Mobile app program
The Altivar 212 mobile app contains menu-driven parameter sets that walk users through the drive configuration process
The Altivar 212 mobile programming application and drive to iPad converter cable allows users to perform all Altivar 212 and S-Flex drives programming through iPads. The application contains simple menu-driven parameter sets that walk users through the drive configuration process. Digitizing the start-up and programming of a drive streamlines the process, allowing customers to store pertinent drive information in a single location, and facilitates a standard drive configuration throughout a facility. The app enables an iPad to function as a drive keypad using pre-loaded common default parameters for HVAC fan and pump applications, significantly streamlining the configuration process.
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.