Site from Fisher-Rosemount lets you build your own virtual plant and evaluate the economics of process automation by easily modifying the existing sample plant to your specifications.
Site from Fisher-Rosemount lets you build your own virtual plant and evaluate the economics of process automation by easily modifying the existing sample plant to your specifications. Easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface hides a set of powerful, industry-specific models based on typical process configurations and automation strategies. Users can customize the models by adding or deleting process areas, units, or devices; or adjusting such variables as labor rates and average wire run. The effect of the modifications on control-room, drawing, wiring, and commissioning costs is immediately shown. Information on PlantWeb field-based architecture and associated products and technologies is included.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey