The HVAC Alpha controller by Titus integrates universally with BACnet building management systems.
Titus HVAC’s Alpha controller family integrates universally with all BACnet building management systems (BMS), regardless of manufacturer. The Alpha controller reduces common failures seen with typical “add-on” style designs of multiple connected components and is designed and manufactured in collaboration with KMC Controls. Designed as a one-piece solution, the Alpha features the advantages of an integrated controller, sensor, actuator, and communicator. It can be used in stand-alone and network applications, saves time and money during the installation by being preconfigured at the factory, and can be commissioned through the thermostat, eliminating software at the jobsite. The Alpha controls family includes the single duct cooling only, single duct with heat and fan-powered application, and dual duct mixing and nonmixing. It is available with three sensor options: dial sensor, digital display, and digital with occupancy sensor.
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.