EC: SIMATIC PCS 7 Version 8
Process Control systems: Simatic PCS 7 Version 8 integrates functional variety, flexibility, and performance within Siemens Totally Integrated Automation Portal, a complete range of products, systems, and solutions for all levels of industrial automation. This is a Control Engineering 2013 Engineers' Choice Award winner.
Simatic PCS 7 Version 8 integrates functional variety, flexibility, and performance within Siemens Totally Integrated Automation (TIA), a complete range of products, systems, and solutions for all levels of industrial automation. The key, new features of version 8 are integrated engineering, Profinet, and an advanced process historian. Integrated engineering allows you to exchange data between planning and engineering tools like Comos with Simatic PCS 7, which lowers the entire plant design and implementation process costs. The emerging Profinet technology is supported in version 8 enables more data throughput, longer distances, easy configuration, and flexible network topologies. With the new process historian and data visualization tool, you get clear access to real-time and archived data, which can help optimize processes and operating equipment.
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In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.