AS-i sensor network gets a junction brick for hazardous locations
Turck JBBS junction bricks for AS-interface industrial sensor network gains FM approval for Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C and D hazardous locations. JBBS junction bricks are said to simplify the connection of multiple field devices and can be mounted directly on the machine in hazardous environments, without an enclosure.
Turck JBBS junction bricks for AS-interface networks gained FM approval for use in Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C and D hazardous locations. JBBS junction bricks are said to simplify the connection of multiple field devices and can be mounted directly on the machine in hazardous environments, with no enclosure required.
The bricks include options with 4, 6 or 8 short-circuit protected ports that can be shut off via integrated dip switches located under the cover of the station. This design allows users to service the device while maintaining normal operating conditions in the hazardous area, minimizing downtime.
The IP69K-rated JBBS junction bricks are available with M12 or 7/8-16UN connectors in stainless steel or nickel-plated brass.
- Also read:
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.