Fire alarm maintenance tools
Honeywell’s PS-Tools program is designed to simplify fire alarm system installs and service while building a database of information on each installation.
Honeywell’s PS-Tools program is designed to simplify fire alarm system installs and service while building a database of information on each installation. The PS-Tools’ program assists users in system configuration, including component selection and panel programming, in addition to helping with remote diagnostics. Fire alarm installers can set up and verify configuration with PS-Tools before downloading any programming to the panel. Facility managers responsible for upkeep of multiple Fire-Lite Alarms systems can use PS-Tools to download event logs and history data to guide maintenance plans and troubleshoot issues. The software is Windows-based and features an intuitive interface to accommodate users based on their fire alarm experience.
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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.