Ethernet IO modules with customizable functionality
Advantech’s ADAM-6200 Series of Ethernet-based remote I/O modules has a physical auto-bypass feature in case of module failure as well as an HTML5-based web page that provides visualized status of individual modules.
The HTML5 based web page adds new flexibility to visualization of the status of the I/O of individual modules, supporting computer web browsers as well as smart phones and tablets. Modules can be monitored and controlled from a variety of platforms allowing access through password protected web pages with enhanced graphics displaying digital I/O status as well as analog input by value or in line graph charts.
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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.