Integrated zone network system
The Integrated Network Zone System by Panduit enables network communications between the control room and manufacturing floors within industrial facilities.
The Integrated Network Zone System by Panduit enables network communications between the control room and manufacturing floors within industrial facilities. Available in three configurations, the system includes an Allen-Bradley Stratix industrial Ethernet switch for fast deployment. Systems also include Allen-Bradley UPSs installed behind a touch-safe protective cover, and are UL certified. The Integrated Network Zone System delivers up to 75% reduction in deployment times and localizes network traffic to improve resiliency.
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.