Power monitoring software
Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare Power Monitoring Expert is designed for integrated energy and electrical distribution power management through documentation, productivity tools, and libraries.
Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare Power Monitoring Expert is designed for integrated energy and electrical distribution power management. Highlights of the new software include cost allocation and bill estimation features that enable customers to analyze the direct financial impact of energy usage at a departmental or cost center level, through the implementation of user-defined energy consumption hierarchies. The robust productivity kit with documentation, productivity tools, libraries, and end-to-end how-to guides helps project execution teams deliver custom solutions in a consistent, efficient, and repeatable way. Additionally, support is available for an offline configuration mode, and improved maintenance tools empower project teams to be more productive ahead of the commissioning phase and mitigate risk. StruxureWare Power Monitoring Expert also offers extensibility support through Web services. This makes it easier to integrate with other applications, like Schneider Electric’s entire StruxureWare software suite, for energy management information systems (EMIS) and sustainability management, to share real-time, historical, power quality, and event data. This software platform also is efficient at managing critical energy data in diverse environments, ranging from industrial plants to data centers.
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.