POY Finalist: Digital multimeter
Finalist in Maintenance Tools and Equipment in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The U1230 Series handheld digital multimeters provide features that simplify everyday tasks even in dark and noisy conditions. In noisy environments, the U1230 Series enhances continuity measurements with a unique combination of alerts: loud beeps and a blinking backlight display. These DMMs provide noncontacting ac voltage detection, helping users safely detect and avoid hot wires, and alerting them with beeping/blinking alerts.
The U1230 Series are housed in compact, ergonomic cases; have an easily accessible control dial; and have a CAT III 600 V safety rating to better protect against arc blasts.
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.