The PowerCat 6A shielded solution from Molex supports 10 gigabit Ethernet, 10GBASE-T, and IEEE802.3 systems. The product offers alien crosstalk mitigation and insertion loss that surpasses that of unshielded systems. The unit provides shielded, angled patch panels with rear cable management trays to reduce cable strain while eliminating the need for horizontal cable rack managers. The die-cast shielded 6-A jack protects against electromagnetic interference and features a spring loaded shutter that protects ejects improperly seated patch cords.
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.