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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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Phoenix Contact Inc: Bus system

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.
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Motion controllers

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.
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Software-based motion control

Pacific Scientific (Rockford, IL) has released what it says is the first motion-control solution based entirely on software and PC hardware, operating systems and network cards.
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Terminal block

The UDK 4-ILA 500 terminal block from Phoenix Contact (Harrisburg, PA) indicates current loop status to eliminate downtime when investigating circuit faults.
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Fieldbus interface

The Profibus process fieldbus interface card from Hardy Instruments (San Diego, CA) is designed for the company's HI 2160RC loss-in-weight rate controller.
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Ink-jet printers

The new Multijet Plus network-based ink-jet system from Imaging Technologies (Cookeville, TN) prints bar codes, text and graphics directly on cartons or cases.
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Input/output module

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.
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Label software

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.
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Sensor manifold

The ProxBlox® Eight Sensor manifold from Namco Controls (Highland Heights, OH) reduces sensor cabling requirements while offering unique diagnostic and protection features.

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