The BiSS fully digital bidirectional sensor interface from B&R is an open and license-free communication standard that allows sensor data to be read synchronously, securely and quickly, and extends the company’s ACOPOS servo drive family.
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The Nano-10 Super PLC from Triangle Research is an extremely low-cost PLC that weighs only 2.6 oz., measures 3.3 x 2.8-in., and features a fast 32-bit CPU and 10 I/O: 4 digital inputs, 4 digital outputs, 2 Analog inputs (12-bit 0-5V).
The SCX10 universal controller from Oriental Motor is a single axis universal stepping motor controller that operates any motor via 3 serial communication protocols: RS-232C, CANopen and USB interface.
RC620+, EPSON’s 4th generation open architecture PC-based workcell controller, is capable of controlling up to 4 SCARA robots, 3 6-axis robots or 2 SCARA and 2 6-axis robots--a total of up to 20 axes of motion.
Balluff’s IO-link based RFID system simplifies network topology and PLC setup by using the IO-link block to treat the RFID data like standard I/O points, and reduces costs by running multiple RFID readers off 1 I/O block using standard, 3-conductor sensor cables.
Beckhoff’s KL3681 (Bus Terminal) and EL3681 (EtherCAT Terminal) integrate digital multimeters directly into I/O nodes to provide a streamlined and low cost alternative to stand-alone digital multimeters.
Omron Scientific Technologies’ G9SP Programmable Safety Controllers are software-based stand-alone controllers that can be quickly programmed to satisfy the complex safety control needs of small and mid-sized machines, and are easily reconfigured to solve evolving machine set-up needs.