Eurotherm Chessell’s (San Diego, CA) 4100G graphic recorder is now Web-enabled. Ethernet connectivity permits the browsing of process information from a PC anywhere around the globe via Internet or local intranet, and includes e-mail alarm notification.
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.
Barry-Wehmiller (St. Louis, MO) has designed a Web site specifically for packaging professionals. The site (www.barry-wehmiller.com) facilitates sales transactions as a 2-way network among buyers and sellers of packaging machinery.
GE Cisco Industrial Networks announces a full range of industrial networking services to support factory-to-enterprise communication. The company assists users in all phases of network development—from troubleshooting to installation, integration and remote management—to help them achieve plant and enterprise e-commerce goals.
Internet-based purchasing network fob.com Inc. (Chicago, IL) has launched the fobplastics network located at www.fobplastics.com. The new site will target the plastics industry and deliver buying power by assembling the demand of users who share similar product requirements.
GE Fanuc (Charlottesville, VA) has announced that all of its automation devices will now support Ethernet connectivity. To address the installed base of proprietary networks at the device level, GE Fanuc will apply a fieldbus on top of an Ethernet network.