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Form Factor
   Form Factor       
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   Card       The device is a card that is designed to be plugged into a backplane 
   Desktop / Stand Alone / Tower       The device has an enclosure and is designed for stand-alone or desktop applications. 
   DIN Rail       The device is designed for mounting on a DIN rail. DIN is an acronym for Deutsche Institute fuer Normung, a German standardization body and member of ISO. 
   Embedded       The device is meant to be embedded. 
   Handheld / Portable       The device is small enough to carry or be held in the held, or is portable. 
   Panel Mount       The device has a flange for mounting to a panel. The flange can have mounting holes or mounting studs. 
   Rack Mount       The device can be mounted in a rack enclosure. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary configurations. 
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Electrical Ratings
   Supply Voltage (AC)       AC supply voltage is the range of AC input voltages for which the monitor or controller operates. 
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   Supply Voltage (DC)       DC supply voltage is the range of DC input voltages for which the monitor or controller operates. 
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   AC Input Frequency       
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   50 Hz       Devices accept 50 Hz AC inputs. 
   60 Hz       Devices accept 60 Hz AC inputs. 
   400 Hz       Devices accept 400 Hz AC inputs. 
   Other       Other unlisted frequencies. 
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Drives
   Resolution       Resolution is the number of binary digits (bits) that a device uses to characterize an analog signal. 
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   Number of Axes / Motors       The number of axes that the device can drive or control. Follower or dependent axes are often listed as "half" axes. 
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   Drive Power       Drive power is a power rating specified in watts (W) or horsepower (hp). 
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Memory
   RAM       Random access memory (RAM) is the main memory of the device. 
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   Flash Memory (RAM)       Flash memory is a type of RAM that can retain memory electronically, even when the power is off. 
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Features
   Features       
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   Anti-Vibration       The device is resistant to vibration. 
   Encoder Feedback       Encoder feedback is used for digital positioning. The drive calculates and compensates position errors in real-time. Typically, a rotary encoder with either incremental or absolute position signals is used.  This use of feedback is also closed-loop control. 
   GPS-Enabled       The device is GPS-enabled. GPS, an acronym for global positioning system, refers to a system of satellites and receivers which allow people and devices to pinpoint their precise location on Earth. The system relies on 24 satellites that orbit the earth twice per day. Devices with a GPS chip receive transmissions from several of these satellites, and are able to discern very precise positioning data. 
   Integral Software       Software is integral to the device. 
   Multi-Speed       The device is capable of multi-speed operation or control. 
   Optically Isolated       The device uses optical isolation to protect the inputs and outputs. 
   PID Control       Proportional, integral, and derivative (PID) control requires real-time system feedback. PID is a sophisticated control technique which monitors the error between a desired variable value and the actual value, and adjusts the control accordingly (proportional). Derivative and integral features can provide further control refinement by incorporating variables like rate-of-change of error to tune the control signal. Though sophisticated, PID controls must be tuned to prevent noisy operation and provide accurate process control. 
   Data Logger / Recorder       The device can act as a data recorder to monitor various attributes of the equipment. 
   Up / Downtime Tracking       Devices track the up-time and downtime of the device being controlled or monitored. 
   Other       Other unlisted features. 
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Communication
   Setup and Control       
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   Computer Interface       The drive / control is configured, calibrated, and diagnosed via a computer connection. 
   Control Panel       The device has an integral control panel with an interface such as a keypad, touch screen, or other local programming interface. 
   Dial-up       With dial-up communications, the device is connected to a network via a modem and a public telephone network. 
   Removable Disk / EPROM       The device's programming is held in a removeable, nonvolatile storage media such as a floppy disk, diskette, or erasable programmable read-only memory (EPROM). 
   Handheld Controller / Programmer       The device can be controlled or programmed from a handheld controller or remote control. 
   Joystick       The controller or drive can be operated with a joystick for motion control. 
   Manual       The drive / control settings are adjusted with manual controls such as knobs, DIP switches, jumpers, or potentiometers. 
   PCMCIA (PC Card) Slot(s)       The controller or drive contains slots or connectors for PCMCIA (PC Card) modules, which can contain memory, programming, and other peripheral capacity. PCMCIA stands for Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. 
   Web-Enabled       The device contains hardware and software protocols such as hypertext transfer protocol (http) or web access protocol (WAP); and is addressable to, or serves as a node of, the World Wide Web (WWW) for remote monitoring or communication. 
   Wireless Communication       Communication, setup, and control are possible via a remote wireless control interface. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary methods of setup and control. 
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   Communication Standards       
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   ARCNET       Attached resource computer network (ARCNET) is an embedded, high-speed, token-based network technology that provides local area network (LAN) communications between computers. ARCNET relies on a bus or star topology and can support up to 255 nodes. Different versions run at speeds of 1.5 Mbps, 20 Mbps (ARCNET Plus), and 100 Mbps. 
   AS-i       The AS-interface (AS-i) is a network system for the lower field range of the automation level. It is suitable for networking binary actuators and sensors. The use of a special integrated circuit (IC) allows AS-i to be integrated with small devices in a cost-effective manner. 
   Beckhoff I/O       Beckhoff I/O combines open fieldbus protocols with the proprietary Beckhoff bus terminal system. KBUS extension technology facilitates connections between the bus terminal and a large variety of devices. 
   CANbus       Controller area network bus (CANbus) is a high-speed serial data network designed for harsh electrical environments and real-time control applications. It operates at data rates up to 1 Mbps and provides excellent error detection and confinement capabilities. 
   CANopen       CANopen is a communication standard based on controller area network (CAN) technology and optimized for embedded systems in industrial control environments. Its network protocol contains many predefined network functionalities, making it suitable for flexible, application-specific systems. 
   DeviceNet       DeviceNet uses controller area network (CAN) network protocol to connect industrial devices such as limit switches, photoelectric cells, valve manifolds, motor starters, drives, and operator displays to programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and personal computers (PCs). 
   Ethernet       Ethernet is a local area network (LAN) protocol that uses a bus or star typology and supports data transfer rates of 10 Mbps. The Ethernet specification is the basis for the IEEE 802.3 standard, which specifies the physical and lower software layers. To handle simultaneous demands, Ethernet uses carrier sense multiple access / collision detection (CSMA/CD) to monitor network traffic. 
   IEEE 1394 (FireWire®)       IEEE 1394 or FireWire® is an interface standard adopted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for very fast digital data transfers such as streaming video. IEEE 1394 connectors are used to transmit and receive data among FireWire devices, and are designed to replace external high-speed peripheral connections to personal computers, including hard disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, graphics cards, high-speed scanners, direct video, monitors, etc. Tiny, robust FireWire connectors will also become important parts of home entertainment, communication, and appliance networks. FireWire is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.  
   FOUNDATION Fieldbus       The FOUNDATION fieldbus is a serial, all-digital, two-way communication system that serves as a local area network (LAN) for factory instrumentation and control devices. It uses a line or tree topology and distributed data transfer (DDT). In the hierarchy of digital networks, the FOUNDATION fieldbus is on the lower end. 
   GPIB       The general-purpose interface bus (GPIB) is designed to connect computers, peripherals and laboratory instruments so that data and control information can pass between them. It was originally developed by Hewlett Packard (HP) and called the HPIB bus. GPIB is also know as the IEEE 488 bus, and is electrically equivalent to the IEC 625 bus.   
   IEEE P1451       IEEE P1451 is a standard designed to produce network-capable, network-independent smart sensors. All transducers are identical, regardless of the target network or fieldbus.  
   INTERBUS®       INTERBUS® is a fieldbus network based on the cyclic, serial transmission of input/output data between a master and slave stations. Common versions include INTERBUS-S®, INTERBUS-R®, and INTERBUS-MUX® (MUX). INTERBUS, INTERBUS-S and INTERBUS-MUX are registered trademarks of Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. 
   Parallel       Parallel channels can transfer more than one bit simultaneously. They connect to a computer through a parallel port. Common protocols include standard parallel port (SPP) and enhanced parallel port (EPP). Centronics connectors are standard parallel interface devices for connecting printers and other peripherals such as portable disc drives, tape backup drives, and CD-ROM players to computers. 
   PROFIBUS®       The process fieldbus (PROFIBUS®) is a popular, open communication standard used in factory automation, process automation, motion control, and safety applications. PROFIBUS is standardized in IEC 71158 and IEC 61784 and is suitable for both fast, time-critical applications and complex communication tasks. PROFIBUS is a registered trademark of PROFIBUS International. 
   RS232       RS232 is a standard interface between data terminal equipment (DTE) and data communications equipment (DCE). RS232 uses serial binary data interchange. 
   RS422       RS422 is a balanced serial interface for the transmission of digital data. It was designed for greater distances and higher Baud rates than RS232. 
   RS485       RS485 is a balanced serial interface for the transmission of digital data. The advantage of a balanced signal is the greater immunity to noise. The difference between RS422 and RS485 is that RS485 can be transformed into a multi-point application. 
   SCSI       Small computer systems interface (SCSI) is an intelligent I/O parallel peripheral bus with a standard, device-independent protocol that allows many peripheral devices to be connected to the SCSI port. A single SCSI bus can drive up to eight devices or units: the host adapter or controller, and seven other devices. Each device is assigned a different SCSI ID, ranging from 0 to 7.  SCSI formats include SCSI-1, SCSI-2, SCSI-3, Wide SCSI, Fast SCSI, Wide Fast SCSI, Ultra SCSI, Ultra2 SCSI, Ultra3 SCI (Ultra160), Ultra 320 SCSI, and Ultra640 SCSI. 
   SDS       Smart distributed system (SDS) is an advanced bus technology for intelligent sensors and actuators that is based on controller area network (CAN) technology. 
   Sensoplex®       Sensoplex® is a master/slave fieldbus system that allows for the direct interconnection of field devices such as sensors and actuators to a controller, via a single coaxial cable. Sensoplex is a registered trademark of Hans Turck GmbH & Co. 
   SERCOS       Serial real-time communications system (SERCOS) is an open-standard, digital drive interface specification for communications between controllers and intelligent devices. SERCOS is designed for the high-speed serial transmission of standardized, closed-loop data in real-time over a noise-immune, fiber optic cable. 
   Seriplex       The Seriplex interface uses a four-wire cable that provides both communication and power. Embedded and non-embedded application specific integrated circuits (ASIC) are used to control the components connected to the bus, and to provide addressing capabilities. Seriplex devices include pushbuttons, contactors, valves, limiters, sensors, and actuators. 
   SynqNet®       SynqNet® is a digital motion control interface for connections between controllers and drives. It was developed specifically to optimize high-performance motion control. SynqNet is a registered trademark of Motion Engineering. 
   TTL       Transistor-transistor logic (TTL) is a common type of digital circuit in which the output is derived from two transistors. More commonly, however, TTL is used to designate any type of digital input or device. 
   USB       Universal serial bus (USB) is a 4-wire, 12-Mbps serial bus for low-to-medium speed peripheral device connections to personal computers (PC), including keyboards, mice, modems, printers, joysticks, audio functions, monitor controls, etc. The USB design is standardized by the USB Implementers Forum (USBIF), an organization that includes leading companies from the computer and electronics industries. The current USB specification is USB 2.0, which supports data transfer rates of up to 480 Mbps. 
   VMEbus       VersaModule Eurocard bus (VMEbus) is a popular, 32-bit bus used in industrial, commercial and military applications. The VMEbus is based on the VME standard, which defines mechanical specifications such as board dimensions, connector specifications and enclosure characteristics, as well as the electronic specifications for sub-bus structures, signal functions, timing, signal voltage levels, and master/slave configurations.  The VMEbus uses 3U and 6U Eurocards, rugged circuit boards that provide a 96-pin plug instead of an edge connector for durability. Several VMEbus varieties are available.  
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary network systems. 
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Application
   Industry       
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   Aerospace       The device is designed for aerospace applications. 
   Automotive       The device is designed for automotive applications. 
   Marine       The device is designed for use in marine applications. 
   Medical       The device is designed for medical applications. 
   Military       The device is designed for military applications. 
   Industrial       The device is designed for use with industrial equipment or other control units. 
   Other       Other unlisted industries or applications. 
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