Integration of the co.'s NS HMI and CJ1 PLC enable the co. to debut its NJS series HMI controller in what it calls a single, flexible, cost-effective HMI controller. Eliminating the need and cost of separate display, hardware, wiring and labor needed to connect the two, the new series has separate but integrated processors for display and control tasks so control response isn't compromised by heavy graphic demands, the co. claims. The NSJ, it adds, features built-in Ethernet capabiltiies, USB and serial programming ports and printer ports, plus a DeviceNet master that reduces I/O wiring to a single, open network cable, with networking and I/O expansion available. Price range is given at $3,200 to $4,575.
Omron Electronics, 866/886-6766. www.omron.com.oei