New universal remote I/O modules
Omega introduces economical series of universal remote I/O modules.
Omega’s new HE359 series is a cost effective universal remote I/O module. It connects via 2-wire RS485 Modbus RTU to any Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). A total of 31 I/O Modules may be Daisy-Chained on a single RS-485 link. Available I/O modules include digital in, relay out, analog in, analog out, RTD, and thermocouple and are ideally suited remote temperature and pressure measurement in water treatment, agriculture and automotive industries.
Complete specifications: http://www.omega.com/Auto/pdf/HE359.pdf
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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.