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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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.