Machine control

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B&R Industrial Automation: All-in-one controller

The DIN-rail-mounted 2003 PCC programmable computer controller from B&R Industrial Automation (Roswell, GA) can act as a PLC, a high-speed remote I/O module for PLCs, or a CAN fieldbus I/O node for PCs.
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Steeplechase Software Inc: PC-based control

Books, tutorials and white papers designed to help packagers learn more about controls. A Practical Guide to PC-Based Control & Flow-Chart Programming is a new handbook available from Steeplechase Software (Ann Arbor, MI).
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Industrial PCs

New 9400 series industrial PCs from Xycom (Saline, MI) are low-cost, industrial-hardened PCs designed for PC-based control and human-machine interface applications.
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation: Micro PLCs

New FX2N Supermicro(TM) PLC from Mitsubishi Electric Automation (Vernon Hills, IL) is half the size and is said to provide over six times the performance level of existing micro controllers.
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L-sealer

The Model 360 automatic in-line shrink wrap L-sealer from Indaseal (Columbus, IN) is designed with simplicity and reliability in mind. PLC-driven machine has a continuous-infeed feature.
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Omron Electronics LLC: Omron Electronics LLC: Programming software

Omron's (Schaumburg, IL) new SYSMAC-CPT PLC programming and documentation software aims to save programmers time spent learning several different programming packages.
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E-mailed production data

Rockwell Software's (Milwaukee, WI) RSMailman software automatically sends real-time production data extracted from PLCs on the packaging floor anywhere in the company using simple electronic mail messages.
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Siemens Industry Inc: Soft logic control system

Siemens Energy & Automation (Alpharetta, GA) introduced SIMATIC WinAC, a PC-based control solution allowing users to perform open-loop control on a single, open-hardware platform.
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Advanced Micro Controls Inc: Packaging PLS

Easypack from Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (Terryville, CT) is said to be a plug-and-play limit switch solution for packaging machine applications. Includes Series 8500 programmable limit switch modules and pre-configured ladder logic for Allen-Bradley's SLC 500 PLCs.
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Filamatic, a division of National Instrument LLC: CD-ROM aid

National Instrument Co. (Baltimore, MD) is offering electronic documentation to assist in line validation efforts. In a CD-ROM format, it allows users of Filamatic® and Capamatic® machinery access to a complete operators manual, a PLC code program listing, and an operation description and function sequence with full motion video and sound.

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