Advanced signal analysis
Siemens’ ASAtechnology is a software-based solution that compares sensor signal data to sophisticated algorithms to differentiate between a fire emergency and harmless smoke, steam, or dust.
Siemens’ ASAtechnology is a software-based solution that, in real time, dynamically compares sensor signal data to sophisticated algorithms to accurately and reliably differentiate between a fire emergency and harmless smoke, steam, or dust. Siemens’ multi-criteria fire detectors integrate five sensors (including two optical for forward/ backward scattering, two thermal, and one CO, depending on model) in a single detector. Through ASAtechnology, Siemens fire detectors quickly process the sensor array’s signals to determine alarm or monitoring status to provide for the earliest detection of smoke, heat, and CO in any environment. They also feature 26 selectable detection profiles and nine field-selectable temperature settings.
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.