PE POLL: Our April question at www.plantengineering.com:

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By Staff May 1, 2006

“What communications option to you use for your variable frequency drive operations?”

Your responses:
Ethernet (including E/IP) 34.9%
Modbus 8.1%
DeviceNet 15.1%
Profibus 11.6%
Interbus-S 0%
CAN 4.7%
Other 5.8%
No Comm %%MDASSML%% standalone or analog signals 19.8%

Go to www.plantengineering.com now and voice your views on this month’s question:

What area of your plant operation will receive the least amount of attention this summer: capital improvements, employee training, automation upgrades, energy management or equipment maintenance?