Hardware - Industrial PCs: Advantech's UNO-2184G is a compact high-performance fanless industrial grade automation computer with an i7 processor that is designed for applications with tremendous volume and 3D content. This is a Control Engineering 2013 Engineers' Choice Awards Honorable Mention.
Advantech's UNO-2184G is a high-performance Intel 2nd generation Core i7-2655LE/847/807UE grade controller that supports PCI-104 with daughterboard expansion, 3 x display, 6 x USB, and 2 x Mini PCIe socket. It also features WLAN, 3G expansion, and compatibility with Microsoft Windows 7. The 4 x Gigabit LANs support teaming function with fault tolerance, link aggregation, and load balance features. The UNO-2184G is a high-end computing platform designed to support applications with tremendous data volume and 3D content.
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.