POY Finalist: Programmable automation controllers
Finalist in Automation and Control in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The Allen-Bradley ControlLogix 5570 series programmable automation controllers are ideal for improving production rates, boosting overall equipment effectiveness, and providing more timely data for improved decision-making capabilities in process, discrete, and motion applications. Enhanced memory and process capabilities in the PACs help enable seamless integration with motion drives, supporting up to 100 axes for high-performance-motion synchronization. 5570 series controllers are equipped with a 1 GB secure, digital card and USB port to provide improved data integrity with faster reads and writes, and an on-board display that provides enhanced controller diagnostics and run-time information.
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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.