Platform for process monitoring and control
The Graphite platform has upgraded communication capabilities with the addition of DNP3 network support.
The Graphite platform has upgraded communication capabilities with the addition of DNP3 network support. Working with Graphite Human Machine Interface (HMI) operator panels and Core Controllers, this communication protocol enables monitoring and control to process automation equipment that requires DNP3 support. Native support for the DNP3 network protocol on the Graphite platform enables communication between DNP3 devices and other equipment without the need for third-party protocol converters. The DNP3-enabled Graphite platform provides remote access, data logging, and alarming with the added capability to display data in indoor or outdoor applications. This solutions is designed for industries such as power and utility, oil and gas, and water/wastewater that network outdoor equipment.
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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