Brad Direct-Link switches come in 5- and 8-port modules and are IP67 sealed and feature an Ethernet switch solution to reduce cabling and installation costs
Brad Direct-Link switches are available in 5- and 8-port modules, both featuring push-pull technology. The IP67 sealed Direct-Link switch modules provide a fast, simple and secure on-machine Ethernet switch solution reducing network cabling and installation costs. The small footprint, field-proven, and rugged design make the Direct-Link switches ideal for heavy-duty transportation and military vehicle applications. Direct-Link Ethernet switch modules allow users to quickly convert from traditional in-cabinet to on-machine mounting. Relocating the switch closer to the machine reduces installation time and costs for lengthy wiring runs, cabling and protected cabinet enclosures.
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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.