap feature running clean and green, the Hudson, N.H. racer was free to drive off while the rest of the field scrapped for second.
“I loved that there were almost no cautions, and we were able to run our own pace,” Polewarczyk said of the long run to the checkers. “It feels really good to come down here to Stafford and win.”
Cory Casagrande (#7CT) and David Darling had a clean but tough battle for second, with Casagrande coming out on top at his home track. (Jeff Brown photo)
Hometown favorite Cory Casagrande prevailed in the battle for the runner-up spot. Letting the long run play into his hands, Casagrande worked his way past DJ Shaw with twenty laps remaining, then held off multi-time Seekonk Speedway champion David Darling for a career-best GSPSS performance. Casagrande’s family has a long and storied history in Stafford’s weekly ranks.
Darling, a GSPSS winner last year at New London-Waterford (Conn.) Speedbowl, briefly assumed second before settling for third.
Early leader MacDonald, who traded his usual mount for a Fury-built car prepared by FAB Specialties, was fourth at the line. Derek Griffith, who pitted early for adjustments after dropping back at the start, drove from 17th to fifth, but with no cautions, he was unable to gain any more ground on the leaders.
Devin O’Connell, the 2018 GSPSS champion, was sixth, with Shaw falling to seventh in the closing laps. Gabe Brown, who started shotgun on the field after electrical issues sidelined him after time trials, was eighth, the final car on the lead lap. Gluchacki was ninth in a solid run for car owner Rollie Lindblad, with Angelo Belsito rounding out the top ten.
Saturday’s race, GSPSS’ first ever at Stafford, marked the return of touring Pro Stocks to a track that once counted the discipline among its weekly classes. A Pro Late Model open feature had been planned for 2020, but the pandemic squashed those plans. Maine’s Pro All Stars Series hosted the last touring Pro Stock/Super Late Model race at Stafford, a 2012 contest won by the late Ted Christopher.
Three drivers in that 2012 feature were in competition Saturday, with Shaw earning the best result of the three. Bryan Kruczek, making a move with car owner Bobby Webber, Jr. to a full-time GSPSS schedule in 2021, finished twelfth, two laps back. Mike O’Sullivan, out of the race early on, was the third.
Polewarczyk, a fixture on the ACT Tour at the time, was racing in Quebec that weekend, still a year away from his first GSPSS victory.
Indeed, Polewarczyk opened the 2020 season with an intriguing streak, having won in all three of his GSPSS attempts entering the season opener. The former ACT Tour champion and 2012 Oxford 250 winner came up short in the season’s first few races, but with solid top-five finishes piling up, Polewarczyk opted to stay the course.
And as early-season success for Ray Christian III and Angelo Belsito faded, Polewarczyk’s veteran sensibilities propelled him to the top of the standings. Polewarczyk topped crosstown rival Derek Griffith by inches for his first win of the year in September at Star Speedway. Three races later at the season finale at New London-Waterford Speedbowl, Polewarczyk was all but assured of the championship.
Leaving nothing to chance, he outdueled Belsito to close the season with another victory, marking his first full-season effort since 2015.
With Christian returning to weekly racing in 2021, Polewarczyk’s closest competition for this year’s championship battle appears to be Belsito and Gabe Brown, who plans to focus on GSPSS after three years touring with PASS.
With Saturday’s win, Joey Pole appears to be well-prepared for that battle.
Official Results, GSPSS Casagrande Builders 75 at Stafford Motor Speedway:
1. (97) Joey Polewarczyk
2. (7CT) Cory Casagrande
3. (52) David Darling
4. (17MA) Eddie MacDonald
5. (12G) Derek Griffith
6. (43) Devin O’Connell
7. (60) DJ Shaw
8. (61) Gabe Brown
9. (48) Derek Gluchacki
10. (8) Angelo Belsito
11. (40) Mike Mitchell
12. (19) Bryan Kruczek
13. (18) Michael Scorzelli
14. (88) Kevin Casper
15. (21) Josh King
16. (76) Tyler Tomassi
17. (87) Alexander Pearl
18. (31NH) Luke Hinkley
19. (90NH) Casey Call
20. (12) Bobby Pelland III
21. (29) Adam Gray
22. (05) Craig Bushey
23. (08) Mike O’Sullivan
24. (29MA) Rick Duzlak
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Busch picks up Coors Light Pole Award in search of Brickyard defense
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SPEEDWAY, Ind. – A sweep at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is nothing new to Kyle Busch.
But this year, he started early.
With a lap at 184.634 mph (48.745 seconds) in the final round of Saturday’s knockout qualifying, Busch claimed the pole position for Sunday’s Crown Royal 400 (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, IMS, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
Earlier in the day, the driver who swept both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series races at Indy last year earned the pole award ahead of the heat races prior to Saturday afternoon’s Lilly Diabetes 250 XFINITY race.
But the Sprint Cup pole that completed the Saturday sweep was special, because it was the first for Busch at the vaunted Brickyard.
“I haven’t been great at qualifying here, but the guys gave me a great piece this time around, and I’m real pumped about that,” said Busch, who claimed his second Coors Light Pole Award of the season and the 19th of his career. “We’re starting first in both of these (races), and hopefully we can end that way.
“It means a lot (to win the pole). It’s definitely pretty special to be running the way that we’re running and to have the success that we’ve had here the last couple of years at Indy, and I’d love nothing more than to try to win here again.”
Busch’s No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was .023 seconds faster than the No. 19 of teammate Carl Edwards (184.547 mph).
“I was happy with my lap,” Edwards said. “I was surprised Kyle got me. That was a good lap for him – I mean, that was a good lap that he ran because I felt like my lap was pretty good – but, yeah, it’s frustrating right now to be second because it’s so close, and the pole position is obviously huge here.
“But by tomorrow, the race gets started and I think I’ll be pretty happy with that starting spot, so just good job by all my guys.”
Making his last appearance at Indy as a Sprint Cup Series driver, Tony Stewart earned the third starting spot with a lap at 184.328 mph and knew exactly where he had lost critical speed.
“I just wish I could do lap three (final round) one more time and not clip the apron in (Turn) 4,” Stewart said. “I think we could have been on the pole.”
RELATED: Stewart discusses his qualifying effort
Denny Hamlin qualified fourth, giving JGR three of the top four spots. Brad Keselowski in fifth has the top Ford. Ryan Newman , Kevin Harvick , Martin Truex Jr. , Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson will start from positions six through 10, respectively.
The time trials were a disappointment for the Hendrick Motorsports drivers, who failed to place a car in the top 12.
Jimmie Johnson ran the fastest lap of the day in the first of three rounds, touring the 2.5-mile speedway in 48.435 seconds (185.816 mph). But the six-time series champion failed to advance beyond the second round, losing the 12th and final position to Kurt Busch by .008 seconds.
Johnson will start 13th, Chase Elliott 15th and Jeff Gordon , subbing for Dale Earnhardt Jr. , who is out with concussion-like symptoms, claimed the 21st spot on the grid.
“I felt really comfortable right there,” said Gordon, who was 15th fastest in the first round. “I feel like today I’m much calmer than I was yesterday (in practice). Usually, my heart is beating more for qualifying than it is for practice, but that wasn’t the case.
“So, today I feel more relaxed and comfortable in the car. I hope to feel the same way tomorrow. Tomorrow’s challenge is going to be being around traffic, and also trying to get the balance of the car right and do that when you’re by yourself as well as when you’re around other cars.”
Josh Wise failed to make the 40-car field.
Russians fit Cell Towers With Pole-21 Missile Defense System
The Russian government has reported that it plans to install the Pole-21 anti-missile jamming device on civilian cellular network towers. By leveraging existing infrastructures within the Federation, the Kremlin hopes to ensure a wide coverage area in the event of a missile attack.
Throughout the Cold War, the USSR made constant preparations for a U.S.-led attack – nuclear or otherwise. Fear of mutually assured destruction loomed large over both superpowers, but after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the decades-long standoff saw relations between Russia and the U.S. warming up to remain relatively stable.
Recent events in Ukraine, however, combined with U.N. economic sanctions have yet again caused tension between a NATO-led coalition and the Russian Federation.
Whether inspired by global geopolitics or routine national security concerns, Russia is shoring up its territory with plans for a missile defense system in Eastern Europe.
“the slightest deviation from the designated frequency even for milliseconds will result in a loss of accuracy.” – Anton Lavrov
Efficacy of the Pole-21 Missile Defense System
The system will be installed on 250,000 existing civilian cellular towers across the Russian Federation. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, once the Pole–21 installations are complete, Russia will be virtually impenetrable to missiles using satellite navigation.
Despite the fact that U.S. cruise missiles like the Tomahawk are equipped with sophisticated anti-jamming technology, Russian military analyst Anton Lavrov explained to Russian newspaper Izvestia that “the slightest deviation from the designated frequency even for milliseconds will result in a loss of accuracy.”
There is also the concern that the Pole-21 network would interfere with Russian navigation and communication systems. However, momentarily disrupting internal communications might be worth it if the Pole-21’s brief activation is enough to throw off an incoming missile’s trajectory.
Something else to consider: Like the majority of the USSR’s infamously optimistic Five-Year Plans, the Russian Federation has a reputation for announcing advances in military technology that do not always come to (immediate) fruition.
Yet, the O.E. Watch newsletter, which is published monthly by the U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies Office, mentioned that the jamming devices did seem like part of a larger movement by the Russian military to prepare for a large-scale assault.
Hypersonic missile defense is a job for the Space Force
The recent revelation that China has tested two hypersonic glide missiles has rocked the American national security establishment. According to Bloomberg, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark MilleyMark MilleyHypersonic missile defense is a job for the Space Force Should we surrender to China now to get it over with? The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Democrats have so many hurdles ahead MORE suggested that the tests approached a “Sputnik moment,” harkening back to the Soviet launch of the first Earth satellite, which also proved the capability of delivering a nuclear warhead anywhere on Earth with a ballistic missile.
A recent article in Space News suggests that a nuclear capable, intercontinental range hypersonic glide missile presents a challenge for the American military. The Chinese missile is hard to track when it is in the midrange stage of its flight, which can occur over the South Pole, bypassing American missile defenses. Once the missile reenters the Earth’s atmosphere, it can glide to its target from any direction, making it difficult for current terminal-stage defenses to engage and destroy.
The Defense Department has already started to develop a constellation of low Earth orbit sensors capable of tracking hypersonic glide vehicles more accurately. However, America’s ballistic missile defenses are still inadequate to stop a determined nuclear strike on the American homeland. At best, it will ward off an attack by a rogue country such as North Korea or Iran.
Current American missile defense systems include ground-based interceptors deployed in Alaska and California as well as sea-based Aegis systems on navy ships designed to engage ballistic missiles. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system is deployed in Guam, the UAE, Israel, South Korea and Romania, capable of intercepting shorter-range missiles. The Patriot system was made famous during the First Gulf War for warding off Scud attacks from Iraq.
Clearly, with China going full tilt to augment its nuclear arsenal, it is time for the United States to expand its missile defense system. It should start by tasking the Space Force with developing and deploying a boost phase defense system, taking an old idea that dates back to the 1980s SDI proposal.
According to the Missile Defense Agency, a missile in the boost phase is the easiest to detect and the hardest to engage. A missile soon after launch has a hot exhaust that is easy for space-based sensors to detect. However, the boost phase lasts about five or so minutes, a short window for an anti-ballistic missile system to engage the target.
One way to address the short time frame in which a missile can be engaged during the boost phase is to use a beam weapon such as a laser. Unlike a missile, a laser would hit the target instantaneously once a firing solution is acquired, destroying the hypersonic vehicle before it separates from the launcher.
Plans for such space-based beam weapons never became reality in the 1980s. The technological hurdles involved were immense 40 years ago. In any case, the Cold War ended long before the United States could deploy a space-based missile defense. President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonHypersonic missile defense is a job for the Space Force Two strategies to salvage democracy and halt the rise of authoritarianism Biden needs to be both Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside MORE put an unceremonious end to the Strategic Defense Initiative.
Clinton’s successor, President George W. Bush, withdrew the United States from the ABM Treaty, leading to the deployment of the rudimentary missile defense systems the United States now possesses. Technology, including lasers, sensor systems, computer technology and reusable launchers, has advanced since President Ronald Reagan promised to make nuclear weapons “impotent and obsolete. ”
One can imagine a future when a reusable rocket (say the SpaceX Starship) could loft laser equipped battle stations and deploy them so that they can cover any nuclear threat. Such battle stations, using the immense lift capability of the Starship, would be equipped with systems to detect, evaluate, and engage enemy missiles during their boost phase. Such platforms would also be equipped with systems to ward off enemy attack. They would be, for all intents and purposes, the first space-faring warships, albeit robotically controlled.
More importantly, China and any other potential enemy that wishes the United States and her allies harm would imagine such a future as well. China would be left with a stark choice. Will it engage in an arms race with the United States that it is likely to lose? Or will it be compelled to scale back its imperial ambitions and come to terms with the Western World?
The Strategic Defense Initiative presented the Kremlin with the same choice 40 years ago and the rest was history. China, too, will find that it is time to choose.
Mark R. Whittington is the author of space exploration studies “Why is It So Hard to Go Back to the Moon?” as well as “The Moon, Mars and Beyond,” and “Why is America Going Back to the Moon?” He blogs at Curmudgeons Corner.
Stick Insects | National Geographic
- Common Name:
- Stick Insects
- Scientific Name:
- Average Life Span In The Wild:
- Up to 3 years
- 0.46 to 12.9 inches
As its name suggests, the stick insect resembles the twigs among which it lives, providing it with one of the most efficient natural camouflages on Earth. It and the equally inconspicuous leaf insect comprise the Phasmatodea order, of which there are approximately 3,000 species.
Stick insect species, often called walking sticks, range in size from the tiny, half-inch-long Timema cristinae of North America, to the formidable 13-inch-long Phobaeticus kirbyi of Borneo. This giant measures over 21 inches with its legs outstretched, making it one of the world’s longest insects. Females are normally larger than males.
Phasmids generally mimic their surroundings in color, normally green or brown, although some species are brilliantly colored and others conspicuously striped. Many stick insects have wings, some spectacularly beautiful, while others resemble little more than a stump. A number of species have spines and tubercles on their bodies.
Found predominantly in the tropics and subtropics—although several species live in temperate regions—stick insects thrive in forests and grasslands, where they feed on leaves. Mainly nocturnal creatures, they spend much of their day motionless, hidden under plants.
Many stick insects feign death to thwart predators, and some will shed the occasional limb to escape an enemy’s grasp. Others swipe at predators with their spine-covered legs, while one North American species, Anisomorpha buprestoides, emits a putrid-smelling fluid.
Threats to Survival
Little is known about stick insects, making it difficult to declare the vulnerability of their status in the wild. The pet trade presents a potential threat, along with the popular practice of framing their carcasses, like butterflies.
Softline protected the data of the Polyus company
PJSC Polyus is one of the largest gold producers in Russia. The main production facilities of the company are located in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Irkutsk and Magadan Regions, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and include 5 operating mines and gold placers. The total number of employees is about 18 thousand people.
Gold mining company Polyus needed a solution to monitor and secure unstructured data used by business-critical applications. The introduction of such a software product will make it possible to bring the model of personnel access to information in line with the business logic of the enterprise. Softline, which has extensive experience in the field of cybersecurity, was involved in the implementation of the project. Its specialists offered the customer Varonis DatAdvantage software products. The Polyus company pays great attention to the protection of business-critical systems and uses advanced developments for this, and its management preferred Varonis, a global manufacturer of solutions for managing access to distributed corporate file resources.
Varonis DatAdvantage software consolidates user, data and access event information from directory services and file servers. With its help, you can manage access rights to information, monitor the use of documentation, storing data on its versioning, audit the use of data and generate reports on its results.
The Softline team together with the vendor’s experts prepared a project for a unified corporate unstructured data control system, implemented and configured Varonis DatAdvantage. After putting the system into operation, the cybersecurity specialists of Polyus in Moscow and Krasnoyarsk were trained to work with the solution. Also, Softline will provide technical support for the implemented software until the end of this year. The first and second lines of technical support are open to promptly resolve technical requests related to the work of Varonis DatAdvantage, and the escalation of client requests to Varonis experts is envisaged.
“Varonis DatAdvantage consolidates information and access events from directory services and file servers.It provides cybersecurity professionals with a holistic view of user relationships, access rights and their origins. All this helps prevent data leakage and protect commercially important information, ”says Ilya Bystryakov, Head of Key Accounts Group at Softline.
“The specifics of the work of our enterprise dictate increased requirements for ensuring the protection of critical data. The slightest threat to their safety can entail tangible commercial risks. Softline experts helped us choose a solution that allows us to proactively manage access to various types of information, ”notes Arkady Yepikhov, Head of Information Security Department of UK Polyus LLC.
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Standards and regulations
IEC / EN 60947, VDE 0660, UL, CSA
Damp heat, continuous, in accordance with IEC 60068-2-78
Damp heat, cyclic, in accordance with IEC 60068-2-30
Ambient temperature Storage
– 40 – 80 ° C
Ambient temperature open
-25 – +55 ° C
Ambient temperature in the capsule housing
– 25 – 40 ° C
Direction of power supply
Protection class Device
Protection class Connection terminals
Protection against contact with vertical operation from the front (EN 50274)
Protection against contact with fingers and back of hands
Shock, half-sine pulse 10 ms according to IEC 60068-2-27
max. 2000 M
Main conductor connection cross-sections Screw terminals solid
1 x (1 – 6)
2 x (1 – 6) mm 2
Main conductor cross-sections Screw terminals finely stranded with end sleeve according to DIN 46228
1 x (1 – 6)
2 x (1 – 6) mm 2
Main conductor connection cross-sections Screw terminals Single or stranded
18 – 10 AWG
Main wire connection cross-sections Screw terminals Stripping length
Tightening torque of the connecting screws Main wire
1. 7 Nm
Tightening torque for connecting screws Control cables
Main current circuits
Rated impulse withstand [U imp ]
Overvoltage category / pollution degree
III / 3
Rated voltage [U e ]
Measured continuous current = rated operational current [I u = I e ]
Rated frequency [f]
40 – 60 Hz
Electrical heat loss (3-pole heated)
6. 48 W
Resistance per pole
Mechanical life [Operations]
0.1 x 10 6
Electrical life (AC-3 at 400 V) Electrical life [Operations]
> 0.1 x 10 6
40 S / h
short-circuit withstand current (DC) short-circuit withstand
short-circuit withstandcurrent (DC) Note
to 250 V
AC-3 motor switching capacity (up to 690 V)
Motor switching capacity DC-5 (up to 250 V)
10 (3 pins for series connection) A
Temperature compensation according to IEC / EN 60947, VDE 0660
– 5 . .. 40 ° C
Temperature compensation Operating range
– 25 … 55 ° C
Residual error of temperature compensation for T> 40 ° C
≦ 0.25% / K
Setting range of overload releases
0.6 – 1 x I u
Basic device, fixed: 15. 5 x I u
Tolerance of short-circuit release
Phase failure sensitivity
IEC / EN 60947-4-1, VDE 0660 part 102
Switching capacityMaximum motor powerThree-phase200 V
Switching capacity Maximum motor power three-phase 230 V
Switching capacityMaximum motor powerThree-phase460 V
7. 5 HP
Switching capacity Maximum motor power three-phase 575 V
Switching capacity Maximum motor power single phase 115 V
Switching capacityMaximum motor power single-phase230 V
Rated short-circuit current, type E240 V
Rated short-circuit current type E480 Y / 277 V
Rated short-circuit current, type E600 Y / 347 V
Rated short-circuit current type E Required accessories
BK25 / 3-PKZ0-E
Rated short-circuit current, group protection 600 V cor. closed SCCR (fuse)
Rated short-circuit current, group protection 600 V cor. closing Max. fuse
Rated short-circuit current, group protection 600 V cor.closed SCCR (CB)
Rated short-circuit current, group protection 600 V cor. closed max. CB
Modular motor protection switch 16 A, 3 poles (Z-MS-16/3)
Technical data according to ETIM 6. 0
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Overload release current setting
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Adjustment range undelayed short-circuit release
|A||160 – 208|
Phase failure sensitive
Switch off technique
Rated operating voltage
|V||400 – 400|
Rated permanent current Iu
Rated operation power at AC-3, 230 V
Rated operation power at AC-3, 400 V
Type of electrical connection of main circuit
Type of control element
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With integrated auxiliary switch
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Number of poles
Rated short-circuit breaking capacity lcu at 400 V, AC
Degree of protection (IP)
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90,000 Climate Pole: How COP26 Plans To Combat Global Warming | Articles
The main part of the 26th UN Climate Conference kicked off in Glasgow. As UN Secretary General António Guterres said at its opening, humanity has reached the point where it must finally stop “treating nature like a cesspool” and digging “its own grave.” It seems that all the participants in the summit agreed that something must be done about global warming: the heads of state and government shared their plans to reduce emissions, called for more money for the climate and proposed new tools. According to experts interviewed by Izvestia, breakthroughs are unlikely to be expected here, but agreeing on specific mechanisms for climate policy is a very real outcome of the conference.
A true doomsday machine
On November 1, the main part of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) began in Glasgow, Scotland. About 90,612 120 heads of state and government will speak at the two-day summit.
Even before the conference, the UK, as host country of the current COP, said that the failure of the conference would destroy all global efforts to protect the climate. “The countries that are historically and currently the most responsible for emissions are not doing their part.If we want COP26 not to end in failure, this must change, ”British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on October 31 after the G20 summit in Rome (its main theme was also climate).
The next day , the head of government, opening the conference, went further and compared the climate agenda with the scrapes that James Bond gets into. “The tragedy is that this is not a movie, and the Doomsday machine is real. <…> Mankind has been playing for time in matters of climate change for a long time.Now, when there is only one minute left until midnight, we must act, ”Boris Johnson looped the metaphor.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
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UN Secretary General António Guterres, who spoke next, described the tragedy of the situation differently – with the help of facts. “ Sea level is rising twice as fast as 30 years ago . The oceans are hotter than ever and continue to heat up rapidly.Part of the Amazon jungle emits more greenhouse gases than it absorbs, “the diplomat said, stressing that the feeling that countries have reversed global warming is illusory, but in reality the world is” rushing towards a climate catastrophe. ”
This thesis was shared to one degree or another by many of the speakers. As US President Joe Biden said, “climate change is already ruining the world, <...> destroying people’s lives and <...> costing countries trillions of dollars.” Acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in turn, decided to reinforce the example of her country, saying that Berlin has again tightened its climate targets – by 2030 Germany intends to reduce its emissions by 65% in order to become a climate neutral country by 2045.
At the same time, personally not all leaders of attended this summit. In particular, Russian President and PRC Chairman Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, who spoke via video link at the G20 meeting, could not come to Glasgow and passed on their theses in the form of video recording and text message . The Russian leader “in sufficient detail” outlined the Russian approaches to the G20, explained the absence of Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov at the meeting of Vladimir Putin.
By the way, after the G20 summit, the head of the American White House said that the results of this meeting disappointed him. The reason is that, according to him, “Russia and <...> China have not undertaken obligations to combat climate change.” Dmitry Peskov, commenting on these accusations, limited himself to saying that the Russian Federation “very, very actively participated” in the work of the “twenty”.
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A presidential press secretary recalled how Moscow views the climate agenda – in particular, it plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060 .“In many respects, Russia is ahead of many countries, including the countries of Western Europe, in the transition to less carbon-intensive methods of generation and production,” stressed Dmitry Peskov.
“Russia’s decision to cut its elections by 30% between 1990 and 2030 is a step forward in terms of clarity and transparency,” a senior Izvestia source in European diplomatic circles said. – However, the Russian Federation has yet to show how serious it is in terms of fulfilling the ambitious goals laid down in the Paris Agreement – in particular, when it comes to climate neutrality by 2050. We welcome that, in November 2020, Moscow presented its first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC, country-specific efforts to reduce emissions. – Izvestia) and is working on a long-term climate strategy.
The fight against global warming is based on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which entered into force in 1994. Every year its participants – there are 197 of them today – hold a conference of the parties. Their main goal is to stop the dangerous impact that humans have on the climate.
Since 1997, the convention has been supported by the Kyoto Protocol, whose main goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In 2015, this document was replaced by the Paris Agreement. The document sets the task to reduce the content of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Under the agreement, countries decide how they will cut their emissions, revising these measures every five years.
Topics for discussion
COP26 has two development scenarios, says Konstantin Sukhoverkhov, Program Coordinator of the Russian International Affairs Council.
– Either the participants will not come to anything (and many global leaders are already talking about this), or, as ideally planned, they will discuss all aspects of Art. 6 of the Paris Agreement, which spelled out different types of accounting for greenhouse emissions , – the expert explained to Izvestia. – Among the topics for discussion are trade quotas, and “green” financing, and assistance to developing countries. Also, another point that participants should discuss is how binding ONUs are.
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Most large-scale conferences usually do not lead to real practical solutions, but here a purely technical aspect of climate policy will be on the agenda, noted MGIMO professor Natalya Piskulova.
– It will be about the mechanisms of its implementation. Experts do not expect major breakthroughs, but perhaps some aspects and details will still be agreed upon, ”the expert told Izvestia.“This is important for us, because in this way we could attract not only our capabilities, but also foreign resources.
Joint implementation of initiatives will be beneficial both for the climate and for the economy – low-carbon projects will be beneficial to Russia in the first place, Natatya Piskulova summed up.
COP26 has four goals:
– Achieve carbon neutrality by the middle of the 21st century and keep global warming at 1.5 ° C (now the world is on the way to 3 ° C, which means a climate catastrophe).To do this, countries must actively move away from coal, fight deforestation, switch to electric vehicles and invest in renewable sources.
– Protect communities and natural habitats. Despite the decrease in emissions, the climate will still change, so ecosystems must be protected and restored – by building fences, warning systems, reliable infrastructure and agriculture.
– Mobilize funding. To achieve the first two goals, developed countries must raise at least $ 100 billion; also it is necessary to involve international financial institutions.
– “Working together to achieve the goal”. This means that at COP26, participants should finalize the set of rules for the Paris Climate Agreement and start working more actively with each other.
Roads in the clouds: which routes do planes fly and why
If you look at the planes on the map of some tracking service like Flightradar24, you get the feeling of Brownian movement: it seems that hordes of airplanes are chaotically flitting in the air and only a miracle keeps them from colliding.In fact, of course, everything is completely different, and the highest level of safety in civil aviation is manifested here as well.
Let’s start with the fact that planes do not fly anyhow, but exclusively on air routes. Flying glowing buoys can come to mind to mark the intersections from the second part of the movie “Back to the Future” (by the way, 2015 has already arrived, where are our flying skateboards?). In this matter, however, reality is not far from fantasy, except that there are no buoys, but there are just virtual points on the map.
Specific geographic coordinates are given a name – usually a five-letter combination of vowels and consonants of the Latin alphabet, which can be read aloud and remembered, for example OKUDI, PESOT or LISNA. These letter combinations do not carry any other meaning, although sometimes something similar to the names of nearby settlements is guessed in them.
The route from one airport to another is built along airways, the plane does not fly straight, but along a chain of predetermined points
The route from one airport to another is built precisely along these airways, and the plane does not fly straight, but from one point to another.However, at long distances, the line is still close to a straight line, because the shorter the route, the less fuel is consumed.
By the way, many people think that for some reason airplanes fly in an arc. At least on “Flytradar” there is an arc, and on the monitors in the cabin of the aircraft the arc is also displayed. Here the secret is simple to the point of banality: the Earth is round, and monitors and maps on them are flat. Therefore, the closer to the poles, the greater the distortion.
For example, a flight from Moscow to Los Angeles looks like a parabola in general.But it is worth taking a globe and pulling a thread between two cities, as you will understand that this shortest path between points goes exactly where you flew during the real flight.
However, the situation with flights across the ocean is a little more complicated. With four-engine aircraft like the Boeing 747 or Airbus A380, it’s simple: take the shortest route. But the rest cannot do that. The point is ETOPS (Extended range twin engine operational performance standards) certification: For safety reasons, twin-engine aircraft are not allowed to move too far from land when flying over the oceans.
Twin-engine aircraft, for safety reasons, are not allowed to move too far from land when flying across the oceans
And not even just land, but the nearest airfield capable of receiving this type of aircraft, which, in the case of large wide-body airliners used on “long-range” routes, further complicates the task – here you cannot do with any kind of landing strip.
The idea here is that if one engine fails, the plane should, on the remaining one, fly to an alternate airfield, which will definitely be able to receive it.If the second fails (the likelihood of this, of course, is extremely small, but it is better to play it safe), planting the car in the center of the ocean is not a good idea.
Fortunately, modern airliners are increasingly finding certification for ETOPS-180 (that is, you can move away from the airfield for 180 minutes of flight) and even for ETOPS-240, and the new Airbus A350XWB is going to allow ETOPS-370 altogether. Why all this “lottery” when you can just fly on a four-engine liner? Purely for the sake of fuel economy, because four engines in any case use more fuel than two, simply because there is no one hundred percent efficiency.
Air traffic is controlled by air traffic controllers who make sure that planes moving in fact one after another along the same corridors do not approach each other by less than 5 kilometers.
In addition, the sides are also raised in height – this is called separation. Level is a given constant flight altitude, which is referred to as one-hundredth of the actual altitude in feet. For example, FL350 is 35,000 feet, FL270 is 27,000, and so on.FL in this case is abbreviated “Flight level”.
Even levels (300, 320, 340 and so on) are used for flights from east to west, odd levels (310, 330, 350, and so on) – from west to east. Thus, between planes moving in different directions, there is always a margin of at least 300-odd meters in height. Some countries use a slightly more sophisticated quadrant scheme (echelons are divided between four rather than two directions), but the idea is the same.
Speaking of directions.Many people notice that, say, it is faster to fly from Moscow to Vladivostok than from Vladivostok to Moscow. Someone associates this with the fact that supposedly the flight routes are different (it is not clear why, but okay). Someone thinks that the Earth is spinning in one case towards the plane, and in the other, on the contrary, it “runs away” (such people just need to be sent to second-graders for a natural history lesson, where they will be told that the atmosphere rotates with the Earth).
In fact, the reason is much simpler: in our Northern Hemisphere, winds blowing from west to east prevail, so in the first case the plane flies with the wind, and in the second – against the wind.
Roads in the clouds: which routes do planes fly and why
Sometimes the wind can be so strong that a four-hour flight Novosibirsk – Moscow turns into a five-hour flight, or even more delayed: being late for its turn for landing, the board can spend some time waiting for permission until the dispatcher “squeezes” it between other flights. For this, there are waiting areas near the airports: planes directed to them circle at low altitude several times in a row before leaving for landing.
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