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WAGO 750-881 ETHERNET 2.0 Controller Earns Control Engineering's Engineers' Choice Award

Press release date: February 1, 2011

GERMANTOWN, WI - Control Engineering readers have selected WAGO Corporation's 750-881 "ETHERNET 2.0" Programmable Fieldbus Controller (PFC) as a recipient of the 2011 Engineers' Choice Award. Readers - professionals involved with control/automation technology - selected the best-of-breed among 100+ products in 30 categories based on technological advancement, service to industry and market impact. "Innovative solutions such as WAGO's 750-881 'ETHERNET 2.0' PFC make manufacturing and other control engineering applications more efficient through smart applications of new technologies," according to Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering content manager. "Continuous improvements among leading technology providers ensure manufacturers, machine builders, and automation system integrators can achieve the agility, efficiency, and effectiveness needed to compete - and win - in today's global economy," Hoske added. 750-881, Engineers' Choice for Machine and Embedded Control - PLCs: Flagship of WAGO's all-new "ETHERNET 2.0" control platform, 750-881 is a high-speed link between production and Enterprise Management Systems. 750-881 processes 1000 instructions/235 S, and the integrated 10/100 mbit/s dual-port Ethernet switch responds within 1ms without additional hubs/switches. 750-881 utilizes a 32-bit CPU and 1Mbyte of program memory for high-frequency processing. A 2MB Fast File System and Web-Based Management System host status Web pages (remote access) and provide e-mail (alarms). An SNTP system ensures accuracy in large-scale applications by synchronizing events across multiple controllers. 750-881's CoDeSys V2 programming environment is IEC 61131 compatible and features all five programming languages. WAGO's previous Engineers' Choice Award recipients: 750-644 Bluetooth RF-Transceiver Module and 787 Series 4-Channel Electronic Circuit Breakers (2010), 750 Series Stepper Module (2006) and 758 Series WAGO-I/O-IPC (2004). The WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM received an Editors' Choice Award in 1995. All recipients at: Control Engineering ( is the leader in connecting the global industrial engineering audience through coverage of and education about automation, control and instrumentation technologies in a regionally focused, actionable manner through online and print media and in-person events. WAGO is the leader in spring pressure connection technology that eliminates loose wires resulting from vibration and temperature cycling, while providing highly reliable, corrosion-resistant and maintenance-free connections. Products: DIN-rail, PCB and chassis mount terminal blocks; signal conditioners; the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM and more. Contact: Charlie Norz, Product Manager - WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM Phone: 1-800-346-7245 E-mail:


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