Electro Cam’s (Roscoe, IL) PL-1746 PLµS™ plug-in module now features remote I/O capabilities, a high-speed onboard microprocessor, mappable I/O registers, multiple program memory, and the ability to turn 16 or 32 outputs on and off at speeds of 500 microsec.
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.