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December 2003

Read about the latest news, products, mergers, and acquisitions in the automation, process control, and instrumentation industries for December 2003.

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December 30, 2003

Invensys' SimSci-Esscor Announces Upgrade To Next-Generation Dynamic Process Simulation Solution

Powerful New Features of Dynsim 3.1 Deliver Improved Upstream Modeling, Faster Execution and Significant Gains in Engineering Productivity LAKE FOREST, Calif., Dec. 30, 2003 -- SimSci-Esscor, an operating unit of Invensys plc, today announced the release of Dynsim 3.1, its powerful, state-of-the-art dynamic process [...]

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December 30, 2003

Beckhoff's PC Control Runs Continental's En-Tire Plant

Since 2000, Continental’s new tire plant in Timisoara is completely controlled by over 230 Beckhoff Industrial PC’s running TwinCAT Motion and PLC control software. The new plant proves that PC Control is no longer just a niche product but is ready for almost any application, especially with the addition of solid [...]

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Danfoss Drives Introduces The MCD 200 Series Soft Starters
December 29, 2003

Danfoss Drives Introduces The MCD 200 Series Soft Starters

LOVES PARK, IL -- Danfoss Drives introduces the MCD 200 Series Soft Starters. These compact soft starters offer advanced heat dissipation, eliminating the need for extra ventilation or bypass connectors while simplifying installation and minimizing panel space requirements. The MCD 200 Series covers the 7.5 kW – 110 [...]

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Scientific Technologies, Inc. Introduces The UM Series Safety Mats In Yellow
December 29, 2003

Scientific Technologies, Inc. Introduces The UM Series Safety Mats In Yellow

FREMONT, CA – SGE Series safety contact strips and UM series pressure-sensitive safety mats from Scientific Technologies, Inc. are now available in yellow for enhanced visibility and worker safety. SGE series safety contact strips feature molded end caps as well as wiring plugs that are inserted directly into the [...]

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December 23, 2003

PAS & Lang und Peitler Announce Partnership to Deliver Critical Condition Management, Automation Asset Management & Advanced Process Modeling & Control

Houston, Texas (December 22, 2003) PAS ( www.pas.com ) and German-based Lang und Peitler announced today an international partnership agreement. Lang und Peitler will be a delivery partner of PAS solutions for critical condition management, automation asset management, and advanced process modeling & control. [...]

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Groschopp Inc. Announces Their PS2300 Parallel Shaft Gearmotor
December 23, 2003

Groschopp Inc. Announces Their PS2300 Parallel Shaft Gearmotor

Sioux Center, IA–December 19, 2003–Groschopp Inc. has announced their PS2300 parallel shaft gearmotor with high continuous duty torque ratings up to 320in-lbs and compatibility with all Groschopp AC, PM, and DC brushless motors. "The PS2300 is ideal for industrial conveyor or commercial garage door applications [...]

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Pro-face America Introduces The PRO-iO Logic Relay
December 23, 2003

Pro-face America Introduces The PRO-iO Logic Relay

Saline, MI – [December 23, 2003] – Pro-face America, Inc., a majority owned subsidiary of Digital Electronics Corporation based in Osaka, Japan, introduces a new product line, PRO-iO, the low-cost family of logic relays. PRO-iO is a family of logic relays that deliver the functions you need in an easy-to-use, [...]

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December 22, 2003

ASI Makes 2004 Guarantee to Save You Time & Money Specifying and Purchasing Automation & Power Distribution Components

ASI will save you time and money specifying and purchasing automation and power distribution components During the past year, many of you have seen the newsletters and the product announcements from ASI. In fact, many customers took immediate advantage of the offers to purchase innovative high quality components direct [...]

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December 22, 2003

Schneider Electric Acquires MGE UPS Systems

Rueil-Malmaison, France, December 22, 2003 – Pursuing its strategy of targeted acquisitions, Schneider Electric has decided to fully acquire MGE UPS Systems, in which it held a 32.3% interest at December 31, 2002. Description of the transaction Schneider Electric has signed two agreements under which it will [...]

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December 22, 2003

SAN People Releases New Low-Cost Network Connectivity Products Under The MULTENET Brand

Cape Town, South Africa, 12 December 2003. SAN People, an established global supplier of network connectivity products, today announced the MULTENET brand name. The company, a leading innovator in networking technology, will package its tried and tested EtherPAD range and also launch the exciting new PocketPAD range under [...]

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December 22, 2003

Rockwell Automation Frames Industrial Computers in Stainless Steel

New bezel option on Allen-Bradley® VersaView® Industrial Computers and Monitors broadens their application use in food, pharmaceutical, petroleum and chemical industries MILWAUKEE, Dec. 22, 2003 — To meet strict industry standards and quality and safety requirements, food, pharmaceutical, petroleum and [...]

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SIXNET Introduces New Low Cost RemoteTRAK® RTU / Combination I/O Module
December 19, 2003

SIXNET Introduces New Low Cost RemoteTRAK® RTU / Combination I/O Module

SIXNET, Clifton Park, NY: The new RemoteTRAK® RTU / Combination I/O module (model RM-RTU-8440-F) combines a mix of I/O types (8 discrete inputs, 4 discrete outputs, 4 analog inputs) with a RS232/RS485 interface. The RemoteTRAK® RTU is designed as an economical I/O solution for situations where you need: a low [...]

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December 18, 2003

Rockwell Automation Introduces Allen-Bradley® 1756-EWEB Module, Brings Additional Web Capabilities to the ControlLogix® Platform

Enhanced Web server module allows users to access control system information anywhere, anytime MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio, Dec. 18, 2003 — To give users convenient access to plant-floor information, Rockwell Automation today introduced the Allen-Bradley® 1756-EWEB module for ControlLogix® controllers. The [...]

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December 18, 2003

Tecnomatix and a Major Auto Manufacturer Enter Four-Year Global Agreement

Largest ever agreement for Tecnomatix covers customer's manufacturing operations worldwide HERZLIA, ISRAEL - DECEMBER 18, 2003 - Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: TCNO), the driving force in Manufacturing Process Management (MPM), announced today a global agreement with a major automotive manufacturer. The agreement [...]

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Keithley Instruments, Inc. Announces Two New Multi-Channel Source-Measure Test Cards
December 18, 2003

Keithley Instruments, Inc. Announces Two New Multi-Channel Source-Measure Test Cards

CLEVELAND—December 18, 2003—Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE: KEI) today announced the availability of two new multi-channel source-measure test cards with expanded operating ranges for its Model 4500-MTS Multi-Channel I-V Test System. Each Model 4510- and Model 4511-QIVC (Quad I-V Card) provides four [...]

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Emerson's Rosemount® 3051S Transmitters Selected By Sandoz Austria
December 18, 2003

Emerson's Rosemount® 3051S Transmitters Selected By Sandoz Austria

CHANHASSEN, MINNESOTA. (December 18, 2003) -- After evaluating the performance of several manufacturers’ pressure transmitters on a difficult level measurement application, engineers from the Sandoz pharmaceutical plant at Kundl, Austria placed an order with Emerson Process Management for a quantity of 56 [...]

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Turck Introduces 'Kübler by TURCK' Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI) Display
December 18, 2003

Turck Introduces 'Kübler by TURCK' Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI) Display

Minneapolis, MN–December 12, 2003–TURCK Inc. introduces the "Kübler by TURCK" SSI LED display with six 15 mm digits and adjustable brightness control. The Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI) display can be used with either an AC or DC power supply and is suitable for all SSI formats up to 25 bits. The display [...]

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December 17, 2003

Adept Technology Selected by Prodosyst Automation to Provide Robots and Guidance Vision for Automated Medical Device Assembly System

Prodosyst's TrueFlex(TM) System Utilizes Adept Cobra(TM) SCARA Robots, AdeptVision(TM), and Unique Part Changeover Design Enabling Manufacturers to Cost-Effectively Apply Automation Across Their Entire Product Line with a Single System Adept Technology, Inc. (OTCBB:ADTK), a leading manufacturer of flexible automation [...]

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December 17, 2003

Bernard Matthews Ltd. Selects Avantis Enterprise Asset Management Solution From Invensys Process System

Avantis EAM to provide a common software platform for both maintenance management and corporate purchasing across all six facilities in the UK FOXBORO, MASSACHUSETTS – December 17, 2003 – Invensys plc, a leader in production management, today announced that Bernard Matthews Ltd., has signed an agreement to [...]

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December 17, 2003

Orbit Technology Announces Virtual Factory™ Now With Andon Feature For Visual Monitoring

Orbit Technology Corporation has added an andon (pronounced ahn-dohn) feature to Virtual Factory™, allowing factory supervisors to more easily monitor factory status Virtual Factory™, the “monitoring and control” software solution from Orbit Technology Corporation, has added an andon feature to its [...]

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