Desktop tool for valves, actuators
SimpleSelect desktop software by Siemens
Siemens’ SimpleSelect desktop software tool sizes and selects valves and actuators for all types of commercial building projects. The SimpleSelect platform is intuitive, narrows product searches, and simplifies creating valve schedules. Valve and actuator parameter windows organize valve and actuator sizing and selection criteria. Drop-down menu options and calculator tools based on selected product attributes assure accurate valve selection and optimum performance. Companies will find it reduces the learning curve for new staff involved in valve selection and can improve productivity for experienced engineers and project managers as well.
Siemens Industry Inc.
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.