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The Latest PLCs, PACs, Embedded Units and Other Computing Goodies

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 PLC/PC software

PLC/PC HYBRID  
The 758 Series IPCs pair CoDeSys V2 software, Linux OS, IEC programming languages and multiple onboard fieldbus protocols for real-time control applications. Independent Ethernet ports provide fieldbus connectivity and support Profibus and CANopen protocols. Direct connection to the 400+ modules in the Wago-I/O-System is possible.
Wago
800/DIN-RAIL
www.wago.us

 CPU

CPU FOR HIGH-END CONTROL APPLICATIONS
The RX3i CPU315 is ideal for applications where large amounts of data and application optimization are needed. The 1-Ghz processor enables applications to reduce machine cycle times. It has 20 Mbytes of battery-backed user memory and 20 Mbytes of flash user memory, configurable data and program memory, programming in Ladder diagram, structured text, function block diagram and C.
GE Intelligent Platforms 
800/433-2682
www.ge-ip.com

 fanless PC

ePC LITE FANLESS PC
The ePC Lite is a low-cost, fanless version of the ePC-Series industrial computers. It has an Intel-based, fanless Atom N270 CPU board and solid-state drive. Its 1.6 GHz processor provides processing power to HMI and SCADA applications. Windows XP Pro, SATA 40-GB solid-state drive, 15-in. XGA LCD, 1-GB DRAM, analog resistive five-wire touchscreen, and a NEMA 4 front panel are standard.
Nematron 
734/214-2000
www.nematron.com

 fanless computer

FANLESS EMBEDDED COMPUTER
The Uno-3084 fanless embedded automation computer with front-accessible I/O design features an Intel Core 2 Duo L7500 1.6 GHz processor, 2GB DDRII RAM (expandable to 4GB), dual DVI-I ports with support for up to three displays, two RS-232/422/485 ports with automatic flow control, and two 10/100/1000 Base-T RJ-45 ports and five USB 2.0 (one internal) ports.
Advantech Industrial Automation 
800/205-7940
www.advantech.com/ea

 PAC

SMART PAC
Smart SoftPLC includes a four-port managed Ethernet switch/router with PoE and fiber connection options, five serial ports and an option for an RS-485 or phone modem. It combines I/O control and logic, rich communications, an embedded firewall/VPN and an embedded web server in a small, value-priced package that can handle applications ranging from simple and small to large and challenging.
SoftPLC 
512/264-8390
http://softplc.com

 PAC

PRODUCTIVITY IN PAC FORM
The Productivity3000 PAC combines features and capabilities of a PC-based control system with that of a typical PLC. It is a modular, rack-based system of up to 116,000 I/O points with local, expansion and remote I/O bases and a full lineup of discrete, analog and specialty I/O modules. The high-performance CPU has 50Mb memory, fast scan times and seven communication ports.
Automation Direct 
800/633-0405
www.automationdirect.com

 PLC

COMPACT, BATTERY-LESS PLCS
Simple, intuitive and exceptionally powerful, Modicon M340 PAC provides numerous cost and performance advantages over comparably priced PLCs. It requires no battery and is a compact 4 in. high and 3.7 in. deep with high-density, 64-point I/O cards, and is only 1.25 in. wide. It uses CANopen networks and USB cables. The PAC has 4 Mb of memory upgradeable to 16 Mb and a 70K instructions/ms execution speed.
Schneider Electric 
847/397-2600
www.us.schneider-electric.com/PLC

 PAC

WIRELESS PAC
Snap-PAC-R1-W is a rack-mounted PAC with IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi networking, two independent 10/100-Mbps wired interfaces for standard Ethernet networking, and one RS-232 serial port for PPP communication. It provides control, communication, I/O processing, remote monitoring and data acquisition, and is fully integrated with Opto 22’s PAC Project software and all Snap-PAC brains and I/O modules.
Opto 22 
951/695-3000
www.opto22.com

 PLC

GENERATE IEC CODE AUTOMATICALLY
Simulink PLC Coder extends model-based design for the industrial automation segment by helping create source code in structured text (IEC 61131-3 ST) using Simulink models that can be easily integrated in B&R Automation Studio. It complements the Automation Studio Target for Simulink. Users can generate ANSI-C or structured text code alternatively, and automatically integrate it into the automation project.
B & R  Automation
770/772-0400
www.br-automation.com

 Micro PLC

MICRO PLC WITH RS485 CAPABILITY
MicroSmart Pentra is now available with optional RS485 communications. It is the only micro PLC on the market that allows control systems to seamlessly communicate with up to seven serial devices via RS232C or RS485. Now, with the new RS485 communication module, it can talk multiple communication protocols on the same system. For fast transmission speed, this unit also supports communication baud rates up to 115Kbps.
IDEC 
800/262-4332
www.IDEC.com/usa

 PAC

PACS FOR EXTREME APPLICATIONS
NI cRIO-9023 and NI cRIO-9025 real-time controllers are ideal for high-performance measurement and control applications operating at extended temperatures. They operate in a range from -40 °C to 70 °C and are available with conformal coating for additional protection in harsh conditions. The 9023 has a 533 MHz PowerPC processor. The 9025 has an 800 MHz PowerPC processor and dual Ethernet ports. 
National Instruments  
800/258-7022
www.ni.com/compactrio

 industrial monitors

FLAT-PANEL MONITORS FOR DUSTY SPACES
VisuNet Series industrial flat-panel LCD monitors have Class II Division 2 certification for use in dusty environments. They’re also available as general-purpose displays, as UL-listed Class I/Div 2 devices, and can be combined with a Bebco EPS purge system for Class I/Div. 1 hazardous environment mounting. Touchscreen options are available. They come in 10-, 12- 15-, 18-, 19- and 20-in. sizes, and are rated for use from -10 °C to 55 °C. 
Pepperl+Fuchs 
330/486-0002
www.pepperl-fuchs.us

 PLC

MASTERLOGIC PLC
MasterLogic PLCs bring power and robustness to high-speed logic, interlock and sequencing applications. They can be deployed in a standalone mode or used with the Experion Process Knowledge System architecture, and are compatible with Honeywell’s portfolio of process control systems, including the recently released Experion LS. MasterLogic CPUs, power supplies, rack sizes and I/O selection are suited to many applications.
Honeywell 
800/343-0228
www.honeywell.com/ps/hfs

 industrial monitor

INDUSTRIAL-STRENGTH MONITOR
NX Series enclosed industrial display system is a NEMA-sealed, commercial-grade, large monitor built in a rugged-steel 14-gauge enclosure. It can operate as a standalone monitor, or it can be integrated with a Modpak modular computer system, which allows easy serviceability, service removal and upgrading. It has a Lexan protective lens window and sealed connectors for power, Ethernet and USB ports.
Dynix  
734/677-6100
www.dynics.com

 panel PC

EXTREME-ENVIRONMENT PANEL PC
The Allen-Bradley Extreme Environment Panel PC combines intrinsic safety with the capacity to withstand extreme temperatures. With U.S. NEC Class 1, Division 2 hazardous location certification, it can be used in areas where explosive materials are present. It is rated to withstand temperatures from -20 °C to 70 °C inside the computer cabinet, and display side temperatures of -20 °C to 55 °C.
Rockwell Automation 
www.ab.com/industrialcomputers/

 controller station

UPGRADED CONTROLLER BASE STATION
The upgraded base station for the Nanoline controller, nLC-055, is designed for small to mid-sized machines with limited I/O points. It can add, subtract, multiply and divide, as well as perform modulo (percentage) operations. Other new features include two analog inputs with 12-bit resolution, eight digital inputs, two high-speed counters, a built-in real-time clock and four relay outputs.
Phoenix Contact 
800/322-3225
www.phoenixcontact.com/usa_home.htm

 HMI TWO-NETWORK HMI
G3 Series HMI is available with the new Ethernet expansion card, G3Enet. Now users can add a second Ethernet port to increase bandwidth and separate networks. G3 Series HMIs with the G3Enet card provide communication with devices on two distinct Ethernet networks simultaneously—without an industrial router. The expansion card can be easily fitted to any G3 series HMI.
Red Lion Controls 
717/767-6511
www.redlion.net
 PC ENERGY-SAVING EMBEDDED PC
The new CX5000 has Intel Atom technology and up to 1.6 GHz of processing power. It has a magnesium housing, making it lightweight, and improves its mechanical stability and resistance to EMC. The DIN rail-mountable PAC has a fanless design with a maximum power loss of 12.5 Watts. Just 3.9 x 3.9 x 3.6 in. (100 x 100 x 91mm), CX5000 also is exceptionally compact.
Beckhoff Automation 
952/890-0000
www.beckhoffautomation.com 
 industrial PC

INDUSTRIAL PCS WITH HIGH-SPEED PROCESSOR
Siemens introduces four industrial PCs built with the Intel Core i7 (i series) processor. The Simatic IPC627C box PC and the HMI IPC677C panel PC are suitable for high-speed measurement, open- and closed-loop control tasks, and their HMI functions directly at machine level. The 19-in. IPC847C rack and compact IPC647C rack PCs are designed for continuous, 24-hour service.
Siemens Industry, Inc. 
www.sea.siemens.com

 industrial sensor

SENSOR DATA VIA THE INTERNET
RST-5001 network and web-enabled 4-20 mA input controller is compatible with any 4-20 mA device, and sends email and text message alerts when user-defined limits are reached. It can be powered via either a standard 24 VDC supply or PoE. Conversion options include volume, level, distance, weight or user-defined units. No special programming software is required.
Automation Products Group 
888-525-7300
www.apgsensors.com

 

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