The W4S-3 Hygiene Photoelectric Sensor is IP 69K-rated and has a stainless steel housing, making it ideal for harsh washdown environments
The W4S-3 Hygiene Photoelectric Sensor is IP 69K-rated and is ideal for harsh washdown environments in the food and beverage industry. The stainless steel housing of the W4S-3 Hygiene eliminates bacteria growth in applications where food may become lodged in small grooves, crevices or mounting holes. The stainless steel metal housing withstands tough environments with temperatures ranging from -40° to 70° C and retains cleaning agents better than plastic housings. In addition, the W4S-3 features a simple teach button and a clearly visible LED indicator that provides visible status and power indication.
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.