The ModCon 75 is a preprogrammed PLC designed to work specifically with the Ultima X gas monitor with X3 technology. A self-configuring and compact device, it can control and display up to 25 Ultima X3 gas monitors. The controller offers ModBUS RTU output and an optional Ethernet interface. It provides ModBUS communication, 75 sensors per trunk and 10 dry-contact relays.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey