POY Finalist: Process automation system
Finalist in Automation and Control in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
PlantPAx Process Automation System is an integrated control and information solution that helps manufacturers achieve plantwide optimization in several industries. PlantPAx System Release 2.0 adds new features for high availability, device integration and asset management, design productivity, batch and sequencing control, and operations productivity. The program helps OEMs and skid builders serving process industries to reduce overall costs and minimize their time to market while simplifying the integration of their equipment into the process system. New capabilities include EtherNet/IP network support for redundant systems and Device Level Ring network topology.
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
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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.