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February 2003

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

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May 05, 2003

Honeywell Acquires Sensotec Inc, Enhancing Its Product Offerings in Sensors

MINNEAPOLIS, February 12, 2003 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that its Automation and Control Solutions (ACS) unit has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of privately held Sensotec Inc. The transaction is subject to government approval. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Sensotec is a supplier of sensors for [...]

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Phoenix Contact--Compact Spring Cage Fuse Blocks

Harrisburg, PA - The new ST 4 fuse terminal blocks from Phoenix Contact are the latest addition to the ST spring cage product family. The fuse blocks are available in three styles to suit a variety of applications. The compact 6.2 mm wide fuse block accepts 5 x 20 mm fuses and is the smallest block available on the market. [...]

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Phoenix Contact--New Wire Termination Solutions for the Building Automation Industry

Harrisburg, PA - Phoenix Contact introduces Combicon Compact, a new family of value-priced printed circuit board terminal blocks. The family includes space saving screw and spring technologies, in 5.0 and 3.5 mm pin spacing. Mounting options include horizontal and vertical one piece or pin-strip pluggable PCB mounting. [...]

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Phoenix Contact--Pluggable Circuit Breaker for Terminal Blocks

Harrisburg, PA – The TCP Thermal Miniature Circuit Breaker from Phoenix Contact provides effective overload protection in a pluggable package for electrical installations and devices. The circuit breaker overcomes the inconvenience of glass fuses; storing and finding the right fuse is eliminated. An integrated switching [...]

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Phoenix Contact--Compact Spring Cage Double Level Angled Terminal Blocks

Harrisburg, PA - The new compact STTBS 2.5 double level terminal block with angled wire entrance from Phoenix Contact enhances the ST-DESK spring cage family. With two levels and a width of only 5.2 mm, the STTBS 2.5 terminal block is the solution when control cabinet space is at a premium. Each level has two bridge [...]

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Phoenix Contact--Power Supplies in a Flat Design

Harrisburg, PA – The flat size of the Step Power Supply units from Phoenix Contact make them suitable for installations in small enclosures and cramped operator consoles. The product range includes five units with input/output ranges of 5V/4A, 12V/3A, 15V/2.4A, 24V/1.5A and 48V/0.75A. An integrated power reserve of up [...]

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Phoenix Contact--Industrial Wireless to Monitor and Control Analog and Digital Signals

Harrisburg, PA – As an enhancement to its point to point one-way wireless device, the MCR-RAD for analog and digital signals, Phoenix Contact Inc. now offers the MCR-RT-I/O-PLUS, an integrated radio and I/O module with expandable I/O options. The devices are designed to eliminate cable and conduit for analog and digital [...]

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Phoenix Contact--Universal Power Supplies

Harrisburg, PA – Phoenix Contact now offers a new generation of QUINT power supplies, providing universal 24 V supply with output currents of 2.5, 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 A. The power supplies accommodate a wide input voltage range of both AC and DC. The output currents are available with a regulated and adjustable output [...]

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Phoenix Contact--Compact Safety Relays with Reliable Separation

Harrisburg, PA - The Phoenix Contact Safety Relays (PSR) in the ME 22.5mm housing are equipped with two to eight normally open (NO) release current paths and one normally closed (NC) signaling current path. The modules are designed in accordance to EN50 178 with reinforced isolation. The safety circuit is controlled with [...]

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Phoenix Contact--Fiber Optic Converter System for DeviceNet

Harrisburg, PA - The new PSI-MOS-DNET modular fiber optic converter system for DeviceNet bus systems is now available from Phoenix Contact. The fiber optic converters allow complete isolation of DeviceNet networks by converting the electrical copper-based signals to glass or polymer fiber technology. There are many [...]

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Phoenix Contact--Going Wireless for Analog and Digital Signals

Harrisburg, PA – Phoenix Contact Inc. now offers the MCR-RAD, an integrated radio and I/O module designed to eliminate cable and conduit for analog and digital signals in harsh industrial environments. This unique addition to the Phoenix Contact signal conditioning line utilizes spread spectrum frequency hopping [...]

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Phoenix Contact--Heavy Industrial Plug-In Connectors with Screw-Type Locking

Harrisburg, PA – Phoenix Contact now offers the Heavycon Advance rectangular plug-in connector housing with screw-type locking. Heavycon Advance is particularly suitable for applications where the connection is typically not plugged, such as feed-through holes in panels. Two simple mounted flanges now replace the [...]

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Phoenix Contact--Stand Alone IP67 I/O Simplifies Network and I/O Wiring Connections

Harrisburg, PA - Fieldline is Phoenix Contact's latest innovation in the area of machine mountable I/O solutions. With an IP67 environmental rating, this family of I/O modules can be implemented on a number of fieldbus protocols including DeviceNet, Profibus DP, INTERBUS and CANopen. Fieldline modules have been designed [...]

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Phoenix Contact--Watertight Industrial Ethernet Connectors

Harrisburg, PA - The Variosub RJ-45/IP67 connector from Phoenix Contact has been specially developed to withstand adverse conditions associated with use directly on machinery and in industrial installations, and to protect the RJ-45 contact insert. It meets IAONA requirements for heavy-duty use, thus enabling the office [...]

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National Instruments and Electronics Workbench Deliver New Circuit Design Educational Tools

National Instruments and Electronics Workbench Deliver New Circuit Design Educational Tools

NEWS RELEASE -- Feb. 25, 2003 -- National Instruments, a global leader in virtual instrumentation software and hardware, and Electronics Workbench, a leader in desktop electronic design automation software, today announced a collaborative effort that enriches the laboratory experience in electronics technology education [...]

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Rockwell Automation Introduces Windows® CE Industrial Computer

Bridges the gap between simple embedded terminals and robust, full-featured industrial computer systems MILWAUKEE, Feb. 27, 2003 —Rockwell Automation has expanded its Allen-BradleyÒ VersaViewÔ industrial computer line with the new VersaView CEÔ industrial computer, combining the Microsoft WindowsÒ CE platform with [...]

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Shanghai SECCO Petrochemicals Selects Emerson for $30 Million Automation Project

China petrochemical facility selects PlantWeb(R) for world's largest installation of fieldbus digital technology SHANGHAI, CHINA (February 27, 2003) - Shanghai SECCO Petrochemicals Company announced today that it has awarded a $30 million project to Emerson Process Management, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), to serve [...]

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MTS Sensors Launches New Web Site for Medical Equipment Designers

MTS Sensors Launches New Web Site for Medical Equipment Designers

CARY, N.C. (February 27, 2003) — MTS Sensors Corp. announced it has launched a new section of its Web site designed to serve medical equipment and device designers. MTS is expanding by exploring new ways to use magnetostrictive technology for medical position and level sensing applications. The Web site may be accessed [...]

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Professional Drive Support Services From Danfoss Drives

Professional Drive Support Services From Danfoss Drives

LOVES PARK, IL -- Danfoss Drives introduces DrivePro™ Professional Drive Support Services. DrivePro service plans are an affordable, "no-risk" solution to everyday concerns of equipment maintenance, and are designed to put customers in control of unexpected expenditures and their maintenance budget. Available [...]

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STI--Interlock Switch now available with Manual Latch Release

STI--Interlock Switch now available with Manual Latch Release

FREMONT, CA – The T4011 heavy-duty safety interlock switch from Scientific Technologies, Inc. (STI) is now available with a manual latch release mechanism. The match mechanism locks the actuator in the switch until the release button is pulled, allowing the actuator to be removed from the switch. This feature is ideal [...]

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