POY Finalist: Portable oscilloscopes
Finalist in Maintenance Tools and Equipment in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The ScopeMeter 190 Series II handheld portable oscilloscopes are safety rated for CAT III 1,000 V / CAT IV 600 V environments. The four input channels are fully isolated from each other to perform differential floating measurements, a critical consideration for troubleshooting fixed-installation three-phase power electronic devices like variable speed motor drives.
The ScopeMeter chassis is sealed from the environment with no cooling slots or fans to expose the instrument. The oscilloscopes are tough enough to safely use on the factory floor and in the field.
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In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.