ABB USA Inc. (Norwalk, Conn.) announced Sept. 1 that it recently received a $66 million order from the U.S. Postal Service for 100 robotic containerization systems, which will be used to sort open and closed trays and tubs of mail, and place them into containers or palletize them in a pattern on a pallet. The systems will be installed in 51 postal processing and distribution centers throughout the U.S. by Nov. 2000.
Ziatech Corp. (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) and Lynx RealTime Systems Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) unveiled Aug. 31 a partnership to provide enhanced applied computing solutions by integrating Ziatech's CompactPCI computers and the real-time capabilities of LynxOS communications equipment. Ziatech will offer the Lynx operating system as an option to several CompactPCI single-board computers and development platforms, which are integrated in a variety of telecommunications and Internet infrastructure equipment. For more information, visit www.controleng.com/freeinfo .
Busware Direct (San Diego, Calif.), the factory-to-customer unit of Action Instruments, recently introduced its Model P190 isolated, eight-channel, Modbus/Profibus-compatible, analog input multiplexer with 16-bit resolution and greater than 0.05% accuracy. Designed for industrial data acquisition and control applications, P190 is DIN rail-mounted and can be configured to accept voltage, current, or resistance inputs. For more information, visit www.controleng.com/freein