Fike acquires axonX Video Technology
Signifire technology is recognized by NFPA 72 as an authorized flame and smoke initiating device.
of video image flame and smoke detection technologies (also called Video Image
Detection or VID). Fike and axonX will continue to market the product line
under the SigniFire brand.
technology merges security camera architecture with image analysis, artificial
intelligence, and patented signal processing technologies to create an early
warning fire detection system. The system detects smoke, flame, and motion,
providing a more comprehensive alert for protected spaces.
technology is recognized by NFPA 72 as an authorized flame and smoke initiating
device and the SigniFire IP camera is Factory Mutual (FM) approved. Used in
applications where traditional smoke detection technologies may not be
practical or efficient, axonX's current installations include fossil fuel power
plants, nuclear facilities, industrial facilities, cultural properties,
warehouses and tunnels.
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.