IO-Link contrast sensors
The DK12-11-IO series contrast sensors detect differences in two colors of media with a three-color light source.
DK12-11-IO series contrast sensors reliably detect differences in two colors of media, with a powerful three-color light source that solves even the most difficult contrast applications. These sensors are IO-Link compatible enabling them to provide enhanced configuration options, visibility of the sensor’s color evaluation and a deeper level of control than is attainable with conventional contrast sensors. DK12-11-IO with IO-Link offers more setup options than conventional contrast sensors, including customizable and highly visible diagnostic LEDs, the ability to invert the output state and disable the adjustment potentiometer for tamperproof requirements, and logging the output.
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.