Camera series receives GigE upgrade
Basler has added eight cameras with Gigabit Ethernet (GigB) interface to the scout light series.
Basler has expanded the scout light series by adding eight camera variants with Gigabit Ethernet interface to the established range of FireWire models.
The GigE models use selected Sony CCD sensors and are available in monochrome and color. They are called slA640-74gm/gc (Sony ICX 414), slA780-54gm/gc (Sony ICX 415), slA1390-17gm/gc (Sony ICX267), and slA1400-17gm/gc (Sony ICX285).
Other features are also available with the camera to fit a variety of needs for the scout light series.
- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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.