Thermal imaging cameras find wasted energy
The OSXL-E thermal imaging camera series by Omega is designed for discovering missing insulation, faulty HVAC systems, and other issues that waste energy.
Omega’s OSXL-E thermal imaging cameras feature on-board visual camera, Wi-Fi connectivity, scalable P-i-P (Picture in Picture), thermal fusion and a bright LED light. This CE compliant product stores more than 1000 JPEG images which is shown with the digital camera’s 3.1 mega pixel resolution. The OSXL-E series has a long battery life of over 4 hrs. The OSXL-E is ideal for discovering missing insulation, faulty HVAC systems, and other issues that waste energy and money. It is also useful for finding hidden problems quickly, making timely repairs, preventing unscheduled shutdowns, and improving plant safety by discovering overheated bearings, linkages, and other components before they can interrupt your operations or create safety hazards.
- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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.