Next-generation PC control software
This version PC control software supports development, deployment and operation of high-value automated control systems for material handling and manufacturing.
Think & Do version 8.0 PC control software supports development, deployment and operation of high-value automated control systems for material handling and manufacturing. The intuitive and open-architecture environment readily integrates with hardware and software components from virtually all major suppliers. Major components of this release include ProjectCenter to create various projects; FlowView for creating control logic in easy-to-use and read control flowcharts; ScreenView for creating and editing HMI screens; I/OView for configuring project I/O; and the AppTracker feature provides a fast, graphical debugging tool. A demo mode of Think & Do 8.0 is available for up to 40 hours use within a 30-day time period at no cost.
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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.