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.
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.
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.
CTC Parker Automation’s (Milford, OH) Allen-Bradley Ethernet Driver allows use of its Interact HMI software for Ethernet communications to Allen-Bradley SLC-5 and PLC-5 controllers on the factory floor.