GE Fanuc (Charlottesville, VA) has released a color catalog describing its new line of VersaMax™ Nano and Micro programmable logic controllers. Devices combine PLC and I/O into 1 unit that can fit in 1 hand.
The NextMove-PCI motion controller from Baldor (Fort Smith, AR) is a compact card that fits into a PC and provides 8 to 12 axes of motor control and extensive I/O, as well as supporting CAN communications.
Siemens Energy & Automation (Alpharetta, GA) introduces the Simatic TP170A touch-panel display based on the the Microsoft Windows CE operating system, which offers “instant on” functionality and does not require a hard disk to operate.
Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) permits real-time control capabilities using a non-proprietary version of Ethernet. Allen-Bradley 1756 ControlLogix™ I/O solution is based on industry-standard TCP and UDP protocols.
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.
Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) has added the option of Device Net connectivity to its CLC, a PC-based multi-axis motion controller. Simplifies communications with popular third-party PLCs and I/O networks.