POY Finalist: Energy monitoring platform
Finalist in Automation and Control in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The Web-Mon Enterprise Edition is an Internet-enabled energy monitoring platform that provides real-time and historical energy data via any Web browser without add-on software or extra programming. Web-Mon affords multiple users access to key energy data and usage patterns critical in today’s energy-intensive environments. The ability to view usage on demand either on-site or remotely allows energy managers and others to easily stay on top of energy conservation programs, green building initiatives, or overall efficiency analysis. Other features include Modbus TCP/IP communications and internal memory that stores up to 36 days of 15-min interval data.
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.