Ultrasonic sensors with shorter bodies
AutomationDirect’s UK6 18mm ultrasonic sensors are now available with shorter bodies.
AutomationDirect’s UK6 18mm ultrasonic sensors are now available with shorter bodies. The new UT2F wide face series of 30mm sensors has an increased sensing distance of up to six meters. Available with 10 output types, these IP67-rated sensors have LED status indicators and have either an attached two-meter output cable or an M12 quick-disconnect connector. The 18mm UK6 series and the 30mm UT2F series sensors are available in sensing ranges from 40mm to 900mm and 350-6000 mm sensing ranges respectively. Both have overload protection, a lifetime warranty and are cULus, CE and RoHS approved.
To learn more about these new ultrasonic proximity sensors, visit www.automationdirect.com/ultrasonic-sensors.
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.