Multi-touch panel PC for rugged applications
The TPC-1840WP from Advantech is a widescreen multi-touch panel PC specifically designed for manufacturing control environments, building automation, and HMI applications.
Advantech’s TPC-1840WP is an 18-in. widescreen multi-touch panel PC specifically designed to provide easier operation and boost productivity in manufacturing control environments, building automation, and other HMI applications.
The TPC-1840WP features a widescreen ratio of 16:9. The multi-touch capabilities, provide even greater control and viewing of information shown using Advantech’s SUSIAccess and WebAccess management software. Several third-party partner HMI/SCADA software packages have been tested on this panel with excellent results, the company said.
The TPC-1840WP uses an AMD dual-core processor with independent graphical processing unit which provides support for Microsoft Windows 8 and DirectX11 so it can handle more complicated and detailed graphics.
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.