Magnetic proximity sensors
AutomationDirect expands magnetic proximity sensor line.
AutomationDirect's M-series cylindrical magnetic DC proximity sensors are available in 8mm, 12mm, and 18mm sizes. With 10 models available, the magnetic sensors feature stainless steel shielded housings, are offered as NPN or PNP models with normally-open or normally-closed outputs, and are available with standard sensing distances of 0 to 70mm. M-series sensors are IP65/IP67 or IP68/IP69K-rated and come with built-in overload protection.
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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