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November 2003

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

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December 01, 2003

MDS gateNETTM Protects Legacy Equipment Investments; Enables Enterprise Network Management

ALLEN-BRADLEY AUTOMATION FAIR 2003, MILWAUKEE (November 18, 2003) – Microwave Data Systems (MDS), a world leader in industrial, wireless, networking solutions with applications in the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), automation, public safety, telecommunications, and online transactional markets, [...]

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December 01, 2003

MDS iNET 900TM/ENI Provides Network Connectivity While Reducing Network Costs and Complexity

ALLEN-BRADLEY AUTOMATION FAIR 2003, MILWAUKEE (November 18, 2003) – Microwave Data Systems (MDS), a world leader in industrial, wireless, networking solutions with applications in the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), automation, public safety, telecommunications, and online transactional markets, [...]

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Danaher Motion Introduces High Performance Kollmorgen Servo Motors With Global Platform
November 28, 2003

Danaher Motion Introduces High Performance Kollmorgen Servo Motors With Global Platform

Design flexibility eliminates costly “custom” products in many industrial applications Radford, VA – Danaher Motion introduces Kollmorgen AKM servo motors. The new Kollmorgen AKM motors offer an advanced electromagnetic design with a global feature set to satisfy a broad range of motor application [...]

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Wanner Engineerings' New Patented Pump Technology Prevents Diaphragm Damage
November 28, 2003

Wanner Engineerings' New Patented Pump Technology Prevents Diaphragm Damage

Eliminates up to 90% of potential diaphragm failures MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The D10/G10 Kel-Cell‚ series of Hydra-Cell‚ industrial pumps now feature Wanner Engineering’s patented Diaphragm Position Control (DPC) technology. Kel-Cell pumps can control the position of the diaphragm under a variety of [...]

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Beckhoff Introduces Integrated TwinCAT Cam Design Tool
November 27, 2003

Beckhoff Introduces Integrated TwinCAT Cam Design Tool

Beckhoff, keeping with their New Automation Technology strategy, have expanded their software offering with an engineering productivity package – the TwinCAT Cam Design Tool. With the CAM Design Tool, Design Engineers can develop electronic camming systems that are easier on the servo motors, require less energy, [...]

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November 27, 2003

DVT Wins Control Design Magazine’s “Readers’ Choice” Award

Duluth, GA, November 26, 2003 – For the third year in a row, DVT has won First Place in the prestigious “Readers’ Choice” award from Control Design magazine. The magazine sends surveys to over 12,000 readers each year, asking them to rank the top companies in 48 different hardware and software [...]

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November 26, 2003

FKI Logistex Awarded Michaels Material Handling Contract

$13.27 million deal will automate new distribution center and expand systems at two existing centers (Danville, KY: November 26, 2003) FKI Logistex® (LSE:FKI.L), a leading supplier of integrated material handling solutions for distribution, baggage handling, freight, parcel, and manufacturing applications, [...]

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November 26, 2003

Electronic Systems Technology Debuts Wireless Ethernet Series with New Industrial 802.11a and 802.11g Products

Automation Fair 2003, Milwaukee, WI --- November 18, 2003 --- Electronic Systems Technology, Inc. (EST) (OTC: ELST), the manufacturer of the ESTeem product line of wireless modems, announces the debut of the Model 195E Wireless Ethernet Series products, introducing industrial grade 802.11a and 802.11g compatible unlicensed [...]

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TURCK Introduces New M8 picofast® Connectors in a Right Angle PCB Mount
November 26, 2003

TURCK Introduces New M8 picofast® Connectors in a Right Angle PCB Mount

Minneapolis, MN–November 21, 2003–TURCK Inc. has announced the immediate availability of the 3, 4 and 6-pin M8 picofast PCB mount receptacles. picofast receptacles and their mating cordsets can be used for power and signal transfers to factory automation equipment in the pharmaceutical, electronics, and [...]

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November 25, 2003

Data-Linc Group Announces Addition of New Industrial Wireless Ethernet Family

November 18th, Bellevue, WA — Data-Linc Group announces the newest addition to it’s acclaimed industrial wireless product line, FastLinc TM Industrial Ethernet Modems. The FastLinc family provides high-speed wireless Ethernet connectivity using 2.4 GHz direct sequence technology. With output power much higher [...]

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November 25, 2003

ProSoft Technology Brings In-Rack Serial Connectivity to CompactLogix Processors

These in-chassis, protocol conversion modules allow CompactLogix processors to communicate with a vast array of serial protocols BAKERSFIELD, Calif. The ProSoft Technology MVI69 protocol conversion modules are the ideal solution for connecting Allen-Bradley’s 1769 CompactLogix processors with a variety of networks [...]

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ProSoft Technology Introduces Powerful In-Rack Industrial PC for ControlLogix
November 25, 2003

ProSoft Technology Introduces Powerful In-Rack Industrial PC for ControlLogix

Industrial PC for the ControlLogix platform is the ideal solution for today’s analytical and data centric applications BAKERSFIELD, Calif., October 1, 2003 ProSoft Technology introduces the PC56, an in-rack industrial PC for Allen-Bradley’s ControlLogix platform. Driven by a powerful 266MHz Pentium II [...]

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November 25, 2003

ProSoft Technology Provides Customers With Knowledge Base Product Support Solution

An entirely new level of customer service for trusted ProSoft products BAKERSFIELD, Calif., November 1, 2003 ProSoft Technology no provides an entirely new level of product support with the advanced Internet help tool, Primus. Customer questions are answered more completely and more efficiently than ever before. [...]

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ProSoft Technology Introduces RadioLinx Wireless Industrial Products
November 25, 2003

ProSoft Technology Introduces RadioLinx Wireless Industrial Products

Now wireless connectivity is available for Ethernet, serial, and the new Ethernet Industrial Hotspot™, all with ProSoft’s complete communications expertise, support and accessories BAKERSFIELD, Calif. ProSoft Technology’s RadioLinx product line now includes four wireless solutions: · RLX-FHE: [...]

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ProSoft Technology introduces Oil and Gas Flow Computer Module for Allen-Bradley’s ControlLogix™ Processor
November 25, 2003

ProSoft Technology introduces Oil and Gas Flow Computer Module for Allen-Bradley’s ControlLogix™ Processor

Full function Flow Computer measures hydrocarbon gases and liquids using AGA 3, 7, 8, and GPA 15, 25 measurement standards and API 2540 calculation standards BAKERSFIELD, Calif. ProSoft Technology’s new Flow Computer module (MVI56-AFC) for Allen-Bradley’s ControlLogix™ platform allows integrated process [...]

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ProLinx Communication Gateways, Inc. Brings In-Rack Serial and Ethernet Protocol Connectivity to Quantum Processors
November 25, 2003

ProLinx Communication Gateways, Inc. Brings In-Rack Serial and Ethernet Protocol Connectivity to Quantum Processors

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., October 1, 2003 The ProLinx Communciation Gateways, Inc. ProTalk Q modules are the ideal solution for connecting Quantum processors with a variety of networks including: · DF1 Master/Slave (PTQ-DFCM) · HART Multi-drop (PTQ-HART) · IEC60870-5-101 Slave (PTQ-101S) · IEC60870-5-103 [...]

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ProSoft Technology Introduces DNP 3.0 Communication for ControlLogix
November 25, 2003

ProSoft Technology Introduces DNP 3.0 Communication for ControlLogix

The ProSoft Technology MVI56-DNP module is the fastest and easiest way to add DNP 3.0 protocol support to the ControlLogix platform BAKERSFIELD, Calif., October 1, 2003 The MVI 56-DNP module is a single slot, backplane compatible solution for the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix platform. This module provides highly [...]

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ProSoft Technology, Inc. Introduces BASIC Programmable Module for ControlLogix
November 25, 2003

ProSoft Technology, Inc. Introduces BASIC Programmable Module for ControlLogix

Migrate proven, reliable BASIC programs from 1771-DB and 1746-BAS modules to ControlLogix and run them at dramatically higher speeds BAKERSFIELD, Calif., October 1, 2003 ProSoft Technology, Inc. introduces a new BASIC programmable module for Allen-Bradley’s ControlLogix platform (MVI56-BAS). Now you can migrate [...]

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ProSoft Technology Introduces the Bosch Communication Module for the FLEX I/O Platform
November 25, 2003

ProSoft Technology Introduces the Bosch Communication Module for the FLEX I/O Platform

Unique interface between Bosch SVB/SVK compatible slave devices (Robert Bosch Corporation’s line of packaging machinery) and the FLEX I/O platform BAKERSFIELD, Calif., October 1, 2003 The Bosch Communication Module (MVI94-BSCH) is the easiest way to connect the Robert Bosch Corporation’s line of [...]

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November 25, 2003

Rockwell Automation Information Delivery Helps Companies Access and Act On Valuable Information Hidden Within the Enterprise

Effective use of information given to the right people at the right time can drive revenue through improved production, start-up times, design time and uptime MILWAUKEE, Nov.18, 2003 — Today’s manufacturing companies know that plant information is a valuable asset in decision-making. Access to relevant data [...]

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