Digital load sensors
iLoad digital USB capacitive load sensors are designed to plug directly into the USB port of a PC.
iLoad digital USB capacitive load sensors are designed to plug directly into the USB port of a PC and enable users to measure loads, forces or weights without requiring additional signal conditioning, data acquisition or special software. The sensor appears as a virtual COM port, enabling the user to directly read data using simple ASCII commands with terminal emulators such as HyperTerminal. Loadstar Sensors, Inc. www.loadstarsensors.com
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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