Sensor cable line expanded
AutomationDirect has expanded its line of M12 cables, receptacles, connectors, and bulkhead receptacles with expanded lengths and increased pole-shielded versions.
AutomationDirect has expanded its sensor cable offering to include additional M12 cables, receptacles, field-wireable connectors, and bulkhead receptacles. Four-pole M12 cables are now available in two, seven, 10 and 15-meter lengths; the cables feature a polyurethane jacket for dependable use in oily and direct sunlight applications. Additional cables include 5, 8 and 12-pole unshielded version in 3, 5, and 10-meter lengths; 4, 5 and 8-pole shielded versions in 5 and 10-meter lengths are also available. Also added are 4, 5 and 8-pole M12 receptacles in male and female versions. Receptacles are available in 0.5 and 1-meter lengths and the mounting nut is included. Additional field-wireable connectors include 5-pole and 8-pole connectors; 8-pole connectors are available in shielded and unshielded versions.
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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