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Siemens Industry Inc: Windows™ CE control

SIMATIC MP270 Multi Panel is said to combine the robust, deterministic behavior of a PLC with the openness of a PC, all in a single operator panel measuring 171/2"W x 113/4"H x 31/2"D.
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Metal detection software

Upgraded SafeNet Plus software from Safeline (Tampa, FL) permits up to 50 metal detectors to be linked to one PC. The enhanced software reports on time-and-date-stamped rejection incidents, real-time status of each detector on the network, historical data on testing and shift reports.
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ASCO Numatics, Inc: Network control module

Fluid power manufacturer Numatics (Highland, MI) has released the NetBoss NCM Series intelligent network control module. With I/O processor, LCD display and operator interface, NetBoss can operate as an independent control unit or can be incorporated into Numatics' Mark 4 and Mark 2002 valve manifolds.
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Baldor Electric Company: Networked drives case study

The benefits of networked drives on a packaging machine are described in a brief application case study on Baldor Electric Co.'s (Fort Smith, AR) web site at http://www.baldor.co.uk/L4/servonode.html.
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Orion Packaging Systems: Orion Packaging Systems: High-speed motion network

New Orion® ServoWire(TM) servo drives and PC-based digital motion controllers from Ormec (Rochester, NY) communicate at speeds to 200 megabits/sec using the IEEE-1394 network protocol, originally Apple Computer's FireWire(TM) network protocol.
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Rockwell Automation: I/O trends white paper

A white paper on trends in control system I/O is available from Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI). Provides a basic understanding of what I/O is and a brief summary of the evolution of control system I/O.
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Cutler-Hammer: Cutler-Hammer: Networkable limit switch

New E50 DNA limit switch from Cutler-Hammer (Westerville, OH) communicates directly with DeviceNet networks, without the need for interfacing, I/O blocks, nodes or modules.
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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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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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