Electric power metering
Continental Control Systems' WattNode BACnet meter offers cost-effective energy and power metering for all of the major building automation communications protocols.
Continental Control Systems has announced that its new WattNode BACnet meter (MS/TP) offers cost-effective energy and power metering for all of the major building automation communications protocols. The new BACnet WattNode meter complements the company's Modbus and LonWorks meters, giving almost any BAS seamless accessibility to electrical system measurements including power, energy, voltage, current, and power factor. Designed to be a compact and cost-effective networked energy meter, all WattNode meters provide line-powered single- and three-phase, wye, or delta configurations up to 600 Vac and 6000 amps. The WattNode BACnet meter offers more than 50 electric power-related measurements, 64 addresses, and selectable baud rates up to 76.8 K, including an auto-baud setting.
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In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.