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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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