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.
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.
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.
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.