DVT’s (Norcross, GA) SmartLink for SmartImage sensors permit monitoring of inspections without a PC. Transfers images via Ethernet to allow users to view any sensor in a facility from a single location.
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Intended for use with packaging machinery, the Simodrive Posmo A distributed drive system from Siemens Energy & Automation (Alpharetta, GA) is an intelligent positioning motor that resides as a node on a Profibus-DP network, receiving both power and signaling on one cable.
Ormec (Rochester, NY) ServoWire® digital drives in 25, 35, and 60 amps RMS/phase models provide power from 150 to 15ꯠ watts. Networking capability is IEEE-1394 (FireWire)-based for high speeds and cost-effective industry standard cabling.
The Sanyo Denki SMS-10 stand-alone controller and PV-series servo system offer tightly coupled motion and logic control in an extremely compact package that the supplier claims is the world’s smallest motion control system with SERCOS.
CTC Parker Automation (Milford, OH) has developed an updated version of MachineShop™ software for developing HMI and machine control applications. Version 1.01 features more than 20 new enhancements, including a configurable memory model that can double the program and system memory.
Compumotor (Rohnert Park, CA) now offers 6K motion with a PC-based graphical user interface called MotionPanel from sister company Parker CTC. Features high-speed Ethernet communication, upload/download capabilities, and built-in intelligence without the need for programming.
GE Fanuc (Charlottesville, VA) has released a brochure describing OpenFactory™ CNC systems that combine the flexibility of PC hardware, Windows-based software, and third-party applications to maximize machine productivity and growth potential.