Multi-port junction blocks
M8 multi-port junction blocks are IP67-rated and feature three-pin M8 connectors in four-, six- and eight-port models.
M8 multi-port junction blocks are IP67-rated and feature three-pin M8 connectors (v3 style) in four-, six- and eight-port models. They reduce cabling requirements and simplify wiring by allowing multiple sensors to be wired to a single block, with a single cable run back to a controller. The junction blocks provide 24-Vdc operation, in temperatures ranging from -30 to 80 C, and home run connections can be made either via integral cable (with eight-port models) or a V19-style eight-pin M12 connector. LED indication is provided for PNP sensor outputs.
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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