Fike smoke control
Provide a reliable way to indicate status and control remote air-handling equipment with the smoke control products from Fike.
Provide a reliable way to indicate status and control remote air-handling equipment with the smoke control products from Fike. Part of the CyberCat fire alarm systems, the system is ideal for duct air fan and damper equipment. The system allows for manual override of air handling equipment when needed by emergency responders. In addition, Fike will be showcasing its new command center enclosures that house the existing CyberCat 254 and 1016 control systems, which now offers as many as 13 slots for modular expansion of the following: smoke control card—six zones of control, 20-zone annunciator with 40 bi-color LEDs, and 20-zone user interface module.
NFPA booth No. 713
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.