POY Finalist: Control station
Finalist in HVAC in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The touchscreen Fan-Commander control station controls the operation of up to 18 High Volume/Low Speed Revolution Fan or Revolution SP Fan models. With the Fan-Commander, users can optimize the year-round performance of strategically located Revolution HVLS fans throughout a single facility, maximizing the energy savings and comfort.
It also eliminates the need to visit multiple fan locations to make adjustments, contributing to operational efficiency. The Fan-Commander can be networked with building control systems so users can coordinate the operation of the fans with other building functions.
Rite Hite HVLS Fans
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.