Brad SST PB3 Remote Module
The Brad SST PB3 Remote Module is a “linking device” with on-board PROFIBUS and Ethernet communication ports that provides a fast and easy solution for adding PROFIBUS Master and Slave connectivity. Its remote design allows the PB3 module to be installed closer to the field device, reducing more expensive PROFIBUS cabling costs that occur when the controller and field device are located some distance from one another. The PB3 remote module is designed to execute high-speed PROFIBUS-DP data exchange with a maximum of 2kbyte Input + 2kbyte Output PROFIBUS process 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.