Industrial barcode reader
The DataMan 300 industrial barcode readers feature eight integrated light banks and an intelligent tuning feature for automatic calibration to any setting
The DataMan 300 industrial barcode readers have new lighting and optics features. The DataMan 300 features modular lighting that can be configured and replaced in the field. The eight integrated light banks and external lights can be individually controlled. Lighting options include IR for challenging metal parts and polarized red for reflective parts or parts covered by plastic. Blue lighting is available for metal parts or barcodes printed in color and a high-powered illuminations accessory (HPIA) is available for long-range barcode reading applications. The DataMan 300 has an intelligent tuning feature that runs an automatic calibration routine to determine the best results for each application.
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.