GE Fanuc announces portable device to simplify application transfer

GE Fanuc Automation, a unit of GE Industrial, introduced the Portable Program Device (PPD), which simplifies the storing of a controllers application without a PC. The device enables the user to easily upload and download controller configuration and logic to/from any USB memory stick using USB connection.

07/26/2007


Charlottesville, VA— GE Fanuc Automation , a unit of GE Industrial, introduced the Portable Program Device (PPD), which simplifies the storing of a controllers application without a PC. The device enables the user to easily upload and download controller configuration and logic to/from any USB memory stick using USB connection. The purpose is to allow users to store their logic application and configuration to GE Fanuc controllers without a PC. It connects directly to the communications port on the controller and can be panel mounted or hand held.
“The PPD is a simple device to operate,” said Bill Black, GE Fanuc product manager for controllers. “By enabling the download of programs on to a memory stick, the user can easily email the application program to users in any part of the world or simply drop the memory stick in the mail, saving time, money, and downtime. The PPD does not require any controller software on the PC, and is also ideal for OEMs that are looking for cost effective tools for supporting their customers.”
The device is durable enough for all industrial applications, and the company says it is a great alternative to sending hardware via the mail, trying to work through problems on the phone, or bringing in expensive technicians for fixes.
Edited by C.G. Masi , senior editor





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