Extensions for Motion Control (XMC®) motion control communications software products from ROY-G-BIV (Bingen, WA) can help reduce the cost of programming motion controllers and decrease the time it takes to integrate motion systems with different machine control architectures.
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CTC Parker Automation (Milford, OH) combined I/O with PC software and hardware to develop MachinePoint™ I/O software. Software features up to 6 expansion I/O modules that can be connected to a base buscoupler, providing a maximum of 64 input/64 output bytes.
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.
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.