Energy management software gives unit cost
Vykon Energy Suite AX from Tridium Inc. is the latest offering in the company’s NiagaraAX-based energy management system.
Vykon Energy Suite AX from Tridium Inc. is the latest offering in the company’s NiagaraAX-based energy management system. System, which is compatible with NiagaraAX, allows users to manage energy budgets, analyze rates, calculate actual costs, and reduce energy expenditures. Enhancements include the ability to import and export energy data from external systems such as Microsoft Excel, relational databases such as SQL and Oracle, or text files using csv format. New version also adds tools to edit data records, expands reporting capabilities to help in forecasting energy use, and provides point normalization so users can obtain energy use or cost per unit of production.
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.