POY Finalist: Relay line
Finalist in Safety in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The Guardmaster simplifies safety relay selections and reduces component inventory and lifecycle costs. Designed to meet global functional safety standards, the line of safety relays includes six basic units capable of supporting a broad range of safety devices in a variety of applications.
The Guardmaster relay line features a single-wire communication capability that helps eliminate the need for dual-channel connection between relays. Users can expand and cascade safety functions up to a SIL 3 rating using a single wire to connect between relays, reducing installation time and effort.
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.