SPONSORED White Paper: The integrated HMI-PLC
This White Paper explains how integrated HMI-PLCs are used in Lean manufacturing solutions.
Learn how an integrated HMI-PLC can improve the design, commissioning and operation of your automation system. Trends in embedded technology and industrial networking are converging to favor an integrated HMI-PLC over the classic, separate component architecture. For OEMs and end users alike, this can lead to increased efficiencies throughout the lifecycle of their machines.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey