Energy, Power

Energy, Power April 1, 1998

Fast delivery for customized sensor

Ontario, Calif.— By combining patented Silver-in-Glass and analog conductive plastic technologies in a single environmentally sealed package, the DigiSense design provides thousands of output combinations. The key element of the DigiSense design is the customer-defined variable. Options include a variety of shaft configurations, analog electrical angle outputs up to 160 °, and custo...

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Energy, Power April 1, 1998

Cutler-Hammer’s software line expands

Pittsburgh, Pa.—The addition of NetPoint HMI software to the NetSolver (PC based control software) and NetView (DeviceNet configuration software) delivers a suite of open automation products. NetPoint features include online editing, improved troubleshooting through automatic tag marking upon device failure, over 150 native DDL drivers, scalable vector graphics, machine viewing from any...

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Energy, Power April 1, 1998

Intel chooses ETI’s Gello

Event Technologies Inc.'s Gello soft control product was selected March 6 to be Intel Corp.'s first PC-based soft-logic solution as part of an upgrade on Intel's plant floors.Gello was picked for the process equipment upgrade because it met Intel's criteria for efficiency, reliability, and ergonomics.

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Energy, Power March 1, 1998

Wireless Sensor

Florence, Ky.—T-Slot Power Remote Tooling Sensor System eliminates the "hard" connection to sensors embedded in tooling, dies, and fixtures on stamping and forming presses. The system delivers sensor power and transmits signals inductively across an air gap, supporting up to four tool-mounted sensors without a hardwired connection to the control or power source.

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Energy, Power March 1, 1998

Pentium on CompactPCI Bus

Amaro (UD), Italy— CPU-ETH-0996 is a Pentium processor board on a 3U Eurocard format compatible with the CompactPCI standard. It is equipped with a 100, 133 or 166 MHz Pentium CPU, 32 or 64 Mbytes of soldered EDO DRAM, 256 KB synchronous L2 cache, two en-hanced IDE contollers, floppy disk interface, RS232 or RS422/485, LPT1, and keyboard interfaces.

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Energy, Power March 1, 1998

Controls Industry Outperforms Other Markets

The industrial controls business in 1997 outdid even the volatile and booming stock market. Dancing around the 8,000 level, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and other market indexes managed to recover on "Turnaround Tuesday" most of the losses suffered on "Meltdown Monday" in late October.

By George J. Blickley, Consulting Editor
Energy, Power March 1, 1998

Robotics Council Sees Progress

To help spark a national initiative to nurture robotics and intelligent machine technologies, five U.S. senators and one U.S. representative recently cosigned a letter asking senior government officials to draft a memorandum on the subject. The U.S. Departments of Defense, Commerce, and Energy along with NASA and the National Science Foundation will appoint officials to...

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Energy, Power March 1, 1998

Flat panel display

Morgan Hill, Calif. —IP-1400 is an auto-sync, active matrix, thin-film-transistor (AMTFT) color LCD for industrial applications. The 14-inch flat panel sizes images to full-screen automatically and supports resolutions to 1,024 pixels x 768 lines. The IP-1400 has front panel controls and an autosensing, universal power supply.

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Energy, Power March 1, 1998

Foxboro Grows in Asian Environmental, Power Markets

The Foxboro Co. and Siantek, it's representative in Taiwan, recently received a multimillion-dollar order from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Japan, and CTCI Corp., Tawain's largest engineering contractor, to install its I/A Series control system at two refuse incinerator plants (Kaohsiung South and Ren-Wu) for the Environmental Protection Administration, Govern...

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Energy, Power March 1, 1998

AC Drive for OEMs

Rueil-Malmaison, France— The Altivar-58 is a new generation of sensorless flux vector controlled ac variable-speed drives with packaging options specifically for machine OEMs. The power range is from 0.37 to 15 kW. A completely equipped, ready-to-install version in an IP55 enclosure combines a circuit breaker, the Altivar-58, and an upstream contactor to isolate the motor from the drive.

By Staff