POY Finalist: Portable oscilloscopes
Finalist in Maintenance Tools and Equipment in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The ScopeMeter 190 Series II handheld portable oscilloscopes are safety rated for CAT III 1,000 V / CAT IV 600 V environments. The four input channels are fully isolated from each other to perform differential floating measurements, a critical consideration for troubleshooting fixed-installation three-phase power electronic devices like variable speed motor drives.
The ScopeMeter chassis is sealed from the environment with no cooling slots or fans to expose the instrument. The oscilloscopes are tough enough to safely use on the factory floor and in the field.
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.