Power Xpert Reporting version 3.0
The Power Xpert Reporting version 3.0, which helps customers make sense of exhaustive power monitoring data and identify vital statistics to improve the efficiency and reliability of facilities. Power Xpert Reporting now provides 13 ready-to-go report templates with intuitive graphics and charts to help customers understand and manage critical power systems and energy flow as a whole. The newest version of Power Xpert Reporting adds standard baseline and dashboard report templates, along with custom reporting capabilities. Additionally, Power Xpert Reporting is tested and configured to use with VMware high-availability clusters for critical systems. New baseline comparison reports measure actual power consumption over time against a baseline. The report helps verify that buildings’ energy systems are installed, calibrated and perform as planned.
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.