Xycom Automation Inc.(Saline, Mich.) announced May 8 that it is integrating elements of Microsoft's DNA for Manufacturing Model into its Open HMI and OpenCNTRL software products to provide an open interface among device, controller, and plant applications.
CTC Parker Automation (Cincinnati, O.) unveiled in May an Allen-Bradley Ethernet Driver that enables its Interact HMI software to communicate with RSLC-5 and PLC-5 controllers from Rockwell Automation on the factory floor over Ethernet. The driver is part of CTC's MachineShop Software Suite and is bundled with all CTC PowerStation workstations.
Think & Do Software (Ann Arbor, Mich.) reported May 4 that it has added it's eighth motion supplier, Logosol Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.), and now has more than 20 supported interfaces, including support for Logosol's servo controllers. Think & Do Software customers can now choose from Logosol's LS-173/182 single-axis motion controller with integrated servo amplifier and LS-773 network I/O node.