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Safety PLC moves into ASisafe applications

Jokab Safety has released a new member to the Pluto family of products. Pluto ASi is a new safety programmable control unit which has a combination of three functions. Pluto ASi can be configured to be Master/Monitor, Monitor/Slave. In Master/Monitor mode the Pluto controls the ASi bus and reads the I/O in the slave units. All the I/O can be used in the Pluto Manager program. In Monitor mode the Pluto listens to the bus and an external Master... [more]

New Magelis industrial PCs benefit from tough ruggedised designs

The new range of Magelis industrial PCs (iPCs) from Schneider Electric offers tough ruggedised designs, suitability for continuous operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, great tolerance to impact and vibration with global certifications. To simplify selection and to provide efficient solutions for a wide range of applications, the new PCs are offered in four steps, ranging from ruggedised displays and simple low-cost thin client browsers... [more]

Safety PLC transfers data over SafeEthernet

Telemecanique, a brand of Schneider Electric, has released the XPS-MF40, a compact yet powerful safety PLC designed for applications requiring multiple simultaneous safety functions. It is designed to meet the most critical SIL3 requirements of the functional safety standard EN61508 (EN62061 for machines or EN61511 for process) and category 4 requirements of EN954-1 and EN13849-1. The hardware features 24 totally configurable digital inputs/ou... [more]

Schneider Electric and the IPF partner for a high performance scientific research station

Schneider Electric and the International Polar Foundation (IPF) present Princess Elisabeth, the first “Zero Emission” scientific research station, before its installation in the Antarctic. In an unprecedented initiative, the station will exclusively use renewable energy: solar – via photovoltaic panels – and wind power. This process avoids all emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases. Schneider Electric's offer of energy services, solutions... [more]

Eaton to acquire The Moeller Group and Phoenixtec Power Company

Eaton Corporation has announced plans for two electrical acquisitions, one in Europe and one in Asia Pacific, which will significantly increase the capabilities, size, and geographic breadth of Eaton’s electrical business. The acquisitions’ combined estimated sales for the year ending December 31, 2007 are approximately $2.0 billion. The European acquisition is of The Moeller Group, a leading supplier of components for commercial and residenti... [more]

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