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I/O Systems, I/O Modules March 1, 1998

Measurement, Analysis, and Control System

Spring House, Pa.— MPACS (measurement, process analysis, and control system) advances the technology of dimensional measurement systems by blending advanced control software, standardized hardware, and open system connectivity. Modular in design, MPACS uses any PC (commercial, industrial, customer standard, etc.

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I/O Systems, I/O Modules March 1, 1998

Holographic Lens Lets Bar Code Reader Scan in Any Direction

Is your bar code reader illiterate? It might seem that way to some control and automation engineers, not to mention supermarket shoppers. However, many readers simply bog down when struggling to read labels that aren't lined up straight.To lessen this traditional problem, Rockwell Automation recently introduced its Allen-Bradley StrataScan Bar Code Reader, which uses holographic technolog...

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I/O Systems, I/O Modules March 1, 1998

Expanded Terminal Block Line

Chicago— Bussman Circuit Components has added new Magnum Euro-Mag terminal blocks to its component line. These European-style terminal blocks are available with 3.81, 5, 5.08, 10, and 10.16 mm center spacings. Configurations include single, two-tier, depluggable, and screwless options with horizontal, vertical and 458 angle wire orientation.

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I/O Systems, I/O Modules March 1, 1998

Multi-Slave Interface Card

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada— Newly released by SST, the 5136-PMBS multi-slave Profibus interface card in ISA format is reported to be the first card that can assume more than one DP slave station address. Its developers say the card is unique because it emulates one to 125 Profibus stations, and can monitor one to 125 real slave devices without affecting existing network traffic.

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I/O Systems, I/O Modules March 1, 1998

Intellution and Grayhill Agree to Integrate Products

To help users cut time spent on I/O device configuring and tag naming, Intellution Inc. and Grayhill Inc. (LaGrange, Ill.) recently agreed to port Intellutions Paradym-31 SoftLogic control software to Grayhills PC-based OpenLine controller [Both are winners of s 1997 Editors Choice Awards.

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I/O Systems, I/O Modules February 1, 1998

Software for High-channel Count Applications

Cleveland, O.— CIMScan is a Microsoft Windows 95/NT-based data collection control and management application designed for use with the IOTech's TempScan/1100, MultiScan/1200, and ChartScan/1400 monitoring and control instruments. CIMScan software can manage up to 16,384 channels of analog, digital, state, text, and digital I/O points from multiple hardware systems on multiple communicati...

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I/O Systems, I/O Modules February 1, 1998

Intellution to ‘Automate’ I/O Addresses for Grayhill OpenLine Controllers

Grayhill Inc. (LaGrange, Ill.) has signed an agreement to port Intellution's (Norwood, Mass.) Paradym-31 SoftLogic control software to Grayhill's PC-based OpenLine controller. As a result, on power-up, the OpenLine system scans the ID pins of each I/O point and populates the Paradym-31 database automatically.

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I/O Systems, I/O Modules January 31, 1998

Open, Modular Architecture Controls at GM Powertrain — Executive Summary

Authors : C. Michael Taylor director, GM Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering Controls Council Thomas J. Yager controls manager, manufacturing engineering – engines Raymond P.

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I/O Systems, I/O Modules January 1, 1998

Terminal Block for Many Sized Wires

Brown Deer, Wis.—Wago Corp. has released the Series 735 front entry PCB terminal blocks with push-wire connections. These pushbutton terminal blocks claim to be a cost effective solution for two-wire in-line printed circuit board connections. Pin spacings for this series include 0.15 in. (orange) and 5 mm (gray).

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I/O Systems, I/O Modules April 1, 1997

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