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February 2002

Read about the latest news, products, mergers, and acquisitions in the automation, process control, and instrumentation industries for February 2002.

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Xycom Automation Introduces the Pro-Face Brand GLC2300 Graphic Logic Controller Series- The Next Generation One-Box HMI and Control Solution

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GracePort(tm) Data Switch Programming Port

Davenport, IA --Grace Engineered Products announces the GracePort™ "R38" & "R39" Data Switch Convenience Interfaces that to allow a programmer to switch between several devices inside the enclosure. The "R38“ Data Switch is the 2:1 version and "R39“ is the 4:1 version. Key features: [...]

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Banner Engineering--New Focused-Beam Sensing Fibers Detect Ultra-Small Targets

Banner Engineering--New Focused-Beam Sensing Fibers Detect Ultra-Small Targets

Minneapolis, MN—February 28, 2002—Banner Engineering Corp. has announced new focused beam sensing fibers that detect minute targets. They allow users to "pipe" light into otherwise inaccessible locations. Unlike most diffuse mode sensing fibers which have a relatively wide beam divergence, these new fibers utilize [...]

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Intec Automation--Introducing a New Approach for Programming Microcontrollers

Intec Automation--Introducing a New Approach for Programming Microcontrollers

Based upon a drag & drop concept, microCommander reduces the time involved in programming microcontrollers from man-months to man-minutes while eliminating programming errors. It enables engineers to quickly configure microcontrollers using standard proven and easily understood components such as switches, indicator [...]

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Opto 22 Systems Automate Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

Minnesota Control Company Selects Opto 22 Hardware for Deployment at Nation’s Seventh Busiest Airport Temecula, CA — February 25, 2002 — Opto 22, a developer and manufacturer of I/O systems for data acquisition and control, has had its industry-recognized serial control hardware selected by Minnesota Control Company [...]

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Xycom Automation Announces the Launch of the New 3115T Industrial PC- High Performance in a Compact Package

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New Guided Wave Radar Transmitters from K-TEK Combine Greater Reliability for Level-Detection with Ease of Operation

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New Lasers from K-TEK Provide Affordable Level-Measuring Solutions for Bulk Processors

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Honeywell Names David M. Cote President And CEO

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, New Jersey, February 19, 2002 – Honeywell [NYSE: HON] today announced that its Board of Directors has elected David M. Cote, 49, President, CEO and member of the Board effective immediately. Prior to his appointment, Cote served as Chairman, President, and CEO of TRW, the $16 billion Cleveland-based [...]

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Xycom--Industry Pack Software Support for VMEbus Windows NT and Windows 2000 Board Support Packages

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TURCK Inc--NEW DSU35 Valve Sensors

TURCK Inc--NEW DSU35 Valve Sensors

Minneapolis, MN—February 22, 2002—TURCK Inc. has announced a new addition to their growing line of valve position sensors, which have been a part of TURCK's product offering for several years. The original DS20 sensors have provided a quality solution to valve position feedback with several styles to choose from. New [...]

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Free Interactive CD from Siemens, A Step by Step Introduction to WinCC HMI Software

Free Interactive CD from Siemens, A Step by Step Introduction to WinCC HMI Software

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Feb.19, 2002 - Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., is offering a free interactive CD , "WinCC Step By Step," a mixed media demonstration disc for its SIMATIC HMI (Human Machine Interface) and SCADA (Statistical Control and Data Acquisition) software, WinCC. Copies may be obtained by calling (800) 964-4114 [...]

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Honeywell Introduces New Business.FLEX Solutions for Improved Decision Making and Manufacturing Execution

PHOENIX, Arizona, February 13, 2002 — Honeywell [NYSE:HON] Industry Solutions has introduced a new release of its Business.FLEX® software solutions that enable significant and sustainable improvements in plant performance. The new Business.FLEX 110 empowers employees in the process industries to make better business [...]

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GE Industrial Systems and Datastream to Offer Intergrated Asset Lifecycle Management Solutions

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA., and GREENVILLE, S.C. * Feb. 14, 2002 * GE Fanuc Automation North America, Inc., an affiliate of GE Industrial Systems, and Datastream Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSTM), a leading provider of asset lifecycle management (ALM) solutions, today announced an agreement to deliver integrated ALM solutions [...]

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Honeywell to Provide Control System for Beijing Gas Group in Pipeline Project to Combat Air Pollution

PHOENIX, Arizona, February 18, 2002 — Honeywell [NYSE:HON] Industry Solutions has received a $5.5 million order from Beijing Gas Group for a control system for a gas distribution network being built to serve metropolitan Beijing, China, the nation’s capital. The pipeline project is intended to make gas available to [...]

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Xycom Automation Introduces Video-Mix Unit for the GP/GLC2000 Series Programmable Operator Interface

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GE Press Conference at National Manufacturing Week

Announcement of Major New Global Project - GE has signed a contract with one of the world's largest manufacturers to deliver a new collaborative manufacturing system that executes production schedules from ERP systems, monitors production flow through global manufacturing facilities, makes automated routing decisions, and [...]

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Xycom Automation's Pro-Face Brand PL-X920 Delivers High Performance and Reliability

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BP Awards Honeywell $13.9 Million Contract to Develop Deepwater Offshore Projects in Gulf of Mexico

PHOENIX, Arizona, February 11, 2002 — The Industry Solutions business of Honeywell [NYSE:HON] today announced that BP has selected it, along with Mustang Automation and Control, as the control system vendor and integration supplier for the planned development of the BP Deepwater Development fields in the Gulf of Mexico. [...]

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Honeywell Introduces Manufacturing Work Center to Unlock Business Potential

Phoenix, Arizona, February 8, 2002 — Honeywell [NYSE:HON] Industry Solutions today introduced its Manufacturing Work Center, a collaborative data visualization application that provides enterprise visibility to manufacturing information for improved business results in the process industries. The Manufacturing Work [...]

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