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PDA calculation software
The Electrist is an industrial software suite for the Palm PDA operating systems. Software contains electrical and electronic calculations, and more than 90 formulas and variations. Electronic calculators include Ohm's Law, resistor color code, inductance, capacitance, and dB. Electrical calculators include voltage and current dividers, peak-to-peak, and delta/wye conversions.
Business Industrial Network bin95.com Write 309 on PE card
Flat panel monitor
LUX20-H flat panel monitor is a 20-in. retrofit package for the Honeywell TDC3000 console. Specialized LCD system is designed for compatibility with the older process control video output and to mechanically mount into the console furniture. Front bezel and touch screen are left undisturbed. Monitor overcomes the challenges presented by interfacing older style video signals with LCD displays.
Christensen Display Products, Inc. christensendisplay.com Write 310 on PE card
Activplant Performance Management System delivers actionable manufacturing intelligence for a broad array of automotive, CPG, food and beverage, and forestry product plants with different profiles designed for specific types of production lines. Software includes manufacturing intelligence platform; preconfigured profiles for data collection, reports, and analyses templates for specific plant types; and operations and implementation methodologies.
Activplant Corp. activplant.com Write 311 on PE card
Scalable software suite
Industrial Application Server 2.0 is designed to address life-cycle engineering costs associated with automation projects, is built on the ArchestrA software architecture, and is the core distributed applications processing element of FactorySuite A2 integrated software suite. Software uses Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Service Pack 2, is scalable from 250 to 1 million I/O points across up to 100 computer nodes, and has self-adjusting communications protocol for low-bandwidth networks.
Wonderware wonderware.com Write 312 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