Omron Electronics has released the recent edition of its electronic data catalogue, eData March 2008.
Coming in a convenient single-sided, single-layer DVD, the eData provides over 1,000 manuals in the pdf format.
The March 2008 edition of eData has been widely revised to include more up to data as well as more information for the user. The eData is freely available from the nearby Omron stockist.
When loaded into a DVD drive of a computer, eData will automatically start the computer’s web browser. The main section divisions are shown at the top, with the products page being displayed by default.
There are six main products divisions in eData: Automation Systems, Motion and Drives, Control Components, Sensing Components, Safety Components and Switching Components. Each division has several sub-divisions and can be displayed by clicking in the tab of the appropriate sub-division.
Once in a subdivision, selection guides are displayed for easy comparison between products. Each product name serves as a link to its brochure, so clicking on it will display its brochure in a separate window.
Operation manuals (if applicable) have links accessible at the bottom of the product information. The back button in the browser can be used at any time to return to the previous screen.
Another of the new features of the eData is the free supplementary software included for the first time. The software includes some important updates, NTXS, a free CompoNet Configurator, a motor sizing utility and the recent drivers. These utilities are all found in the software folder, in the root folder of the DVD.