Valve system for pneumatic efficiency
Advanced Valve AV03 valve systems can arrange pneumatics decentrally and can control coils with a D-sub connection or Fieldbus connection.
Advanced Valve AV03 valve systems can arrange pneumatics decentrally, thus increasing efficiency. The new valve system also customizes automation solutions. The AV03 can control up to 24 coils with 25-pin D-sub connection, up to 40 coils with 44-pin D-sub connection, and up to 128 coils with Fieldbus connection. In addition to improving the energy efficiency, the AV03 also fulfills expectations for simple engineering. Users can connect the valve systems electrically using multiple or Fieldbus connections, with integrated I/O modules, depending on their configuration.
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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.