POY Finalist: Borescope cameras
Finalist in Maintenance Tools and Equipment in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The HDV600 Series of high-definition videoscope inspection cameras feature a 5.7-in. color display for bright outdoor sites or poorly lit facilities. Optics include 4 mm to 6 mm LED-illuminated camera probes and SD memory that stores 15,000 JPEGs or video—plus audio annotations. Glove-friendly controller handsets with 320-deg articulated probes and wireless connectivity simplify inspections.
HDV600 videoscopes are designed for ruggedness, upgradeable versatility, and high-definition clarity. All HDV600 camera tips are equipped with adjustable LED lighting. Users can select from a number of semi-rigid, flexible, and long-length-fiberglass scopes that connect to the display unit.
Extech Instruments Corp.
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.