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.
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.