The Automation PC 910 allows installation of up to five PCI or PCI Express cards and can be programmed to meet specific automation solutions
The Automation PC 910 is available with five slots and the housing can be selected to allow installation of up to five PCI or PCI Express cards. By selecting the right processor, memory and housing, customers can program the PC to meet the needs of their automation solution. Customers with computationally intensive control or image processing tasks and few peripheral hardware devices can select a quad-core processor with lots of memory and a 1-slot housing. For other tasks, a single-core processor and multiple insert cards may be more effective.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.