New Module for GE Fanuc VersaMax Micro Delivers Wide Range of Capabilities For Temperature Control or Weighing Applications

Thermocouple/Millivolt Expansion Module Provides a Low-Cost Temperature Control Solution; Ideal for a Wide Range of Temperature Control or Weighing Applications

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, SEPTEMBER 15, 2008 GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, today announced the availability of a new module for its popular VersaMax Micro controller that offer productivity and flexibility in a cost effective solution. The new VersaMax Micro Thermocouple (Type K, J, E, S, T, B or N)/Millivolt (-/+ 50mV or 100mV) Expansion module can be used in a wide range of temperature monitoring and controlling, as well as weighing applications.

As productivity demands and cost pressures increase, the VersaMax Micro and its accompanying modules provide a perfect solution to meet needs in discrete and process applications.

"The VersaMax Micro surprises some people because there is so much capability packed into such a small package," said Bill Black, Controllers Product Manager for GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. The Thermocouple/Millivolt expansion module expands the powerful process capability of the VersaMax Micro.

"The flexibility of this module really provides a cost-effective solution for companies," added Black. "The wide range of thermocouple types supported enables the user to solve a large variety of applications at an affordable investment."

There are two cost effective module types available, four thermocouple inputs and two analog outputs expansion module and four thermocouple inputs and no analog outputs module. The new modules can also be used with the QuickPanel control as a low cost I/O solution.

Packaging and assembly applications requiring temperature control for sealing products, oven control, product curing, PID control, weighing product in food packaging, and process control will benefit from the quality construction and cost-conscious value.

The products are available immediately. For more information:

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GE Enterprise Solutions elevates customers' productivity and profitability with integrated solutions using sensors and non-destructive testing; security and life safety technologies; power system protection and control; and plant automation and embedded computing systems. Enterprise Solutions' high-tech, high-growth businesses include Sensing & Inspection Technologies, Security, Digital Energy, and GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. The business has 17,000 problem-solving employees in more than 60 countries around the world.


Elli Holman, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms