Hardware - HMI, operator interface, thin-client: Advantech's TPC-1251SR is a 12.1 SVGA 1000 NIT high brightness LCD, Intel Atom CPU fanless Touch Panel Computer. This is a Control Engineering 2013 Engineers' Choice Award winner.
Advantech's TPC-1251SR, a 12.1 SVGA LCD Intel Atom Touch Panel Computer, is manufactured with a 1000nit (cd/md2) display, up from the average 300-400 nits (cd/m2), and has been optically bonded with material that fills the gap between the glass cover and the LCD panel providing reflection rate of <0.2%, filed proven to be visible in bright sunlight. It is designed with a fanless, totally passive, cooling structure with wide operating temperature range of -20 ~ 60 C. It is equipped with dual Gigabit Ethernet, IP65 front panel, and supports Microsoft Windows Windows Embedded Standard 7, XP, XP Embedded, and Windows CE 5.0/6.0.
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.