The PanelMate Power Pro is the latest operator interface software available from Cutler-Hammer (Pittsburgh, PA). Compatible with the company's line of PanelMate products, the new software provides advanced Tag and Expression Management tools, allowing users to reuse applications and change brand of PLC and/or addresses when desired.
PowerPanel(TM) from CTC Parker Automation (Milford, OH) is a PC-based control and HMI solution for OEM machine builders. The flat-panel monitor and remote PC box are bundled with CTC's Interact HMI software.
Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) has introduced the Allen-Bradley Zero-Force(TM) Touch Button line of operator interface devices. According to the company, this is the first interface device of its type to incorporate field-effect sensing with microprocessor technology.
Allen-Bradley controls have been added to Circle's (Green Bay, WI) vertical and horizontal f/f/s systems for packaging liquids, powders, moist towelettes, medical devices and other small, rigid products in 4-side-sealed pouches.
FactoryClient 2000 is a Windows® CE-based PC control and human-machine interface from Total Control Products (Melrose Park, IL). It includes a 6" touchscreen display, an Ethernet port and industrial I/O interfaces.
Serac (Carol Stream, IL) has released a color brochure featuring its Electronic Net Weigh Filler technologies. The brochure describes the filling, weighing, capping and operator interface capabilities, plus special features and options like the pressurized tank, tilted device for angle-neck containers and no-tool changeover.
The Servo II vf/f/s machine from Hayssen (Duncan, SC) uses servo motors that withstand washdowns. Operates at speeds to 110 bags/min. An Allen-Bradley 5/04 control system and PanelView 900 touchscreen operator interface allow storage of up to 100 user-defined programs.