Servo drive for networkability
The CMMP-AS-…-M3 servo drive offers Ethernet IP, ProfiNet, EtherCat, Profibus, and DeviceNet networkability.
The CMMP-AS-…-M3 servo drive offers EtherNet/IP, Profinet, EtherCat, Profibus, and DeviceNet networkability. The drive comes with optional slide in network cards for all supported networks, which allows OEMs to customize the drive to meet their application needs and enables easy integration with various control architectures. The CMMP-AS-…-M3 servo drive offers an optional slide card with Safe Torque Off (STO) functionality for increased productivity and personnel safety. With the safe-off capability, tasks such as machine setup, cleaning, removal of jams and other typical maintenance work that previously required power-down conditions can now be accomplished without removing power from the entire machine.
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.