Bluetooth ring scanner
The Bluetooth ring barcode scanner combines comfort and freedom of movement in a wearable device for mobile workers.
The model 8650 Bluetooth ring scanner is designed for use by mobile workers in supply-chain environments. The ring barcode scanner rests on the finger with the Bluetooth module worn comfortably on the back of the hand or the wrist. The Bluetooth module pairs with any Bluetooth-enabled handheld, wearable, fixed-station or vehicle-mount computer and transmits data from
up to 30 feet away.
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.