Hot-plug-enabled portable HMI
With ergonomic design and hot-pluggable capability, Rexroth IndraControl’s VCH08 portable human machine interface (HMI) makes it easier for equipment operators to set up, run, and diagnose their machinery, especially in gantry, material handling, line transfer, or large manufacturing cell applications.
With ergonomic design and hot-pluggable capability, Rexroth IndraControl’s VCH08 portable human machine interface (HMI) makes it easier for equipment operators to set up, run, and diagnose their machinery, especially in gantry, material handling, line transfer, or large manufacturing cell applications. The handheld VCH08 weighs about 2 lb and features sturdy plastic housing with IP65 protection. The round-shaped panel supports both right- and left-handed operators. The product comes with a 3.8-in. LCD screen, universal-use touch panel, and attached communication cable. Features include a keypad with permanently labeled keys, a dedicated shift key for one-handed input, a USB port, and 12 LED function keys that detail real-time transfer status. The hot plug-enabled terminal automatically activates the stop function when connecting or disconnecting the HMI for situations when the operator is moving around a large machine or manufacturing cell with multiple stations. www.boschrexroth-us.com Bosch Rexroth
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2012 Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.