Service on CD-ROM catalog W2.2 is available as a 32- or 16-bit version, where the 32-bit allows use of all options and the 16-bit is limited to the W2.1 options. New options include a multi-connection system for assigning male connectors to female connectors and vice versa, and the ability to configure completely assembled fieldbus nodes and create AUTOCAD DXF files and marker cards.
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.