Three-in-one wireless device
Moxa Technologies AWK-3121 industrial wireless device is expected to be available at the end of this month. It will support more IEEE 802.11 standards and higher security levels than previous models, including wireless communication in the 5.8 and 2.4 GHz bands. This is a July 2008 Control Engineering North American print edition Product Exclusive.
Get support for more IEEE 802.11 standards and higher security levels with the Moxa Technologies AWK-3121 wireless device.
The Moxa Technologies AWK-3121 device is a convenient and reliable solution for industrial wireless applications, expected to be available at the end of this month. It will support more IEEE 802.11 standards and higher security levels than previous models, including wireless communication in the 5.8 and 2.4 GHz bands. WPA2 (128-bit encryption) will also be available for enhanced authentication and safety. This three-in-one device supports wireless communication as an access point, bridge, or AP client. Installation is easy for both DIN-rail mounting and wall mounting. The AWK-3121 will be rated to operate from 0 °C to 60 °C for standard models and from -40 °C to 75 °C for extended temperature models. It also will be equipped with two digital inputs and one relay output for on-site monitoring and warning.
For greater reliability, the AWK-3121 will offer dualor monitoring and warning, IP30 protection with high-strength metal housing, and LED indicators for signal strength (for client mode).
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.