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Cintex of America, Inc: Control/data collection

Management Information And Control System (MIACS) Software from Cintex (Kenosha, WI) is a PC-based network software package that stores an unlimited number of menus.
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Siemens Industry Inc: Windows™ CE control

SIMATIC MP270 Multi Panel is said to combine the robust, deterministic behavior of a PLC with the openness of a PC, all in a single operator panel measuring 171/2"W x 113/4"H x 31/2"D.
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Orion Packaging Systems: Orion Packaging Systems: Motion control for A-B

Orion® PC-based motion controllers from Ormec (Rochester, NY) now offer Ethernet connections to Allen-Bradley PLCs that support Ethernet. The controllers can also be used for communications with PCs running popular human-machine interface software packages.
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Compumotor: Ethernet motion controller

Compumotor (Rohnert Park, CA) has introduced the 6K motion controller with a built-in 10 megabit/sec Ethernet connection for communicating with a PLC or PC controller on a packaging machine.
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Metal detection software

Upgraded SafeNet Plus software from Safeline (Tampa, FL) permits up to 50 metal detectors to be linked to one PC. The enhanced software reports on time-and-date-stamped rejection incidents, real-time status of each detector on the network, historical data on testing and shift reports.
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Cutler-Hammer: Cutler-Hammer: Networkable limit switch

New E50 DNA limit switch from Cutler-Hammer (Westerville, OH) communicates directly with DeviceNet networks, without the need for interfacing, I/O blocks, nodes or modules.
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Baldor Electric Company: Networked drives case study

The benefits of networked drives on a packaging machine are described in a brief application case study on Baldor Electric Co.'s (Fort Smith, AR) web site at http://www.baldor.co.uk/L4/servonode.html.
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ASCO Numatics, Inc: Network control module

Fluid power manufacturer Numatics (Highland, MI) has released the NetBoss NCM Series intelligent network control module. With I/O processor, LCD display and operator interface, NetBoss can operate as an independent control unit or can be incorporated into Numatics' Mark 4 and Mark 2002 valve manifolds.
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Orion Packaging Systems: Orion Packaging Systems: High-speed motion network

New Orion® ServoWire(TM) servo drives and PC-based digital motion controllers from Ormec (Rochester, NY) communicate at speeds to 200 megabits/sec using the IEEE-1394 network protocol, originally Apple Computer's FireWire(TM) network protocol.
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Rockwell Automation: I/O trends white paper

A white paper on trends in control system I/O is available from Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI). Provides a basic understanding of what I/O is and a brief summary of the evolution of control system I/O.

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