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Rockwell Automation: Interface converter

Rockwell Automation offers the new Universal Serial Bus (USB)-to-DH-485 interface converter that can enhance PLC-to-PC connectivity. Converter allows computers with USB ports to connect to DH-485 ports located on SLC 500, MicroLogix, and ControlLogix controllers, as well as PanelView terminals or 1747-AIC and 1761-NET-AIC isolators.
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Danaher Motion: Danaher Motion: Microstepping drives

The Pacific Scientific Div. of Danaher Motion introduces the 6200 series of high-performance microstepping drives. Available in two versions, the 6210 step-and-direction interface is ideally suited for most common board level or PLC-based controllers. The 6215 start and stop inputs are a low-maintenance alternative to conventional clutch/brake solutions.
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Beckhoff Automation: Mini industrial PC

Beckhoff has expanded its comprehensive Industrial PC family with the C6320 and C6330 mini format control cabinet PCs. The smallest measures 3.7”x7.7”x8.9”.
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Omron Electronics LLC: Networked HMI

Omron’s NS advanced operator interface can access information from PLCs up to 3 networks away from a single screen. Information can be accessed from an Ethernet network, a ControllerLink network, and up to 2 serial ports, all simultaneously.
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KUKA Robotics Corporation: PC-based motion controller

Kuka Robotics Corp. (Sterling Heights, MI) offers the Kuka Motion Controller, a standalone version of its PC-based robot controller that can control the logic of packaging lines, and the coordinated motion of any machine with up to 8 servomotors.
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Automated Production Systems, Corp.: Control systems

Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) has the in-house capability to provide control systems such as fully integrated data highway and line management reporting systems.
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SICK, Inc: Flexible scanner

The Omni-2110 from Sick is an individually configurable, omni-directional scanning system from Sick (Minneapolis, MN) suitable for the most demanding sortation, item-tracking, and package-handling environments.
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Beckhoff Automation: Industrial PC

The CX1000 Automation Control from Beckhoff USA (Minneapolis, MN) is a modular, DIN rail-mounted industrial PC with power and economy. Combines Microsoft® embedded operating systems (Windows CE.NET and Windows XP), and Beckhoff’s TwinCAT®CE PLC and motion control software in a low-cost, rugged hardware platform suitable for use in a wide range of machine tool and industrial control applications, handling up to 6 axes with the PLC program.
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Advanced Micro Controls Inc: Stepper controller module for ControlLogix

The Advanced Micro Controls (Terryville, CT) multiaxis stepper controller for the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLC is available as a 2-axis module with encoder feedback and can control velocity and position of 2 stepper motors simultaneously.
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Bosch Rexroth Corp., Electric Drives and Controls: Bosch Rexroth Corp., Electric Drives and Controls: Bosch Rexroth Corp., Electric Drives and Controls: Maintenance software

Bosch Rexroth (Hoffman Estates, IL) introduces WinPRM AddOn software for System 200 PLC controllers. Software simplifies preventive maintenance management and ensures machine uptime by monitoring the operation of machine components when maintenance events become due, company says. WinPRM monitors component operation in two ways.

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