EC: Simatic Safety Matrix Version 6.2
Safety: Siemens Industry, Simatic Safety Matrix Version 6.2 is the new version of the Simatic Safety Matrix and is used for easy creation of failsafe applications on the basis of S7 F Systems. This is a Control Engineering 2011 Engineers' Choice (EC) Award winner.
The Simatic Safety Matrix is the comprehensive tool for Safety Lifecycle Engineering and Management for the failsafe S7 F/FH Systems automation systems and supports in all phases of the Safety Lifecycle. The Safety Matrix software consolidates the real-time input data for all interlocks and provides dynamic graphical representations for one or more of the running matrices.
Siemens Industry Inc.
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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.