Detect motion in aisle ways with the FS-705 wide-angle PIR occupancy sensor from Watt Stopper/Legrand. The sensor uses a passive infrared device that detects motion from two directions and covers an area of 30 by 14 ft. The senor's sensitivity adjusts to cover a 22 x 12 ft area. Combined with LED lighting, the sensor can save 90% in energy savings when compared to uncontrolled fluorescent lighting.
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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.