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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 (www.ab.com/networks/qa.html).
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DVT Corporation: DVT Corporation: Vision-guided motion

Ormec’s (Rochester, NY) motion controllers can now be controlled by DVT (Norcross, GA) SmartImage Sensors via an industry-standard Ethernet and TCP/IP connection.
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Advanced Micro Controls Inc: Networkable PLS

The Nexus programmable limit switch, from Advanced Micro Controls (Terryville, CT), is a high-speed resolver-based PLS with up to 16 outputs that comes with a ControlNet interface.
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Pilz International: Industrial PC

Pilz’s (Farmington Hills, MI) PIPANEL WS 15 is a compact, high-performance PC workstation for industrial applications. Includes an integral Ethernet interface.
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Rockwell Automation: Allen-Bradley Ethernet I/O

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.
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High-speed Ethernet module

An enhanced second-generation fiber optic Ethernet Optical Switch Module (OSM) from Siemens (Alpharetta, GA) supports 10/100 megabit/sec auto-sensing on every port.
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HMS America, Inc: Ethernet interface card

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.
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Industrial Ethernet Assn.: Industrial Ethernet mail list

The Industrial Ethernet Assn. (Downers Grove, IL), created this year, has launched an automated e-mail discussion list. Anyone who wishes to participate in the creation of a single industrial Ethernet fieldbus standard can join the list on the association’s Web site, listed below.
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ITI Worldwide: Ink-jet network

ITI Worldwide (Cookeville, TN) has introduced the Marksman® 6000 Network System, the first Windows™-based network of high-resolution ink-jet marking systems for printing bar codes, text and graphics on nonporous substrates.
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Cutler-Hammer: Cutler-Hammer: Basic component education

Cutler-Hammer (Westerville, OH) has introduced its 101 Basics Series, which are free Web-based courses on the fundamentals of adjustable frequency drives, sensors, control networks such as DeviceNet, electricity and electrical distribution.

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