HMI-PLCs for OEMs
The XV Series HMI-PLCs by Eaton combines control, visualization, and data management tasks in a single device.
The XV Series HMI-PLCs by Eaton combines control, visualization, and data management tasks in a single device, while the SmartWire-DT system replaces traditional control wiring to components with a single cable for improved connectivity. The XV Series HMI-PLC with SmartWire-DT connectivity is designed to enable remote intelligence, eliminate an entire device level, and make complex wiring unnecessary for smaller and smarter machines. The XV Series HMI-PLC removes the physical PLC, incorporates logic into the operator interface, and provides a single software package for control and visualization with a 400 MHz reduced instruction set computer processor and custom-developed software drivers.
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.