Lutze (Charlotte, NC) has introduced a Fieldbus Starter Kit that enables engineers to explore Fieldbus technology and various bus standards. This plug-and-play kit allows use through a single hardware platform.
Indramat's (Hoffman Estates, IL) new Sercos fiber-optic interface version of the Ecodrive digital servo drive economically integrates motion control functions, amplifier, power supply and axis I/O functions in a single unit.
The C200H Alpha is a new mid-size PLC from Omron Electronics (Schaumburg, IL) that integrates enhanced communications and connectivity options with I/O versatility and speeds to produce a versatile and powerful programmable controller.
PLCDirect (Cumming, GA) has added a new central processing unit (CPU) to its DL405 family designed for applications where both high-speed machine control and PID (proportional integral derivative) functionality are needed.