Load cell controller
The Model IPE50's compact design, with its DIN-rail mounting and 24-Vdc operation capabilities, can accept up to four load cell inputs, eliminating the load cell summing card.
The Model IPE50's compact design, with its DIN-rail mounting and 24-Vdc operation capabilities, can accept up to four load cell inputs, eliminating the load cell summing card. Alternatively, it can be used as a multi-scale display, controlling up to four scales with a single indicator. Controller functions such as zero, tare, print, and switching channels can be done through a keypad or with bidirectional RS-232/RS-485/Profibus communications. Other features include analog output from 0 to 10 Vdc, 0-20mA, and 4-20mA.
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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