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.
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.