Building automation controllers
Finalist in Networked Building Automation Systems/Controls, Energy Management Systems in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2011 Product of the Year competition
CAN2GO’s line of building automation controllers support wireless mesh communication and serial link and can manage wired and wireless (EnOcean, Zigbee) end-devices at the same time. The controllers automatically convert all end-devices into BACnet objects and host a complete building automation web interface. The controllers can support HVAC and lighting applications simultaneously and offer several networking options, including wireless mesh, chain-link connections, and IP/Ethernet. Each unit supports in-node multiprotocol integration, programmability, and BACnet IP server duties. The system also supports variable air volume (VAV) functions and applications and can be programmed with real-time scripting.
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.