Miniature tactile switches have been redesigned to have extended operational life in industrial, automotive and consumer applications.
KSC series tactile switches have been redesigned to have extended operational life. Specified for industrial applications, the RoHS-compliant switches now perform up to 1 million cycles %%MDASSML%% the equivalent of 274 operations every day for 10 years. The devices are by 6.2 by 2.5 mm, completely sealed and feature silver or gold plating, J or G terminations, different actuator types, normally open contacts and a range of five actuation forces.
C&K Components, div. of CoActive Technologies
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.