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FloPro PC-based softlogic control and Interbus-S replace PLCs at General Motors.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 1996--(NASDAQ SmallCap: NEMA) NemaSoft's FloPro 2.81 now offers support for Interbus-S device networks. FloPro softlogic control software is now being used in conjunction with Interbus-S to control machines in transfer line applications in several General Motors plants.

Using FloPro for PC-based control can result in increased throughput and reduced cost. The new FloPro 2.81 version includes support for integrated Indramat servo motion control, and Balogh RF tag readers. FloPro has I/O connectivity for numerous vendors besides Phoenix Contact's Interbus-S, including GE Fanuc, Square D, Modicon and Allen-Bradley. The Interbus-S Network was designed from the ground up to be a high-performance device network. The connectivity of these products supports the move toward open and lean architectures for control and automation. FloPro is used in full-plant implementations at several General Motors factories.

Nematron designs and manufactures PC-based industrial automation products that include software for direct machine control, process visualization and data acquisition. In addition, the Company produces related hardware products that leverage or support its software. Nematron products cover a broad spectrum from low end operator interface to Windows NT control software, including PowerVIEW, AutoNet and FloPro. Nematron pioneered the operator interface segment of factory automation in 1983 with the introduction of industrial workstations and operator interface software products embedded in ruggedized electronic workstation packaging. Nematron has an installed base of over 60,000 systems worldwide.

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CONTACT: Nematron Corporation, Ann Arbor

Michelle Everson, 313/994-0591 ext. 216
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