Energy monitoring software
Finalist in Software: Design, Modeling, Analysis in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2011 Product of the Year competition
Schneider Electric’s Remote Energy Management, a web-hosted remote energy monitoring service, acts as an energy information portal for building or energy managers. The software integrates with a building’s energy meters, linking them through an Internet gateway to allow for constant monitoring of energy usage statistics. The service can help facility managers make informed decisions based on their actual energy use to estimate actual cost of energy usage and verify the accuracy of energy bill. The “What If” analysis feature determines cost savings if load adjustments are made, and it can compare historical data to show trends over months or years.
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.