New generation of PACs
This programmable automation controller product line integrates control, information processing and networking in a single control system with a unique, scalable, dual controller architecture.
The APAX-5000 series programmable automation controller
(PAC) product line integrates control, information processing and networking in
a single control system with a unique scalable dual controller architecture. The
PAC series includes controllers, I/O modules, backplanes and power modules with
a user-friendly I/O design. The dual controller architecture separates HMI and
soft logic I/O tasks and manages I/O processing backup automatically. I/O
modules can be either local or remote through the dual Ethernet bus backplane,
which offers topology flexibility.
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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