With embedded Ethernet and web-server capability, iSeries
controllers connect directly to an Ethernet network with a standard RJ-45
connector to send and receive data in standard TCP/IP packets and serve up a web
page. The device serves a web page over an Ethernet LAN or over the Internet so
engineers can monitor and control the process through a web browser from
anywhere in the facility or in the world.
"In fact, iSeries devices are full stand-alone Internet appliances
that do more than just bridge between serial and Ethernet," explains Newport
Electronics General Manager Steve Hollander. "It's actually one of the world's
smallest web servers, so it works without a computer functioning as a proxy
server and master-to-slave instruments connected though serial communications."
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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