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ABB’s AC 700F is a powerful, compact controller that bridges the price and performance gap between PLCs and larger process automation systems, making it an ideal solution for small process applications. The AC 700F offers all the benefits of tools integrated in ABB’s Freelance compact DCS system, including engineering tools and pre-engineered visualization components, extended troubleshooting capabilities, ready-made system communication, and other tools and features. The AC 700F provides powerful, scalable control options for smaller applications, where a full size DCS solution is too much and a PLC does not provide enough capability. It makes powerful control and productivity improvement affordable for a wider range of manufacturers. www.abb.com/controlsystems
SmartSignal PlantAPS is a full-service solution for power gen that provides the intelligence to detect, diagnose, and prioritize developing equipment and process problems well before they happen.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey