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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rockwell Automation: Rockwell Automation: PLC control system

Designed for use in the liquid packaging industry, Elf Machinery’s (La Porte, IN) variable-speed, start/stop pump filler has an Allen-Bradley PLC control system from Rockwell Automation with an integrated touch-screen.
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Hooper Engineering: Hf/f/s system with Internet link

Hooper’s (Sarasota, FL) N2500 hf/f/s machine has a server embedded in its PLC, which enables monitoring of production data and service statistics from anywhere in the world via the Internet.

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