Software & Computers
instruNet World Plus is a data acquisition (DAQ) software program for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP that enables users to digitize, plot, control, analyze, and save to disk A/D, D/A, and digital I/O data from instruNet hardware. Software enables users to customize instrument front panels with buttons, popup menus, edit fields, dynamic text, text editor regions, and waveform graphs. Tasks such as PID or on/off control loops, multiwaveform signal generation, and mathematical calculations can be updated in real time.
Omega Engineering, Inc. omega.com Write 313 on PE card
Synergen Series EAM/CMMS software has been enhanced with expanded compatible unit (CU) functionality, which provides new tools to streamline design, construction, and regulatory reporting activities. A CU is a design element used by engineers that includes materials, labor, instructions, and equipment that represent standard units of work. CUs also include specific accounting information that depends on the resulting asset's function and usage.
Synergen, Inc. synergen.com Write 314 on PE card
HMI touch screen terminals
Magelis XBT-G family of Ethernet-enabled, touch-screen terminals comes in 5, 7, 10, and 12-in. screen sizes. Touch screen family offers a comprehensive dynamic object library that reduces configuration time; Ethernet TCP/IP, Modbus, and Uni-Telway connectivity; and Java scripting. Windows 2000 or XP-compatible configuration software features speed, numerous character fonts, and multiple languages.
Schneider Electric schneiderautomation.com Write 315 on PE card
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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