Computer-aided product selection program
The new CAPS system by Greenheck offers new features for streamlined operations and improved efficiency for specific performance-based information.
Greenheck has released Version 4.6 of its Computer Aided Product Selection Program (CAPS). New products included in CAPS 4.6 are air-cooled packaged direct exchange available on models DGX, IGX, and MSX makeup air units; seven models of Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) seismic rated spun aluminum fans and four models of OSHPD seismic rated blower fans; larger size air measuring dampers in sizes up to 144 x 148 in.; an expanded Vari-Green motor offering; the SWB series 300 backward inclined fans; and UL listed for emergency smoke control systems on model GB spun aluminum downblast exhaust fans. CAPS 4.6 also features streamlined kitchen hood selection and a kitchen ventilation system product input guide to make product selection easier and more efficient. The AMCA-certified CAPS program offers users the ability to download Revit drawing files for many of the products in CAPS. These files include specific performance-based information on the respective product.
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.