Fail Safe Controller
Phoenix, Ariz. -FSC 2oo4D, a Quadruple Modular Redundant (QMR) Fail Safe Controller (FSC) with diagnostics (D), has diagnostics-based QMR technology designed to extend system reliability and improve life-cycle performance. FSC 2oo4D can be applied in high-integrity, process-critical situations to perform wide-ranging process control/safety functions. It has received certification in the U.S. for UL 1998 and ANSI/ISA S84.01 standards. Honeywell Industrial Control www.iac.honeywell.com
The new Quadruple Modular Redundant (QMR) Fail Safe Controller (FSC), FSC 2oo4D, underlines Honeywell's continuous commitment to providing state-of-the-art functional safety solutions for customers around the globe, the company says. The FSC 2oo4D safety system provides all-around improved functional safety performance for industrial customers. Its unique diagnostics-based QMR technology extends system reliability and offers improved lifetime system performance. All FSC configurations are tightly integrated into Honeywell's TPS and PlantScape process control systems. This integration substantially reduces the overall cost of the process control and process safety applications and delivers value unparalleled in the industry, according to Honeywell.
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.