OPC server software
OLE for Process Control (OPC) server software by Carlo Gavazzi is designed to interface with MODBUS protocol for energy meters and EOS-Array products.
Carlo Gavazzi has launched OLE for Process Control (OPC) server software designed to interface with Carlo Gavazzi energy meters and EOS-Array products with other OPC devices. OPC is a worldwide standard for industrial data communication. It enables reliable data exchange among products and applications from different manufacturers or developers. Carlo Gavazzi’s OPC Server software is for Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7. It is developed to interface by means of MODBUS protocol to the company’s energy meters and EOS-Array products. The software enables users to manage real-time data from electrical or photovoltaic installations using the OPC client of choice (among a large selection of third-party software, such as SCADA and/or data management tools). Up to 10 concurrent connections with 32 devices connected can be managed by single server installation, as long as hardware and network speeds permit.
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.