Outdoor lighting sensor
WattStopper developed this FSP-211 digital high/low passive IR fixture integrated outdoor sensor to control lighting in areas such as parking facilities and pedestrian pathways.
WattStopper developed this FSP-211 digital high/low passive IR fixture integrated outdoor sensor to control lighting in areas such as parking facilities and pedestrian pathways. This sensor mounts in the bottom of a lighting fixture and raises or lowers the electric lighting level to high, low, or off based on motion and ambient lighting. A wireless handheld infrared tool controls options for high/low mode, sensitivity, and time delay. This sensor works with LED and fluorescent lighting, including 0 to 10 V dimmable ballasts. It is IP66 rated in wet and cold locations, and a choice of four lenses ensures light coverage for mounting heights ranging from 8 to 40 ft.
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.