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.
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.
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.
Siemens Energy & Automations 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.