Industrial automation software suite
PAC Project 9.2
PAC Project 9.2 is an upgrade to the PAC Project suite of software applications and utilities that provide control programming, HMI development, OPC connectivity, and database integration. PAC Project is part of the SNAP PAC System, an integrated system of hardware and software for industrial control, energy management, remote monitoring, and data acquisition applications. A key addition in this PAC Project upgrade is support for several recently released SNAP I/O modules.
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.