Lighting partnership may lead to energy savings
Advanced Control Technologies has announced a partnership with the Lagotek Corp for work on a new building intelligence system.
Control lighting manufacturer Advanced Control Technologies (ACT), based in Minnesota, has announced a partnership with the Lagotek Corp. The deal will allow Washington-based Lagotek to use ACT products in their new Building Intelligence System, which can manage lights, HVAC, and windows to maintain energy efficiency.
ACT's StandAlone and controlLED Lite tubes will be used in the item for a variety of features, including energy-reducing dimming controls. The ACT products will focus on allowing LED lighting control to maintain efficiency in small and medium-sized commercial applications, according to PR NewsWire .
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.