Charlotte, N.C. —DIO PC control PC for networked control systems features either 386/486 or 586 microprocessor with RAM and Flash memory. The solid-state unit contains an integrated L-Bus port for local analog and digital I/O modules. Other features include 24 V dc power input, two com ports, one LPT port, and an Ethernet port.
Mayfield Heights, O.— Expanding the EtherNet/IP suite, ControlLogix, Flex I/O, and PanelView products are reported to be the first Ethernet-for-automation tools with the capacity to handle real-time control. ControlLogix provides multiple types of control by performing sequential, process, drive, or motion control in any combination.
Everett, Wa.— Low cost 110 Series digital multimeters are designed to meet IEC safety standards for electrical measurement equipment. A poly-urethane holster disperses shock load over a greater area to protect against breakage when dropped, and a convenient battery access door allows users to change batteries without breaking the calibration seal.
KEY WORDSMachine control and discrete sensorsSafetyRedundant controlControl architecturesManufacturing has been a dangerous place to work since the beginning. Even as engineers have tried to design safeguards and unions try to educate members about the importance of safety, as late as 10 years ago it was not unusual to walk around a factory and see guards taken off machines and safety switches ...