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Printronix: Software manager

Printronix (Irvine, CA) has introduced the Printronix Printer Manager (PPM). This software package allows users of ProLine(TM) line matrix printers equipped with PrintNet to manage printer configurations and printer software upgrades remotely from anywhere on the user's network.
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Fast Search Corp.: Fast search regulations

FastSearch-CFR, a Windows(TM)-based CD-ROM that holds one million pages of government regulations, is now available from FastSearch Corp. (Scottsdale, AZ).
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Networked valves

Parker Hannifin, Pneumatic Div.'s (Richland, MI) Serial Addressable Manifold (SAM) Generation 3.0 is a communications module that allows valves, sensors and other devices on a packaging machine to communicate on a device-level network.
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Total Control Products: Integrated controller

Total Control Products (Melrose Park, IL) has introduced a new category of factory floor controller with its new GLC100 Graphic Logic Controller. Incorporates graphic operator touchscreen, logic controller and I/O or I/O network connectivity all in one device.
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Industrial PCs

New 9400 series industrial PCs from Xycom (Saline, MI) are low-cost, industrial-hardened PCs designed for PC-based control and human-machine interface applications.
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Orion Packaging Systems: Orion Packaging Systems: PC-based motion controller

Ormec's (Rochester, NY) new Orion® Model 30 PC-based motion controller is now available with a 233-MHz Pentium MMX microprocessor for up to five times more processing power than before.
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Rockwell Automation: Ethernet in manufacturing

Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) is offering a white paper that is said to provide a non-commercial look at how Ethernet networks are being implemented in manufacturing environments today and in the future.
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PPT Vision: Machine vision system

PPT Vision's (Eden Prairie, MN) Passport® DSL (digital serial link) digital machine vision system and network is said to deliver sharp, noise-free images without distortion, signal degradation, or pixel jitter.
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Device-level buses

A tutorial from Interlink BT (Minneapolis, MN) provides a thorough explanation of a variety of currently available buses such as DeviceNet(TM), Profibus(TM), Smart Distributed System (SDS)(TM), Sercos(TM), CANbus(TM), Interbus-S(TM), Seriplex® and others.
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PC-based remote I/O

H2-EBC Ethernet base controller module is said to provide a PC-based controller with a low-cost means of connecting to an Ethernet I/O network. Module inserts into the CPU slot of PLCDirect's (Cumming, GA) 205 family I/O rack, which is said to be one of the lowest-priced I/O systems available, enabling high-performance remote I/O by a PC.

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