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GE Fanuc Announces New High-Speed CPU for Series 90™-30 PLC

GE Fanuc Announces New High-Speed CPU for Series 90™-30 PLC
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.¾ GE Fanuc Automation has launched the new CPU374 for the Series 90™-30 PLC, which now offers significant speed and performance improvements for high demand applications. GE Fanuc is demonstrating the new CPU374 at National Manufacturing Week in Chicago, March 18-21, in Booth #4405.

Available in May, the new CPU374 features an AMDSC520 processor, running at 133 MegaHertz. In pilot projects, this new fast-performing CPU offered four to five times performance improvements over previous generation CPUs and in certain applications significantly greater improvements.

In addition to high speed processing, the Series 90-30 CPU374 features a built-in Ethernet switch with two 10/100Mbit ports (RJ-45). The two CPU374 Ethernet ports share a single IP address but are auto-sensing for data rate, duplicity, and cable crossover. Furthermore, the new CPU is ideal for bridging a 100Mbs network, like an enterprise monitoring system or controller communication LAN, to a 10Mbs device, such as a local in-cabinet device including the new generation QuickPanel with built-in Ethernet. The built-in Ethernet switch of the CPU374 eliminates the need for a separate switching device while allowing Ethernet to act as the single, uniform connection to the distinct devices that make up the overall control system. The CPU374 supports both SRTP and Ethernet Global Data (EGD) protocols.

The CPU374 supports the EZ Program Store device that enables users to perform program and configuration field upgrades without a computer. The EZ Program Store is designed to make it easy for OEMs to upgrade their customers without costly travel.

The CPU374 has a Boolean execution of 0.15 milliseconds per K and has 240Kbytes of configurable memory and is programmed in RLD, C or StateLogic. This powerful controller supports up to 4,096 local and remote I/O. Remote I/O options include Ethernet I/O, Genius, Profibus and DeviceNet.

About GE Fanuc Automation
GE Fanuc Automation is a leading global supplier of industrial automation solutions and is a joint venture between GE and FANUC, Ltd. of Japan. GE Fanuc products and services include CIMPLICITY® collaborative production management software, nano to high-end PLCs, a wide range of CNCs, motion control, operator interfaces, industrial computers, lasers, and a wide range of integration and customer support services. Headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., GE Fanuc is part of GE Industrial Systems.

About GE Industrial Systems
GE Industrial Systems is a $6 billion global leader in manufacturing products used to distribute, protect and control electrical power and equipment, and supplying product and service solutions for commercial, industrial, residential and utility applications. GE Industrial Systems is one of GE's major businesses.

For more information, visit or contact: GE Fanuc Information Center, P.O. Box 229, Whitehall, PA 18052, Phone: (800) 648-2001, Fax: (610) 437-5212, e-mail: [email protected].

CIMPLICITY® is a registered trademark of GE Fanuc Automation North America, Inc.
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