Gas analyzer has zirconia sensor
Stationary gas analyzer from Witt with a zirconia measuring cell is said to offer a shorter reaction time than models with chemical sensors.
Stationary gas analyzer from Witt with a zirconia measuring cell is said to offer a shorter reaction time than models with chemical sensors. Calculation of residual oxygen content takes only seconds, says the company, and the testing capacity is greatly improved. Analyzer reportedly can read gas concentrations to 0.01%, allowing measurements in the ppm range. Especially suitable for the gas packaging industry, the device can be used for permanent (in-line) gas monitoring and sample analysis by suction needle. Weighing just under 3 kg and with a surface requirement of one DIN A5 sheet, it needs little space to locate. Results are displayed on a large LCD, which can be set to any of a number of languages.
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.