Instruments and Controls
OM-CP-RFTEMP101 is a miniature, wireless, battery-powered, stand-alone, temperature transmitter that can be started and stopped through an externally accessible pushbutton. Data are received at the PC using an antenna that attaches directly to the computer's serial port. Received data are time and date stamped, and stored on your PC. Numerous transmitters may send data to the same receiving station. OMEGA Engineering, Inc. omega.com Write 317 on PE card
UPT1000 is a portable indicator that accepts eight different thermocouple inputs, 3 different, RTD inputs, current, and voltage in one instrument. It also features an ANSI miniplug and screw-type connectors for input. The indicator can display 18 different user-selectable engineering units on a 41/2-digit backlit LCD display. The accuracy of the instrument is 0.25% of full-scale measurement. It is housed in a rugged extruded aluminum case. Love Controls love-controls.com Write 318 on PE card
Fieldbus I/O module
Fieldline is a family of machine-mountable I/O products that can be implemented on a number of fieldbus protocols, including DeviceNet, CANopen, INTERBUS, and Profibus DP. The modules, which support several mounting options, feature integrated diagnostics that provide local indication of bus error states and I/O device status. Bus-specific parameters, such as baud rate and addresses, are set externally to the modules with a standard screwdriver. Phoenix Contact, Inc. phoenixcon.com Write 319 on PE card
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey