The IPC 6641, manufactured by Heidenhain, is an industrial PC for machine tools.
Common applications for this industrial PC include individual automation solutions, operation of Windows software from an OEM, and remote access to HEIDENHAIN
iTNC 530 contouring controls. It uses Intel Celeron and Core i7-3 processors on a proven HSCI hardware platform, providing increased computing power and a significantly improved graphic performance while consuming less power than past models. The remote operation permits very simple connection of the IPC via an Ethernet connection with cable lengths of up to 100 meters.
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.