The FALCON PROSeries from Cleveland Motion Controls (http://rbi.ims.ca/4929-505) encompasses the company's complete line of Soft-PLC automated process control solutions. The easy-to-use software and HMI allows users to program process applications and make adjustments, in real-time, when necessary. The FALCON contains full HMI, logic and motion control features. The logic programming environment is IEC 61131-3 compatible, with exception/fault handling to simplify the design of real applications, and can be used for synchronized or coordinated motion control applications.
Products offered include Windows XP embedded technology, an integrated touchscreen or HMI, modular I/O and a preconfigured starter application and set-up/configuration screen. Soft PLC features include modular I/O and a standard 10.4-in touch screen. Drivers for more than three dozen different I/O systems including Profibus, Devicenet, Interbus-S and Ethernet I/O devices from many different manufacturers are supported.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
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