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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.