PROFINET completes Process Automation application profile

Friday, December 31, 2010

PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (www.profibus.com) has reached another milestone for PROFINET, after the completion of the PROFINET for the Process Automation application profile. Thus, PROFINET is now ideally…

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Catholic students use controller and servo motors to build ‘BEST’ robot

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Seven students from the Sacred Heart School have received an award for their “Talon One” – a robot built within two months from raw materials. “Talon One” was…

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New Micro Motor Product Line from Johnson Electric

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Johnson Electric announces its new Compact DC motor product line which delivers the industry’s highest power density. This innovation is based on Johnson Electric’s proprietary Curve Technology. Curve…

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NORD Drivesystems introduces EtherCAT connectivity for distributed inverters

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

NORD Drivesystems (www.nord.com) has announced the release of its all-new technology unit for integrating motor-mounted SK 200E inverters into EtherCAT networks, as well as the Beckhoff control technology…

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European automation companies develop sensor networking for intelligent control

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The actuator/sensor interface or ASI, developed by a group of Europe-based automation firms which saw the need for networking simplest devices at the lowest level, delivers low cost…

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STMicroelectronics launches motor-mounted control module for industrial automation

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

STMicroelectronics (www.st.com) is proud to announce the launch of its customizable high-end motor-control SPIMD20 module – which is small enough to be directly mounted on the motor and…

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Texas Instruments introduces new AM1810 Sitara ARM MPU

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Texas Instruments Incorporated (www.ti.com) is proud to announce the launch of its all-new AM1810 Sitara ARM microprocessor (MPU) – a new single-chip ARM9 solution with an embedded PROFIBUS…

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Beckhoff partners with Fertig Motors to develop servo motors

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Beckhoff Automation GmbH’s (www.beckhoff.com) managing director Hans Beckhoff has announced the company’s collaboration with Fertig Motors GmbH to develop servo motors for EtherCat and PC-based Control — the…

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Vishay Precision launches new Weighing Systems with EtherNet/IP Protocol

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (www.vishaypg.com) has announced that its VPG Process Weighing division has upgraded the fieldbus protocols of BLH-Nobel Weighing Systems G4 family of multi-channel weight or…

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WMH perfects Yorkshire pudding recipe with motion controller

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Western Mechanical Handling (WMH) (www.wmh-uk-ltd.com) is pleased to announce the development of a machine that produces perfect Yorkshire puddings every time. Specializing in automated food handling systems, the…

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