BAS, lighting company partner
Lagotek and Advanced Control Technologies have entered into a partnership.
Design reports that Lagotek , a maker of residential and commercial BAS,
maker of led-based direct replacements for fluorescent tubes and lighting
controls, have entered into a partnership.
Lagotek of Bellevue,
Wash., reported that it will now integrate LED-based ACT's wireless control
products and fluorescent tube replacement technology with its own Building
Intelligence System (BIS). Lagotek's BIS is designed to manage the
automated control of commercial lighting. Lagotek will reportedly also
integrate its HVAC and motorized window coverings to help maximize energy
The partnership reportedly
aims to provide efficient and durable LED lighting, and lighting control to
small and medium-sized commercial applications.
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.