Real-time application platform
PlantState Suite 5.0 for real-time profit improvement in the process industries now includes a number of embedded capabilities, previously available only as separate products.
PlantState Suite 5.0 for real-time profit improvement in the process industries now includes a number of embedded capabilities, previously available only as separate products. Included are an event historian; OPC server; APC studio for developing real-time calculations or advanced control strategies; and APC online to provide real-time I/O connections from PlantState Suite applications to various distributed control systems, PLCs, and other plant-floor devices. Package supports advanced process control of linear and non-linear systems, alarm management for a wide range of process control systems, control-loop monitoring and controller tuning of field-control devices, and key performance indicator (KPI) calculation and reporting.
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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