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Conducting a Successful Risk Assessment

What It Takes to Perform an Effective Risk Assessment Expert advice to master the process of keeping your plant safe, from identifying hazards to assigning risk levels, meeting…

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How Suppliers Can Meet the Needs of End Users Requiring Functional Safety

Machinery and technology design are subject to a dizzying array of industry-specific functional safety standards under IEC 61508, but these step-by-step tips will help.       Functional safety is the…

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Easy Safety Implementation in Today’s Complex Application Environment

Lessons are being learned with safety applications that are being successfully implemented across a multitude of industries, like automotive, aerospace, material handling, food and beverage, solar and more….

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Automation Alley: Preparing the Workforce for Emerging Technologies

Small and medium-sized manufacturers across Southeast Michigan are struggling to keep their employees’ skill sets up to date, particularly when it comes to training in the latest digital…

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Best Practices for Legacy PLC Migration

Siemens partner Patti Engineering shows how it successfully upgraded equipment with Siemens S5 PLCs to the new S7 PLCs at Oetiker’s Marlette, Michigan automotive manufacturing plant. Manufacturers with older PLCs controlling their equipment…

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The Mobile HMI: Greater Access, Greater Security

The latest implementations of HTML5-empowered HMI technology offer users — from workstation to smartphone — a new level of secure, full-time remote monitoring and control. Smart phones and tablets…

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Automation Makes Craft Brewing More Profitable 

Solvere starts with compact Siemens PLCs, HMI and wireless solutions to help brewers scale controls from small to full-size systems. Craft brewing has become a huge business in…

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Machine Safety

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Conducting a Successful Risk Assessment

What It Takes to Perform an Effective Risk Assessment Expert advice to master the process of keeping your plant safe, from identifying hazards to assigning risk levels, meeting…

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How Suppliers Can Meet the Needs of End Users Requiring Functional Safety

Machinery and technology design are subject to a dizzying array of industry-specific functional safety standards under IEC 61508, but these step-by-step tips will help.       Functional safety is the…

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Fail-Safe SIMATIC S7-1200 CPU with Firmware 4.1, Fail-Safe S7-1200 Signal Modules and STEP 7 Safety Basic V13 SP1

The fail-safe SIMATIC S7-1200 portfolio with the CPU 1214 FC, CPU 1215 FC, the fail-safe S7-1200 signal modules, and the Engineering SIMATIC STEP 7 Safety Basic V13 SP1…

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How to Answer the Door when OSHA Knocks!

An official with the U.S. workplace safety regulatory body explains how to survive on-site inspections and prevent fines and penalties.  In the United States, the Occupational Safety and…

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Expert Helps OEMs Choose Between ISO and IEC Safety Standards

While ISO and IEC pledge to unify their functional safety standards in the future, a TUV engineer has advice, helping OEMs make knowledgeable decisions when using ISO 13849 and IEC…

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Siemens Introduces New Fail-Safe ET 200SP CPUs

For functional safety in a decentralized architecture, Siemens has introduced two fail-safe CPUs based on the SIMATIC ET 200SP controller. The fail-safe SIMATIC controllers enable the processing of…

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Easy Safety Implementation in Today’s Complex Application Environment

Lessons are being learned with safety applications that are being successfully implemented across a multitude of industries, like automotive, aerospace, material handling, food and beverage, solar and more….

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Connected Manufacturing: Better Data, Better Decisions

Leveraging powerful network technologies such as Profinet with existing infrastructure eliminates complexity, enhances decision making and speeds response to plant events. In today’s increasingly competitive global manufacturing marketplace,…

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How a California Quarry Doubles Production, Lowers Costs

Canyon Rock turned to Siemens Totally Integrated Automation, TIA Portal engineering software and Profinet communications for rapid expansion and increased profitability. Faced with completing one of the largest…

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Security Module Simplifies Connectivity

Simplified setup, enhanced protection among many benefits The SCALANCE S627-2M provides three fixed 10/100/1000 Mbit/s copper Industrial Ethernet ports along with two media module slots that make it…

PLC

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Best Practices for Legacy PLC Migration

Siemens partner Patti Engineering shows how it successfully upgraded equipment with Siemens S5 PLCs to the new S7 PLCs at Oetiker’s Marlette, Michigan automotive manufacturing plant. Manufacturers with older PLCs controlling their equipment…

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Automation Makes Craft Brewing More Profitable 

Solvere starts with compact Siemens PLCs, HMI and wireless solutions to help brewers scale controls from small to full-size systems. Craft brewing has become a huge business in…

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Automating the New Oil & Gas Value Chain

U.S. oil and gas fields are evolving with more wells and multi-well pads. PLC-based instrumentation, RTUs and HMIs are evolving, too, to meet new data management and wireless…

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Siemens vs. Rockwell…from a Safety Perspective

More than hardware or software, it’s their approach to safety and redundancy that differentiates vendors’ from protocols, controllers, I/O and networks. Choosing an industrial equipment supplier is a…

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How TIA Enables Skid-Based Applications for the Oil & Gas Industry

In oil and gas fields, skid-based applications for upstream production can be as diverse as the many distillates and specialty end products coming out of downstream refineries. Oilfield…

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Siemens Releases Service Pack 1 for TIA Portal STEP 7 V13

Siemens has released for delivery its Service Pack 1 for TIA Portal STEP 7 V13. This new service pack brings great enhancements to the already stable and efficient…

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Siemens Releases Service Pack 1 for WinCC V13

Siemens has released for delivery its Service Pack 1 for WinCC V13, that will also be delivered within the scope of the relevant Software Update Service agreements. Significant…

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Archiving Made Easy – SIMATIC Process Historian

Process Historian records data from many sources The SIMATIC Process Historian 2014 is a central archiving system for storing process data with long-term relevance, such as process values…

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SIMATIC Information Server Offers Interactive Reports via Web-based Reporting System

The SIMATIC Information Server 2014 is an open web-based reporting system for interactive reports. Reports can be used with Internet Explorer, Excel, Word or PowerPoint, as well as…

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Siemens Releases WinCC/WebUX: A New Option for WinCC 7.3

WinCC/WebUX enables platform-independent access to WinCC applications using any SVG and HTML5 compatible browser. Absolutely no client side installation is necessary. Using this client, it is possible to…