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Rockwell Automation: Multi-axis drive systems

Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) has released the Allen-Bradley 1394 multi-axis drive systems with a SERCOS fiber-optic interface for use with Control– Logix PLC with em-bedded motion.
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Kollmorgen: Motion controllers

Kollmorgen’s (Radford, VA) Servostar MC multi-axis motion controller family now includes a PCI-card version and a standalone self-contained model. The Servostar MC controls up to 16 axes of coordinated motion via SERCOS drive amplifiers.
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Siemens Industry Inc: Expanded micro PLC line

Siemens Energy and Automation (Alpharetta, GA) has expanded its Simatic S7-200 micro PLC product offering to include 8 CPU options, 25 digital and analog expansion modules, and more user-friendly software.
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Canfield Connector: Mini sensor

The 9B sensor, with a 3.8-mm diameter, fits into a 4-mm round keyway slot on a cylinder or actuator. The ultra-miniature sensor, from Canfield Connector (Youngstown, OH), uses a small, remote sensing device to relay a signal back to a PLC or PC.
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Cincinnati Interface: Communications interface

Panel interface connectors (PICs) from Cincinnati Interface (Cincinnati, OH) consist of power outlet and one or more data ports. PICs mount to the outside of the packaging machine or controls cabinet.
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Motoman Robotics: Programming software

Motoman (West Carrollton, OH) has developed offline programming software called MotoSim. Software is designed to increase uptime, simplify operation and improve productivity.
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Markem-Imaje: Networking software

Markem (Keene, NH) has introduced CimControl and Composer V5.2, enhanced versions of its Composer label design and CimControl machine networking software packages.
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Siemens Industry Inc: Flow chart programming tool

Siemens Energy & Automation’s Industrial Software Business Unit (Alpharetta, GA) has introduced S7-Charts, a new tool that allows users to design, develop and program flow charts for Simatic S7-300 and S7-400 PLCs and WinAC PC-based control platforms.
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GE Fanuc Automation: Touchscreen

GE Fanuc Automation (Charlottesville, GA) has made an addition to its QuickPanel family of slim-profile touchscreen graphical operator interfaces. The 6’’ TFT QuickPanel Jr.
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Bosch Automation Technology: Automation training

Training products for fluid power professionals from Bosch Automation Technology (Racine, WI) comprise hardware and textbooks along with an interactive multimedia system of 7 CD-ROMs.

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