Packaged Control Systems integrate software and hardware.

Press Release Summary:

Combining flexibility of proprietary, open-architecture software with packaged control solution, products include industrial PC, touchscreen monitor, machine interface components, and cabling, plus preloaded OpenCNC® or WinMotion® software. Software includes soft CNC or software motion, PLC, HMI, API, and real-time data collection. Packages allow users to upgrade/interchange hardware, software, and peripheral components without re-engineering existing machine logic.

Original Press Release:

MDSI Introduces New Packaged Control Solutions

ANN ARBOR, MI-- Manufacturing Data Systems, Inc., (MDSI), developer of OpenCNC® and WinMotion® software control technologies, and full service provider of industrial automation solutions, announces the availability of new packaged control solutions.

Combining the flexibility and high-performance of MDSI's open-architecture software with the convenience of a packaged control solution, the new packages include industrial PC, touchscreen monitor, machine interface components, and cabling-plus OpenCNC or WinMotion software preloaded. The hardware and software components are pre-installed, configured, and tested.

For OEMs and end user manufacturers, the new MDSI products help reduce control integration costs--without sacrificing the flexibility of MDSI's innovative open systems software technology.

"We want to maximize the flexibility and ease-of-integration of our MDSI control technology by offering our customers a total solution," said Michael Mason, managing director, MDSI. "With these new OpenCNC and WinMotion solutions we've combined the best of both worlds."

As with traditional MDSI software products, the new packages still allow machine designers and end users to easily upgrade or interchange machine hardware, software, and peripheral components without having to reengineer their existing machine logic.

MDSI's innovative software motion technology brings high value, superior performance, and maximum flexibility to manufacturers seeking a competitive edge in the manufacturing marketplace. MDSI's software technology includes soft CNC or software motion, PLC, HMI, API and real-time data collection-integrated within a single software program.

About MDSI (

Manufacturing Data Systems, Inc., (MDSI) is a subsidiary of Tecumseh Products Company, a $1.5 billion-dollar global manufacturer of compressor, gasoline engines, and pumps. MDSI supplies open-architecture factory automation solutions that increase manufacturing flexibility and enable agile manufacturing for the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and General Motion Control (GMC) markets. MDSI's OpenCNC® software CNC and WinMotion® general motion control products provide high performance, high speed, and increased flexibility to manufacturers and machine tool builders.

The company's customers, spanning many industries, include BAE Systems, Boeing, Briggs & Stratton, Caterpillar, Cessna Aircraft, Dana, Detroit Diesel, Emerson Electric, Flowserve, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, General Motors, Halliburton, Lockheed-Martin, Tecumseh Products Company, Teledyne, and Textron.

MDSI, the MDSI logo, OpenCNC, and WinMotion are registered trademarks of Manufacturing Data Systems, Inc. Significant Events and MDSI Motion are trademarks of Manufacturing Data Systems, Inc. Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Visual Basic, and Visual C++ are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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