SoftPLC (Austin, TX) and InduSoft (Austin, TX) have interfaced their products, making it possible for a SoftPLC controller to have an HMI, data acquisition system, and connections to both wireless instrumentation and the Internet.
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Emerson Motion Control’s (Eden Prairie, MN) Windows-based FM-3 programming module can now be accessed from a DeviceNet Master. It features easy-to-read display and keypad and user-configurable I/O parameters.
From Rexroth Mecman (Lexington, KY), the F-Design decentralized pneumatic fieldbus manifold system permits direct control of generic I/O field devices, including sensor inputs and valve solenoid coils.
Siemens Energy and Automation (Alpharetta, GA) has expanded its Simatic S7-200 micro PLC product offering to include 8 CPU options, 25 digital and analog expansion modules, and more user-friendly software.
CSI (Knoxville, TN) offers the 4500 Series Online RBM Consultant, a monitoring tool that can be used with packaging equipment. Handles 32 channels of sensor inputs, 16 pulse tach inputs and 16 opto-type digital I/O relay channels for online monitoring of machinery.
The most significant feature of the Inline family of automation (I/O) modules from Phoenix Contact (Harrisburg, PA) is the integration of signal conditioning and full network communications into small, modular housings.