Motion control, motors, servos widen capabilities

GE Fanuc (Charlottesville, Va.) showed its SL Series Open Servo drives and NEMA motors. These are part of GE Fanuc's expanding PowerMotion product line.For more information, Circle 360 or visit


GE Fanuc (Charlottesville, Va.) showed its SL Series Open Servo drives and NEMA motors. These are part of GE Fanuc's expanding PowerMotion product line.

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  • Schneider Automation (North Andover, Mass.) demonstrated its motion control expertise with Premium Motion, a set of integrated PLC modules for servo-, stepper-, and induction-motor-based systems. PL7 software provides tools for programming a motion control system and supports four of the five languages of IEC 61131-3.
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  • SERCOS N.A. (Bloomingdale, Ill.), the North American promotion alliance of SERCOS (SErial Real-time COmmunication System), announced a high-speed SERCOS application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC). Designed to operate at 2/4/8/16 Mbit/sec, the new ASIC is expected to be far faster than current 2/4 Mbit/sec chips. This development is apparently a more practical approach to adding speed transmission to the SERCOS interface than the 10/100 Mbit/sec initiative SERCOS N.A. announced in mid-1997 (CE, July '97, p. 74). The new ASIC will be available in late 1999 for SERCOS promotional group members and in early 2000 for others. Quantity pricing is reported to be as much as 35% less than the current chip.
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