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Rockwell Automation: Ethernet interface module

Rockwell Automation offers its Ethernet interface module to network MicroLogix™ and CompactLogix™ controllers. The Ethernet Networking Interface module, called 1761-NET-ENI Series B, has several data-handling improvements, including more buffering capacity and additional message queuing, which increases communication speeds and provides higher throughput rates.
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Weigh-Tronix, Inc: Weigh-Tronix, Inc: Indicator/controller

Model 1310 indicator/controller from Avery Weigh-Tronix is described as a flexible weighing control designed to integrate into all major industrial networks.
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Phoenix Contact Inc: Multiaxis positioning controller

Phoenix Contact has expanded its Modular Automation capabilities with a multiaxis controller that offers an intermediate solution between manual changeover and total servo control.
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Efector, Inc: Efector, Inc: AS-i gateways

New AS-i gateways with DeviceNet and Ethernet interfaces are included as part of an expanded Controller-E Series from ifm efector. Gateways can connect 2 full AS-i systems, up to 868 I/O points, as 1 node on a higher-level network.
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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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Phoenix Contact Inc: Temperature controller

Phoenix Contact (Harrisburg, PA) now offers a new PID temperature controller. The IB IL Tempcon module is suitable for packaging machinery temperature control when thermal cutoff is required in forming applications. The module is designed as either a stand-alone unit or integrated into a device-level network (CanOpen, DeviceNet, Interbus, or Profibus) or Ethernet.
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Ethernet 9-port switch

InterlinkBT™ (Plymouth, MN) has announced a new 9-port rugged, fully-connectorized Industrial Ethernet™ switch. Designed for users who want enterprise-wide information from the plant floor, the Industrial Switch includes nine 10/100 Mbps 8-pin eurofast® ports to segment network traffic, extend Ethernet connection distance, and convert data packets between different transmission speeds.
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Delta Tau Data Systems, Inc: Cost-effective motion control

New PMAC2A-PC/104 small-format motion controller from Delta Tau (Chatsworth, CA) delivers motion control for mid- to high-volume, multi-axis motion control applications.
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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: Bosch Rexroth Corp., Electric Drives and Controls: Automation brochure

The new “Automation Solutions for Food and Packaging” brochure from Bosch Rexroth (Hoffman Estates, IL) highlights its integrated packaging systems for cookers, portioning, case packers, palletizers, bottling, egg packing, cartoning, and other applications.
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SICK, Inc: SICK, Inc: SICK, Inc: Open safety network

Sick (Minneapolis, MN), Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI), and Omron Corp. (Schaumburg, IL) are collaborating on the development of an open protocol for safety communications.

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