Multi-function digital timer
Multi-function CTT series
The new CTT series multi-function devices are easily configured for operation as a digital counter, timer, combination timer/counter, or tachometer. The units offer selectable counting speeds up to 10,000 cycles per second. Available in standard 1/16 DIN size, the series comes in 24 VDC and 100-240 VAC powered versions. Multiple transistor and relay output versions are available. The devices feature double-line, six-digit, two-color LCD displays for counter, timer, or tachometer present values, setting values and menu parameters during setup. Parameters can be easily set using externally accessible DIP switches or the lockable keypad. Additional individual indicators are provided for inputs, outputs and functions.
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.