Sensors with Ethernet/IP output
Temposonics R-series sensors
The Temposonics R-Series sensors have EtherNet/IP output. These include the new detached electronics RD4 option as well as RF flexible cable housing. The detached electronics model enables installation in harsher environments where the electronics need to be removed from high temperature, shock, vibration, etc. The RF flexible cable option provides a flexible sensing element rather than a rigid pipe, enabling easier shipping and installation of longer sensors (up to 33 ft) and the ability to measure position along a curved path.
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.