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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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