POY Finalist: Steam controller
Finalist in Automation and Control in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The turbomachinery control (TMC) package incorporates standard, commercial, off-the-shelf control, and visualization technology for fast installation and troubleshooting. The single-valve steam turbine governor solution is preconfigured with proven TMC control algorithms and offers extensive communication and diagnostic capabilities for improved uptime. With the alarm-management capabilities, operators can identify specific hardware and sequencing failures to solve downtime challenges more quickly than with traditional solutions. The TMC integrates into existing control infrastructures for easier expansion with fewer control components. The single-valve steam turbine governor solution features a graphical interface to provide comprehensive diagnostics and trending capabilities.
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
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2012 Salary Survey
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.