Fire alarm control panels
The FCI 7200 Series fire alarm control panels from Gamewell-CFI have been upgraded to the latest, code-compliant technology.
The FCI 7200 Series fire alarm control panels from Gamewell-CFI have been upgraded to the latest, code-compliant technology of the E3 Series fire alarm and emergency communications system. The ease of installation provided by the 7200 Retrofit Kit, combined with the expandable capacity and backward compatibility inherent in E3 Series systems, can enable facilities to upgrade legacy systems to provide more sophisticated and reliable fire protection. The Retrofit Kit minimizes costs by allowing the electrical components of a E3 Series system to be installed within the existing 7200 panel’s backbox, in addition to utilizing the existing detectors, strobes, speakers, and other System Sensor devices.
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.