Low-cost line of pressure and temperature transmitters grows
AutomationDirect expands its offering of ProSense pressure and RTD temperature probe lines.
AutomationDirect has expanded its ProSense line of pressure sensors and temperature transmitters. IP68/IP69K-rated 5,000 psi pressure transmitters are available in 0-10 V and 4-20 mA output models. Offering higher operating and burst pressures, the transmitters are suited for use in applications such as hydraulic systems, paintball changing systems, biotechnology, and more.
New TTD temperature transmitters, for use with RTD probes, are available in three temperature ranges. Equipped with M12 quick-disconnects for fast wiring, the transmitters provide a high accuracy two-wire or three-wire 4-20mA signal output. The IP67 rated transmitters convert low-level RTD temperature probe output signals to high-level analog signals, making them more appropriate for long-distance transmission.
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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.