Signal conditioner series
Phoenix Contact's MACX Analog family has added two-way, input-loop-powered isolators that have up to SIL 3 functional safety data.
Phoenix Contact's MACX Analog family has added two-way, input-loop-powered isolators that have up to SIL 3 functional safety data. The devices allow operation on active sensor technology with a supply voltage of 6 V to 30 V dc. They are powered via the sensor’s current loop, so they do not require an additional power supply. The single- and two-channel variants are available with two levels of isolation at 2.5 kV or the HV version at 5 kV. They feature plug-in connection technology for quick installation. The MACX Analog isolating transducers are designed to convert, isolate, filter, and amplify analog signals.
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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