POY Finalist: Motor control centers
Finalist in Electric Motors and Drives in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The Centerline motor control centers feature an integrated EtherNet/IP network, giving manufacturers remote access to production information. Leveraging a single, standard network simplifies communication for the entire enterprise and provides users with the flexibility to control, configure, and collect data from any point in the system. This allows personnel to safely monitor, troubleshoot, and diagnose the MCC without exposing the user to potentially dangerous conditions and power equipment. Centerline low-voltage MCCs offer a rugged, high-performance packaging solution.
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
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.