Operator workstations certified for hazardous conditions
Visunet IND SlimLine Operator Workstations have received Zone 2 certification for use in hazardous environments
Visunet IND SlimLine Operator Workstations have received Zone 2 certification for use in hazardous environments. VisuNet SlimLine operator workstations also provide HMI visualization in Class I, Div. 2 hazardous locations. VisuNet IND operator workstations are available in a thin but rugged NEMA 4/4x IP 64 Stainless or painted steel housing, and as a full PC, remote monitor or KVM monitor solution. They are well suited for use in any number of oil and gas, chemical, food and beverage, and flavor and fragrance applications. The remote monitor (RM) technology requires no software installations, provides standard Ethernet networking connections to the server to eliminate the need for expensive converters, and reduces IT infrastructure needs by providing access to multiple servers from a single workstation.
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.