Protect against short circuits, overloads, and over temperatures with the DIN rail mount, XCSA line of DC to DC converters from Automation Systems Interconnect. The line of converters is available in versions with inputs ranging from 12-110 Vdc and outputs of 12 and 24 Vdc at 5 and 10 amps. The 12 and 24 Vdc converters feature a wide auto-ranging input, wide operating temperature range, and high efficiency. Each unit has an adjustable output, pluggable terminations, and a LED status indicator.
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.