Control Engineering Digital Edition, September 2010, North American issue
Control Engineering Digital Edition, September 2010, North American issue, is available at www.controleng.com/archive.
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September 2010 monthly coverage includes:
Cover: Why choose medium-voltage drives?
PID: In the controller or the PLC?
IMTS seeks to help lead manufacturing rally
Piezoelectric motors help equipment performance
Automation improves productivity 20%-30%, reduces warehouse errors
Think Again: Control Engineering drivers, techniques
Product Exclusive: Controller integrates drives, pneumatics, I/O
soapbox: Fight counterfeit electrical products
T & Engineering Insight: Seven habits of unsuccessful projects
Advancing Technology: Microchips doing more for motor, motion control
Technology Update: Strategic attributes of wireless technologies
Global Perspectives - Safe acceleration: automating the world’s largest and fastest machine
Mechatronics: Isn’t there enough real inertia around?
Back to basics: Closed-loop stability
How do we grow U.S. manufacturing?
CFE Media on press
Job satisfaction poll
Virus attacks industrial control system
Ethernet design advice
Process control and instrumentation provider plans growth
Smart grid options examined for industries
Smart grid and sustainability
Graphic programming software
Mobile Ethernet switch
Intrinsically safe RTDs
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.