Fiber laser coders
Designed for applications such as direct parts marking and unique identification coding on metal, plastic and other hand-to-mark materials, the Videojet 7210 and 7310 fiber laser coders are available in 10 and 20 watts of output power. The coders provide a straight-out or 90-degree beam options for use in tight spaces. The coders use a air-cooled optical fiber as the laser medium, instead of gas, and feature coding speeds up to 350 and 700 characters per second.
Videojet Technologies, Inc.
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.