Index drops almost 10% to 2-year low as production, new orders slump.
Oil & gas revenue increases lead 4% sector growth according to a report from IHS Markit.
New orders climb and business expands even as tariffs, worker issues remain.
Wireless networks are part and parcel of many process plants with many advantages. Adoption continues to increase and are being used for many applications.
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Five industrial controller findings
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Career Update 2018: Engineers are getting paid more and a greater percentage expect to get increases in 2018, but the technical challenge and a general feeling of accomplishment remains the highest factors for job satisfaction.
Control Engineering career and salary survey advice is offered by those taking the 2018 survey and education and workplace strategies were the biggest topics, followed by engineering tips.
The 2018 HMI Software and Hardware study revealed several upward trends on the usage of human-machine interface software and hardware.