Software & Computers
IR camera software
RTools software suite was developed to acquire, radiometrically calibrate, process, analyze, and archive data from advanced digital infrared (IR) imaging systems. The software kit provides users with the ability to process and analyze spatial, temporal, and spectral radiometric data in units of absolute or contrast radiance, irradiance, radiant intensity, and temperature. The accompanying RDac module is a real-time data acquisition program for image capture, viewing, analysis, storage, and radiometric output.
Indigo Systems Corp. , indigosystems.com , Write 320 on PE card
Loop performance monitor
PlantTriage has been upgraded to monitor the performance of control loops directly from any plant historian that supports OPC (OLE for process control) HDA (historical data access). By using the historian's data directly, the performance monitoring system doesn't need to extract real-time data directly from the control system, minimizing potential control system stress.
ExperTune , expertune.com , Write 321 on PE card
CT60 tablet personal computer is designed to work in demanding conditions, such as freezing temperatures, rain, or physical shock to which a mobile computer could be subjected. A fully sealed, vacuum tested, milled aluminum housing that won't bend or flex protects the computer. Running Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC edition, the computer contains a mobile Intel Pentium III processor for speed and productivity.
Intermec Technologies Corp. , intermec.com , Write 322 on PE card
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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