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January 2003

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

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Wieland Electric introduces the new catalog for the gesis family of products

Wieland Electric introduces the new catalog for the gesis family of products

BURGAW, N.C. (January 22, 2003) – Wieland Electric Inc, a leader in electrical interconnect components is offering its new comprehensive catalog for the gesis family of intelligent connector systems. The gesis system includes many benefits that can considerably simplify and speed up installation by up to 70% with up to [...]

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Rockwell Automation Introduces New Protective Cover Accessory for NEMA Starters and Contactors

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 28, 2003 — A new power component solution introduced by Complete Automation® leader Rockwell Automation helps increase employee safety by providing a unique protective cover for NEMA starters and contactors. The protective cover is designed to help prevent accidental contact with current-carrying [...]

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Wieland expands wipos Power Supply Series with 1.25 Amp Version

Wieland expands wipos Power Supply Series with 1.25 Amp Version

BURGAW, N.C. (January 22, 2003) – Expanding its line of wipos power supplies, Wieland announces the introduction of a 1.25 Amp switch mode version for 24V applications. These power supplies, designed for 90% efficiency and ultra-fast start up time (less than one second), are DIN rail mountable and allow design engineers [...]

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Toshiba Value-Priced Machine Vision Camera Features Progressive Scan Technology

Toshiba Value-Priced Machine Vision Camera Features Progressive Scan Technology

IRVINE, CA, January 28, 2003 -- Toshiba Imaging Systems, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., has introduced its new IK-SX1, an economical-priced industrial camera utilizing an advanced 2/3-inch progressive scan CCD. To meet customer needs, two versions are being made available: one with CameraLink [...]

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March 17, 2010

SRC introduces its new DIN rail mounted TT411, HART® Intelligent Temperature Transmitter

January 29, 2003. Holbrook, NY. Smar Research Corporation is proud to announce the release of its new HART® Intelligent Temperature Transmitter, the TT411. The TT411 was made available for sale earlier this month on the SRC webstore. The TT411 is the first HART® Intelligent Temperature Transmitter made by Smar [...]

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Wonderware Launches New Data Access Servers For Siemens and Rockwell

Invensys' Next-Generation Communication Servers Based on ArchestrA(TM) Architecture Provide Enhanced Maintenance and Diagnostics LAKE FOREST, Calif., Jan. 30, 2003 -- Wonderware, an operating unit of Invensys plc, today announced the release of several new and enhanced Data Access Servers (DAServers) supporting Siemens [...]

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Rockwell Automation Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Allen-Bradley® Brand

Milwaukee, Jan. 30, 2003 — Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), a world-leading provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions, begins 2003 with a year-long celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Allen-Bradley® brand. The company is planning several special tributes throughout the [...]

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New OEM-Friendly, Windows HMI from CTC eases system requirements, complexity and cost

New OEM-Friendly, Windows HMI from CTC eases system requirements, complexity and cost

InteractXä provides advanced graphics, easiest application and development process, at lowest installed cost for Windows HMI — without forcing OEMs to expensive platforms or IT services MILFORD, OHIO (January 27, 2003) — Parker Automaton-CTC announces the release of InteractXä, an innovative Windows-embedded HMI [...]

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Rockwell Automation Adds Just the Right Touch to the Allen-Bradley® PanelView™ 600 Touch Only Terminal: a Clearer, More Vibrant Display

Enhancements to touch screen display means OEMs can offer their customers improved display quality without increasing purchase or installation costs MILWAUKEE, January 23, 2003—Complete Automation® leader Rockwell Automation has introduced updates to its PanelView™ 600 Touch Only display line that greatly enhance [...]

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Owens Design--Robotic Test Fixture Specially Designed for Overseas In-situ Line

FREMONT, CA – OWENS DESIGN INC., an outsource provider of engineering and manufacturing services for OEM capital equipment companies, delivered a large optical test fixture to a leading global manufacturing reseller in Europe that was facing tighter regulations on their optical glass products. The fixture was designed [...]

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Omron Announces New COO, Promotes Frank Newburn

SCHAUMBURG, IL (January 24, 2002) – Craig Bauer has been appointed Omron Electronics LLC’s Chief Operating Officer, while Frank Newburn has been promoted to the position of co-CEO. Newburn will maintain his title as OEI's President as well as continuing his responsibilities as President of Omron Manufacturing of America. [...]

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March 17, 2010

Donal Geaney to chair Automsoft

Dublin Ireland, January 27th 2003: Automsoft, the leading global provider of advanced database software designed specifically to manage production data for process industries in a secure environment, today announced the appointment of Donal J. Geaney as Chairman of the company. Paraic O'Toole, Chief Executive Officer of [...]

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Wonderware Releases Version 8.0 of InTouch(R) HMI Software

Invensys' New Product Delivers Enhanced Security Configuration and Integrated Support for ArchestrA(TM) Architecture LAKE FOREST, Calif., Jan. 27, 2003 -- Wonderware, an operating unit of Invensys plc, today announced version 8.0 of its InTouch(R) graphical human-machine interface (HMI) product for industrial automation, [...]

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Wieland Electric--STOCKO introduces RAST 2.5 PRO 5mm system

Wieland Electric--STOCKO introduces RAST 2.5 PRO 5mm system

BURGAW, N.C. (January 21, 2003) – STOCKO Corp., a member of the Wieland Group, has introduced a new 5mm pitch version of the RAST 2.5 connector system. Typically suited for applications in the white good and appliance industries such as refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, vending machines and other small appliances, the RAST [...]

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March 17, 2010

USDATA Secures $1.5M in Equity Financing

RICHARDSON, Texas, January 28, 2003 — USDATA Corporation, a leading supplier of industrial automation software solutions, announced today it has successfully completed an equity financing round of $1.5 million. The investment is being made by SCP Private Equity Partners II, L.P. (SCP), the company’s largest stockholder. [...]

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March 17, 2010

Entivity, Inc. Announces Think & Do Live! Version 5.5 with Windows XP Support

ANN ARBOR, MI - JANUARY 23, 2003 Entivity, Inc. the leading supplier of PC-based automation and control software has released the next generation of its Think & Do Live! product. Think & Do Live! 5.5 software builds on the strong and proven framework of Live! 5.4, and has added a number of enhancements and features [...]

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Entertron Celebrates 25 years of providing PLC solutions to OEMs

Gasport, NY - January 21, 2003 -- Entertron Industries Inc., the innovation leader in programmable logic controller solutions celebrates 25 years of business. Founded in 1978, Entertron offered one of the first embedded / board level programmable logic controllers. The PLC marketplace at the time was focused mainly on [...]

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Omron's New G3TC is a Reliable SSR for I/O Module Mounting Boards

Omron's New G3TC is a Reliable SSR for I/O Module Mounting Boards

SCHAUMBURG, IL (January 21, 2002)—Omron’s new G3TC solid state I/O module, used as an interface between logic circuitry and the load, features a built-in hold down screw which fastens the relay to the board to eliminate loosening by vibration. G3TC AC/DC input and output modules are classified by color, red for DC output [...]

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Opto 22's SNAP-M2M Garners Editors' Choice Award

Wireless Connectivity to External Assets Earns Company Third Consecutive Control Engineering Award Temecula, CA — January 21, 2003 — Opto 22, a manufacturer and developer of hardware and software for industrial automation, remote monitoring, and enterprise data acquisition applications, announced that its SNAP M2M [...]

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Rockwell Automation Reports First Quarter Results

MILWAUKEE (January 21, 2003) – Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), a leading global provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions, today reported fiscal 2003 first quarter net income of $42 million (22 cents per share). Last year’s first quarter income before an accounting change was $29 [...]

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