Wago Corp.’s 750-830 BACnet Controller offers simplified system-wide integration/configuration.
Wago Corp.’s 750-830 BACnet Controller features innovative software with extended functionality and simplified system-wide integration/configuration. New functions include text-messaging support (plain text on the management level) to provide facility managers with alerts. Features—“Loop” (control algorithms), “Event Enrollment” (alarm queries) object types, and creation of a “Trend Log” and “Calendar” dynamic objects during run time—require no system reboot or external integrator. A device manager eases object configuration and allows tabular data processing. The 750-830 BACnet Controller's native operation, which automatically generates a BACnet object for each standard I/O signal, has also received significant enhancements. I/O modules can now be subsequently added or removed from a fieldbus node without shifting object entities. Physical values are now scaled directly in the form of analog input/output objects. Additional analog value objects are no longer required in CoDeSys, simplifying mass-processing of data points and integration into external systems.
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.