Connection system eliminates wiring between devices
AutomationDirect's ZipLink is designed to eliminate the process of wiring between devices with prewired cables and DIN rail mount connector modules.
AutomationDirect’s expanded ZipLink connection system eliminates the normally tedious process of wiring between devices by utilizing prewired cables and DIN rail mount connector modules. ZIPLink cables reduce the time to wire Productivity3000 PAC, DirectLogic and Click PLC I/O modules to terminal blocks and third party devices. For additional application solutions, new cables include prewired connections for AutomationDirect’s motion and drive products to complete communications control networks.
- Prewired cable
- Din-rail mounting modules
- Color-coded pigtails with soldered tip wires
- Labeling and marking (I/O specific adhesive label strips for quick marking and blank labels for third part product labeling)
- 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.