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June 2003

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

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Cognex Announces New Code-Reading Capability for the Pharmaceutical Industry
August 08, 2003

Cognex Announces New Code-Reading Capability for the Pharmaceutical Industry

ROSEMONT, IL and Natick, MA, June 3, 2003—Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ - CGNX), the world's leading supplier of machine vision systems and sensors, today announced that the company’s award winning In-Sightâ vision sensors now have the ability to read Composite Symbology (CS) in addition to Reduced Space [...]

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Cognex Introduces New High-Performance Frame Grabbers
August 08, 2003

Cognex Introduces New High-Performance Frame Grabbers

ROSEMONT, IL and Natick, MA, June 3, 2003—Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ - CGNX), the world's leading supplier of machine vision systems and sensors, today unveils the MVS-8500 Series of frame grabbers at the International Robots & Vision Show. The new MVS-8500 Series is designed to support next generation high-speed [...]

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Cognex Introduces 'State of the Art' Digital CMOS Machine Vision Camera
August 08, 2003

Cognex Introduces 'State of the Art' Digital CMOS Machine Vision Camera

ROSEMONT, IL and Natick, MA, June 3, 2003—Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ - CGNX), the world's leading supplier of machine vision systems, unveils the CDC-200™ today at the International Robots and Vision Show. The CDC-200, the newest member of the digital CMOS-based CDC camera series, extends the range of vision [...]

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August 08, 2003

Cognex to Host 100 Free Machine Vision Seminars Nationwide

Natick, MA, June 23, 2003—Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ - CGNX), the world's leading supplier of machine vision systems, today announced that the company will add 100 cities to its schedule of popular machine vision seminars, extending them through November. These half-day Understanding and Applying Machine Vision [...]

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July 04, 2003

GE Fanuc Acquires Mountain Systems Inc., Providers of Advanced Manufacturing Execution Systems for Essential Industries

Acquisition Extends GE Industrial Systems' Capabilities, Innovation and Growth in Automation Software CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. -- June 17, 2003--   GE Fanuc Automation Americas, Inc., an affiliate of GE Industrial Systems, today announced that it has acquired Green Bay, Wisconsin-based Mountain Systems, Inc., a [...]

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Wieland Electric Introduces Industrial Multipole Connectors With Spring Clamp Technology
July 01, 2003

Wieland Electric Introduces Industrial Multipole Connectors With Spring Clamp Technology

BURGAW, N.C. (June 30, 2003) – Wieland Electric, Inc introduces an extension to its existing line of spring clamp contact inserts and terminal adaptors for industrial multipole connectors. The addition of spring clamp insert adaptors allows Wieland to offer a complete product range for each connection type; contact [...]

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July 01, 2003

Rockwell Automation Earns Support Center Practices (SCP) Certification For Sixth Consecutive Year

Rockwell Automation meets internationally recognized standards for outstanding customer support CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 30, 2003 — Today’s leading technology manufacturers know that, as technology grows increasingly complex, access to high-quality customer support has never been more important. For the sixth [...]

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Interroll Provides Plug & Play Intelligent Conveyor Controls
July 01, 2003

Interroll Provides Plug & Play Intelligent Conveyor Controls

WILMINGTON, N.C. (June 30, 2003) — Interroll Corp. announces the availability of its plug & play DriveControl Zero Pressure Accumulation (ZPA) system for intelligent conveyor controls. The user-friendly programmable ZPA control boards enable plant engineers to control Interroll’s RollerDrive brush type, [...]

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July 01, 2003

Advantech Introduces a Full-range of Industrial Multi-functional Display

Advantech’s Flat Panel Monitor 2003 New Product Launch Advantech’s new FPM-3190 Series provides an extraordinary 19-inch viewing area packaged in full anti-corrosion stainless steel making it the ideal solution for the food, pharmacy and petro-chemical industries. Despite widespread usage of commercial LCD [...]

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June 30, 2003

Emerson Offers New Fisher(R) Rotary Valve that Delivers Longer Life in Erosive Slurry Applications

MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA (June 27, 2003) - Emerson Process Management introduces the Fisher(R) Slurry Vee-Ball(R) control valve. The valve provides a longer service life in metals and mining applications when compared with other valve types. The Slurry Vee-Ball features a rugged construction, wear-resistant trim materials, and [...]

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Danfoss Drives Introduces a Free Guide to Solutions for Material Handling Applications
June 30, 2003

Danfoss Drives Introduces a Free Guide to Solutions for Material Handling Applications

LOVES PARK, IL -- Danfoss North America Motion Controls introduces a new Guide to Solutions for Material Handling Applications. This fully-illustrated guide provides information on maximizing accuracy, productivity, efficiency, reliability and control in distribution and warehousing, freight and parcel, baggage handling, [...]

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June 30, 2003

Empire Magnetics, in collaboration with LBNL, Works With MSRC to Convert Development Efforts from Weapons of Mass Destruction to Wind Power

ROHNERT PARK, CA -- Empire Magnetics Inc., in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), is working with scientists of the Makeyev State Rocket Center (MSRC) to convert the efforts of 30,000 staff members from development of weapons of mass destruction to peaceful and sustainable commercial [...]

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Wanner Engineering Introduces Free 2003/2004 Guide to Hydra-Cell Industrial Pumps
June 30, 2003

Wanner Engineering Introduces Free 2003/2004 Guide to Hydra-Cell Industrial Pumps

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Hydra-Cell Industrial Pumps, Wanner Engineering Inc., introduces their most up-to-date Hydra-Cell Industrial Pumps catalog. This four-color, 100+ page guide provides detailed Hydra-Cell pump product specifications, options, installation guidelines and design considerations, as well as application [...]

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SoftPLC® Supports International Characters Making Systems Easily Usable in Countries Around the World
June 27, 2003

SoftPLC® Supports International Characters Making Systems Easily Usable in Countries Around the World

SoftPLC’s software ladder logic editing and documentation program is engineered to support all international character sets to simplify operation in various countries. The program, TOPDOC®, is utilized by SoftPLC’s open-architecture PLC system and supports 16-bit character sets; any character set can be [...]

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June 26, 2003

FKI Logistex Real Time Solutions Announces New Vice President of Sales & Marketing

(Emeryville, CA: June 25, 2003) FKI Logistex® Real Time Solutions ( www.picktolight.com ), an FKI Logistex (LSE: FKI.L) member company and leading single-point supplier of integrated material handling solutions for distribution, baggage handling, freight, parcel, and manufacturing applications, announces the [...]

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ProSoft Technology Introduces the RadioLinx Industrial Hotspot™

At last...an ultra-fast wireless radio for the most demanding industrial applications BAKERSFIELD, Calif., July 1, 2003 ProSoft Technology introduces the latest in industrial wireless technology: the RadioLinx Industrial Hotspot™ (RLX-IH). The RLX-IH simultaneously functions as an untethered “industrial [...]

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June 26, 2003

Honeywell Americas Symposium Draws More Than 560 Automation Decisionmakers to Phoenix

Customer-Run Event Features Live Demonstrations of Experion PKS; Speakers from Around the World PHOENIX, June 25, 2003 - The Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Industry Solutions 30th annual North American Users Group Symposium drew more than 560 automation decision makers from 20 countries. The symposium, held June 8-13 in [...]

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National Instruments Introduces Compact Machine Vision System
June 26, 2003

National Instruments Introduces Compact Machine Vision System

LabVIEW-Based Hardware Brings IEEE 1394 Connectivity and Multi-Camera Synchronization into Rugged Applications NEWS RELEASE -- June 24, 2003 -- National Instruments today announced the NI CVS-1454 Compact Vision System, an industrial vision system that makes cameras smarter by extending the power of LabVIEW into [...]

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June 25, 2003

Sola/Hevi-Duty Awarded by TED Magazine with Top Honors, Named as the 'Best of the Best' Company in Web Site Design & Literature

SKOKIE, IL, June 24, 2003 – TED Magazine honored Sola/Hevi-Duty, a world leader in power quality solutions, for Best Web Site and Best Literature/Selling Tools in TED Magazine’s "Best of the Best" annual marketing competition. An independent body of judges assembled by TED Magazine named Sola/Hevi-Duty's web [...]

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June 25, 2003

Emerson Wins $16 Million Contract to Modernize Egyptian Power Plant

U.S.-funded PlantWeb® project will ensure dependable power supply to four million customers in Suez region of Egypt AUSTIN, TEXAS (June 24, 2003) - Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business (NYSE: EMR), announced today that it has won a $16 million contract to modernize the Ataka Thermal Power Station in the [...]

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