GE Fanuc (Charlottesville, VA) has announced that all of its automation devices will now support Ethernet connectivity. To address the installed base of proprietary networks at the device level, GE Fanuc will apply a fieldbus on top of an Ethernet network.
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CTC-Parker Automation’s (Milford, OH) industrially hardened PC9 workstations support SCADA, networking and enterprise demands. Available with Celeron Pentium II processors, long-life 12” or 15” flat-panel touchscreen monitor and 32X CD-ROM drive.
Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) permits real-time control capabilities using a non-proprietary version of Ethernet. Allen-Bradley 1756 ControlLogix™ I/O solution is based on industry-standard TCP and UDP protocols.
HMS Fieldbus Systems (Chicago, IL) has added the AnyBus-S 10 megabit/sec Ethernet card to its line of interchangeable interface cards for DeviceNet, Profibus, ControlNet, Interbus, LONworks, Modbus Plus, CANopen and other networks.