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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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Synergetic Micro Systems, Inc: Compact 'gateway'

The PKV40 compact gateway links an Ethernet network to DeviceNet, Profibus, Interbus, CANopen, ControlNet, AS-1 or SDS. The converter device comes from Synergetic Micro Systems (Downers Grove, IL).
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Automation Intelligence: Motion control software

AML®, the first software-only motion controller, is available for use with Sanyo Denki’s miniature, factory-hardened SMS-10 Stand-alone Controller with an embedded VxWorks operating system.
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GE Cisco Industrial Networks: Networking services

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.
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Phoenix Contact Inc: I/O module

The Interbus Loop 2, from Phoenix Contact (Harrisburg, PA), utilizes the power supply not only to power the I/O devices but also to transmit network signals to the devices.
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CTC Parker Automation: Ethernet driver

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.
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Eurotherm Chessell: Web-enabled recorder

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.
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Barry-Wehmiller Design Group: Virtual marketplace

Barry-Wehmiller (St. Louis, MO) has designed a Web site specifically for packaging professionals. The site ( facilitates sales transactions as a 2-way network among buyers and sellers of packaging machinery.
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| Inc: Purchasing network

Internet-based purchasing network Inc. (Chicago, IL) has launched the fobplastics network located at The new site will target the plastics industry and deliver buying power by assembling the demand of users who share similar product requirements.
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Rockwell Automation: Fieldbus Q & A

The Web site of Rockwell Automation Networks Market Development (Mayfield Heights, OH) includes a question-and-answer format detailing fieldbus (


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