Hannover Fair 2003 expects many innovations
Unquestionably the largest trade show in the control, automation, and related industries, Hannover Fair is planning to continue this tradition in its 2003 edition, scheduled for April 7-12. [For more overall details on Hannover Fair 2003, read "Are You Going to Hannover Fair?" on page 55 of this issue.
Hannover, Germany - Unquestionablythe largest trade show in the control, automation, and related industries, Hannover Fair is planning to continue this tradition in its 2003 edition, scheduled for April 7-12. [For more overall details on Hannover Fair 2003, read ''Are You Going to Hannover Fair?'' in the feature section of this issue.]
As always, thousands of exhibitors will show products and services to hundreds of thousands of visitors at Hannover Fair. Some of these highly anticipated products will include:
To deliver flexibility, functional scope and a variety of models, E+E Elektronik (Engerwitzdorf, Austria) will exhibit EE29/EE31, which is its new humidity/temperature transmitter series. It combines E+E's humidity sensor with microprocessor electronics to ensure accurate measurements. The series' two analog outputs and two alarm outputs can be configured and scaled. EE29/EE31's long-term stability, small hysteresis, and chemical durability make these temperature-compensated units useful for measuring humidity in many applications.
Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D, Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany) will unveil a new family of powerful CPUs for its Simatic-S7 300 controllers. These new 317 Series CPUs are available in four versions for many applications. The line includes standard CPU 317-2 DP; CPU 317T-2 DP with motion-control functions and high-speed I/O for motion-control tasks; CPU 317-2 PN/DP with Ethernet/Profinet interface for component-based automation; and the fail-safe CPU 317F-2 DP for safety-related applications. These new high-end CPUs enable high machine cycle rates for faster throughput. Siemens reports that they are particularly well suited for factory automation, for example, in special and series machine construction and plant construction.
Wago Corp. (Germantown, WI) announced March 3 at National Manufacturing Week (NMW) 2003 at McCormick Place the latest addition to its Wago I/O System-CC-Link Buscoupler, part number 750-310-which it will also exhibit at Hannover Fair. For applications that presently use the CC-Link network or even those considering using this field network system, CC-Link Buscoupler is a slave device that allows easy connection of high-density digital, analog, and special function I/O to the system. These special functions include counter, serial, PWM, temperature, and encoder modules.