The industrial automation space is one of constant change. At Control Engineering, our job is to keep you informed of the latest trends and technologies, and we have a responsibility to provide an opportunity to share your thoughts and insights with editors and peers. It is in this spirit that the Engineers’ Choice program was created.
The industrial automation space is one of constant change. At Control Engineering , our job is to keep you informed of the latest trends and technologies, and we have a responsibility to provide an opportunity to share your thoughts and insights with editors and peers. It is in this spirit that the Engineers’ Choice program was created.
In October 2007, we had an open call for submissions. Eligible products were those introduced in North America and available for purchase between Jan. 1, and Nov. 1, 2007. Submissions were collected and assembled into ballots according to one of seven major and 21 sub-categories. More than 150 new products were nominated , marking a 25% increase versus last year.
Ballots, including a brief description of each product, were sent to members of our opt-in e-mail list who indicated that they are responsible for or influence technology purchases, or have hands-on interaction with the technologies in each respective area.
Votes were cast via an online form, results were tallied and the winning solutions are featured in the pages of this supplement.
Reader response was excellent as well, generating more than 870 completed ballots, marking a 20% increase versus last year.
We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all the solution providers whose products were “in the running,” as well as our readers who participated in the voting process. Their contributions ensure that manufacturers and other industrial organizations can achieve the levels of agility, efficiency and effectiveness necessary to compete and win in today’s global economy.
Case Study Database
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These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.
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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.