Instruments and Controls
Submersible level transducer
Series 340 is a line of small-bore submersible level transducers that incorporates application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) technology, which diminishes the effects of temperature changes and improves overall accuracy. The transducers provide a total error band (TEB) of 0.25% over the entire compensated temperature range of -4 F to 140 F. Pressure Systems, Inc. pressuresystems.com Write 321 on PE card
Digital panel meter
DP41-B is a 1/8-DIN meter with an accuracy of up toon, built in excitation, and four isolated open-collector outputs. OMEGA Engineering, Inc. omega.com Write 322 on PE card
29A is a 10 MHz direct digital synthesis (DDS) function generator. Features include 10 ppm frequency accuracy with 7-digit resolution; multiunit phase locking; trigger, burst, gate, and sweep functions; amplitude modulation (AM), frequency-shift-keying (FSK) and frequency hopping; store and recall of nine instrument setups; and RS-232 and IEEE-488 (GPIB) interfaces. Fluke Corp. fluke.com/calibrators Write 323 on PE car
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Annual Salary Survey
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