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Controls Product Brief
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Rexroth Indramat’s (Hoffman Estates, IL) new PPC (Combined Motion & Logic Controller) eliminates the need for a separate PLC on horizontal form/fill/seal machines from AmeriPak (Warrington, PA).
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Compumotor: Motion controller

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.
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Wago Corporation: Programmable field controller

Wago (Germantown, WI) offers a programmable field controller for the Wago-I/O-System. Allows users to store and execute programs locally and still communicate with the network.
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Schneider Electric ELAU Packaging Solutions: Automation system

With the PacDrive automation system from Elau (Chicago, IL), the digital servo amplifiers and servo motors are furnished with an electronic-type plate.
Controls Product Brief
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GE Fanuc Automation: CNC systems brochure

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.
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Optimation, Inc: Ethernet I/O for PC

OL4058 Ethernet RTU (Remote Terminal Unit) from Optimation (Huntsville, AL) lists for $199 and provides eight slots for plug-in I/O modules, an Ethernet link and an RS232 serial port.
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Cincinnati Interface: Communications interface

Panel interface connectors (PICs) from Cincinnati Interface (Cincinnati, OH) consist of power outlet and one or more data ports. PICs mount to the outside of the packaging machine or controls cabinet.
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Giddings & Lewis Controls Measurement and Sensing: PC motion/logic control

MMC (Machine & Motion Control) for PC from Giddings & Lewis (Fond du Lac, WI) claims to combine PC and motion control for a “plug and play” experience.
Controls Product Brief
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Banner Engineering Corp.: Light screen system

A measuring light screen system with built-in DeviceNet compatibility is available from Banner Eng. (Minneapolis, MN). DeviceNet Mini-Array permits users to centrally monitor and control the operating status and diagnostics of several light screens simultaneously over a DeviceNet control network.
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Interroll Corp.: Control mechanism

Capable of communicating with as many as 4 conveyor zones simultaneously, the DriveControl™ ZPA+4 control mechanism from Interroll (Wilmington, NC) is said to provide accurate zero-pressure accumulation.

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