Panel wiring system
Eaton’s SmartWire-DT panel wiring system replaces numerous wires used to connect motor control components with a single cable.
Eaton’s SmartWire-DT panel wiring system replaces numerous wires used to connect motor control components with a single cable. The SmartWire-DT system is available with Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP, in addition to PROFIBUS-DP and CANopen. This added flexibility allows the SmartWire-DT system to more easily integrate with original OEMs’ preferred industrial network. The SmartWire-DT panel wiring solution uses an eight-conductor, flat cable to connect motor starters, pushbutton actuators, and indicator lights. The SmartWire-DT gateway establishes the connection to standard PLC fieldbuses that now includes Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP, as well as PROFIBUS-DP and CANopen.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey