EC: Advanced ES
Software - Control design: AdvES is an engineering system that extends the functionality of a standard PCS 7 system by reducing configuration and commissioning costs while improving engineering quality. This is a Control Engineering 2013 Engineers' Choice Awards Honorable Mention.
Using the Advanced Engineering System (AdvES), consulting engineers and end users can significantly reduce their configuration and commissioning costs while simultaneously improving engineering quality.
The AdvES acts as a data import application that expands the functionality of plant configuration in cooperation with higher-level CAD/CAE planning tools. It is a link between standard PCS 7 engineering tools and tools for basic and detailed planning, such as EPlan, ELCAD or SmartPlant.
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.