The IndraLogic PLC platform is a universal control system that features DeviceNet and EtherNet I/P connectivity. Users can choose the dominant field bus with minimal engineering changes. Uniform DeviceNet connectivity is available as a scanner in Rexroth motion and PLC controllers; the company’s panel-mount Inline I/O and IP67 Fieldline I/O systems; and in its IndraDrive servo and spindle drive platform. Ethernet I/P adapter functionality with unsolicited explicit messaging is available via the local Ethernet port of the CNC and PLC controller.
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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