Panel wiring system
The SmartWire-DT panel from Eaton can reduce panel wiring complexity and space.
Eaton Corp. introduced the SmartWire-DT panel wiring solution to the North American market. The system reduces panel wiring complexity, improves system reliability, saves installation time, and reduces panel space. It replaces the wires found in the control circuit with a single cable, connecting motor control components to programmable logic controllers. The product can speed the start-up commissioning process and provide extensive run-time diagnostics. It links standard motor control components within the panel, separates distribution panels or remote control stations, and creates communications-enabled devices. The system also safeguards the control panel from unauthorized wiring changes.
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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.