Chilled beam application controls
Taco's iWorx chilled beam (CHB) controllers provide full integration of CHB systems.
Taco’s iWorx chilled beam (CHB) controllers provide full integration of CHB systems, while simplifying installation. The controllers monitor system needs, and provide a variable speed output to Taco’s circulators and mixing blocks. The modulated output from the CHB controller provides system comfort under any operating condition while greatly reducing the control cost associated with these systems. The controllers calculate dew point and capture BTU data to assure that CHB systems operate efficiently under any climatic condition. As with all iWorx controllers, the new CHB controllers are completely self-configuring network devices. The iWorx Web-capable network displays all system functionality, allows full system access in a password protected format over the Internet, and features alarm capabilities via any Web-enabled device. Now, iWorx also includes advanced hydronic controllers designed for emerging markets in geothermal and BTU metering applications. The New iWorx controllers provide complete system control capability to maximize system efficiencies and simplify installation.
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.