Tablet-based app for pump-motor alignment
tab@lign combines laser measurement technology with tablet and smartphone devices and can run on iOS and Android platforms
tab@lign is a tablet-based solution for pump-motor alignment which combines the PRÜFTECHNIK laser measurement technology with a tablet and smartphone devices. Features include a Bluetooth module for wireless communication and pre-assembled brackets for quick mounting. It also allows for measurement results to be emailed as a single-page graphical report and has an active clock measurement mode. The tab@lign App runs on Apple and Android mobile devices and can be downloaded for free.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.