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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The Interbus Loop from Phoenix Contact (Harrisburg, PA) uses its power supply to power I/O devices and to transmit network signals to devices. This reduces cable requirements to just two conductors that carry both power and signals.
Ormec's (Rochester, NY) new Orion(TM) motion controller family includes the 586/133MHz processor. This processor offers a 25% speed increase and enables Ormec customers to upgrade to a more industrial PC-based platform.
Turck (Minneapolis, MN) has announced the busstop(TM) input/output module for DeviceNet(TM) networks. The module is designed to connect standard input/output devices to a "bus," which is the communications system linking electrical components in a packaging line.
Avery Dennison, Soabar Products (Philadelphia, PA) has introduced AveryWare Windows, a new Windows®-based chemical labeling software program with network compatibility and a built-in chemical database.