DeviceNet MCC is the first DeviceNet-compatible industrial-grade motor control center, says manufacturer Cutler-Hammer (Milwaukee, WI). It allows operators control from a single PC or PLC in conjunction with a man-machine interface.
Easypack from Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (Terryville, CT) is said to be a plug-and-play limit switch solution for packaging machine applications. Includes Series 8500 programmable limit switch modules and pre-configured ladder logic for Allen-Bradley's SLC 500 PLCs.
Think & Do Software (Ann Arbor, MI) now offers two versions of its PC-based flowchart control software. Version 4.1 for Windows NT allows users to run control logic and HMI software applications on a single PC.