Chiller control panel
Johnson Controls has added the Quantum LX control panel to its York model CYK chillers.
Johnson Controls has added the Quantum LX control panel to its York model CYK chillers. The control panel meets the needs for heat pumps, water chilling, radiators, ice thermal storage, and process cooling. It features a touch-screen interface and multiple language support. In addition, the virtual human machine interface (HMI) allows the user to access panel information remotely. The panel’s flash memory requires no battery backup. Software versions can be upgraded using a USB flash drive. It can store historic data at longer intervals and allows the user to freeze screens for troubleshooting. Diagnostic features include a protocol analyzer, I/O boards, and data capture.
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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.