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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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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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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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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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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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Rockwell Automation: Ethernet data collector

The DataMyte 953 data collector from Rockwell Automation's DataMyte Div. (Minnetonka, MN) is now available with Ethernet connectivity, among other options.
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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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Priority One Packaging Machinery: Pallet tracking system

Pallet Track System from Priority One (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) automatically records and reports end-of-line production data. The system tags each pallet with a unique bar code and records data via a PC that's connected to each palletizer's PLC.
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Baldor Electric Company: Bus communication options

Baldor Electric Co. (Fort Smith, AR) announces new bus communication options for its motor controls. Network expansion boards that mount inside each motor control are available for DeviceNet, Profibus DP and Modbus Plus communications protocols.
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Total Control Products: PC control/HMI

FactoryClient 2000 is a Windows® CE-based PC control and human-machine interface from Total Control Products (Melrose Park, IL). It includes a 6" touchscreen display, an Ethernet port and industrial I/O interfaces.

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