The XV and XP series of operator interfaces from Eaton Corp. have an array connectivity options.
Eaton Corp. introduces the XV and XP Series, a line of operator interfaces with an array of serial and Ethernet connectivity options. Designed for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), they are rated for global applications in a slim, lightweight OEM design. Each model comes with Eaton’s Visual Designer software for OEMs to help users with data archiving, recipe management, multilanguage, Structured Query Language database access, and Web serving. The interfaces communicate with a variety of networks, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), Web clients, and databases. They are available in screen sizes ranging from 3.5- to 15-in. and a blind node.
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.