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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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Phoenix Contact Inc: Inline modular I/O

The most significant feature of the Inline family of automation (I/O) modules from Phoenix Contact (Harrisburg, PA) is the integration of signal conditioning and full network communications into small, modular housings.
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Mettler Toledo, Inc: Networking for scales

Mettler-Toledo (Columbus, OH) offers Ethernet technology for networking scales to allow single wiring, standard communications protocol and single network architecture to support all Ethernet-compatible devices.
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GE Fanuc Automation: Touchscreen

GE Fanuc Automation (Charlottesville, GA) has made an addition to its QuickPanel family of slim-profile touchscreen graphical operator interfaces. The 6’’ TFT QuickPanel Jr.

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