Remote control portal
The inSite for ModSync tool from Synex Controls provides a private portal for remote Web-based access to a facility’s boiler room controls.
The tool from Synex Controls provides a private portal for remote Web-based access to a facility’s boiler room controls. In conjunction with the ModSync sequencing system, users can access real-time system status, make adjustments, monitor maintenance schedules, receive e-mail and text-message alerts, and review systems reports. The user-friendly, full-color, icon-based interface is available for multiple administrators using Web browsers, Web-enabled phones, and an iPhone app. The system can be retrofitted and customized, and its features include response to outdoor temperature, setback scheduling, system interface flexibility, multiple setpoint modes, trending and performance monitoring, alarm status and history, and building integration.
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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.