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Why Swap Old Fieldbus Networks to Industrial Ethernet?

PROFINET eases network management, speeds implementation, overcomes cable-run limits and auto-configures new hardware. And that’s just for starters… Ethernet has long dominated business networks, and it is now…

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Industrial PCs: The True Meaning of ‘Industrial’

From motherboards to firmware and all that resides above, learn just what separates an Industrial PC from less reliable commercial offerings. The plummeting costs of consumer electronics have…

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Oil & Gas Integrator Works with Siemens to Develop New Blow-out Preventer System

Pilot program to enhance blow-out preventer control systems results in improved reliability, increased data collection, remote diagnostics capabilities, while cutting product configuration and programming time. Broussard, La.-based CAD…

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Machine Safety

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Many Factors Determine the Best Guarding System

Mechanical guards, safety light curtains and safety laser scanners all help protect operators, equipment Safety is a central aspect of equipment designs today, driven in part by regulations….

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Enhancing Safety Networks Helps Improve Many Manufacturing Parameters

When safety communications use the same cabling used to link equipment, installations and diagnostics are simpler and less costly Safety has become one of the watchwords in industrial…

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How to Get the UL Functional Safety Mark

With the advent and evolution of functional safety standards in North America and Europe, UL’s Functional Safety Listing Mark is increasingly strategic for companies competing in those markets….

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SINAMICS G120: Safety on Drives

The new video on SINAMICS G120 modular demonstrates the advantages of the G120 modular system and shows how the frequency converter can implement many safety functions. It also…

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Neutral Data Interface Featured in New Version of the Safety Evaluation Tool, SET 2.3.0

The unified sheet VDMA 66413 “Functional Safety – Universal data format for safety-related values of components or parts of control systems” now describes a standardized electronic exchange format for safety-related…

Networking

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Why Swap Old Fieldbus Networks to Industrial Ethernet?

PROFINET eases network management, speeds implementation, overcomes cable-run limits and auto-configures new hardware. And that’s just for starters… Ethernet has long dominated business networks, and it is now…

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UPS Modules Offer PROFINET/Ethernet Connectivity

The SITOP UPS 1600 family of Uninterruptible Power Supply modules includes: higher output currents in smaller form factor, extra power capability, and improved interface options including PROFINET/Ethernet ports…

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How the Right Industrial Ethernet Simplifies the Transition from Fieldbus

Engineers tasked with changing from fieldbus to Industrial Ethernet find great relief in making that transition using PROFINET. Many of the concepts and engineering tools which are used…

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PLCs and Networks Combine to Improve Safety

Safety PLCs Connected to Systems Using PROFINET Provide High levels of Protection Safety has become an important aspect of equipment design over the past several years, but it’s…

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Enhancing Safety Networks Helps Improve Many Manufacturing Parameters

When safety communications use the same cabling used to link equipment, installations and diagnostics are simpler and less costly Safety has become one of the watchwords in industrial…

PLC

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Three Ways to Future-Proof Your Automation System

Whether replacing your HMI, upgrading with new gear or replacing an entire system, here’s how TIA Portal can keep your plant in state-of-the art shape. Many automation facilities…

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Oil & Gas Integrator Works with Siemens to Develop New Blow-out Preventer System

Pilot program to enhance blow-out preventer control systems results in improved reliability, increased data collection, remote diagnostics capabilities, while cutting product configuration and programming time. Broussard, La.-based CAD…

Jennerjahn JLS-120, a popular 120” wide format slitter rewinder, capable of producing 400-foot rolls in less than 30 seconds, was customized using
a total package of Siemens controls and software. The robust frame on this machine makes it ideal for construction grade materials, such as house wrap, roofing and flooring underlayment, billboard vinyl and landscaping rolls.
Full Siemens Platform Helps Jennerjahn Machine Meet CAT 4 Safety Requirements

Jennerjahn and distributor C&E Sales, help Australian building products company save time and space using Siemens drives, HMI, Profibus DP and the S7-300 PLC Matthews, Indianabased Jennerjahn Machine…

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PLCs and Networks Combine to Improve Safety

Safety PLCs Connected to Systems Using PROFINET Provide High levels of Protection Safety has become an important aspect of equipment design over the past several years, but it’s…

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Typical Station Dynamics

In this line application, all the manual workstations utilize the same software to execute quick tooling changes, machine sequence variations, line balancing, and report tracking. Safety features are…

Software

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Siemens Introduces SIMATIC NET V12

The Siemens Industry Automation Division has introduced its SIMATIC NET V12 software portfolio. The products of the SIMATIC NET V12 support the following 32-Bit and 64-Bit operating systems:…

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TIA Portal V13 Expands Engineering Framework for Automation

Siemens Industry Automation Division has announced that TIA Portal V13, which includes Step 7 V13, WinCC V13, and Startdrive V13, has been released for delivery and is available…

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SIMOGEAR Geared Motors Specifically Designed for Automation and Motion Control Applications

SIMOGEAR gear motors help you save time, effort and energy. Quick configuration, drawings on demand, fast delivery from our SC assembly plant, easy installation, simple unit identification, 24/7…

The SIMATICS S7-1200 PLC and RF630R RFID reader are integrated in a control box mounted atop the elevator cab. Owners call for the elevator with their one-button key fob remotes, then drive their cars into the cab. The RFID reader reads their cars’ RFID tags, which are programmed with their designated parking floor. The reader signals the PLC, which then signals the elevator’s controls to move the cab to the proper floor.
Automated “James Bond” Automobile Elevator Attracts Buyers

Luxury Highrise Condominium Deploys an Automated “James Bond” RFID Automobile Elevator System as a Unique Amenity to Attract Buyers. Rising 12-stories above the Old Town district of Victoria,…

Siemens TIA Portal Software Environment
The New-Tech Way to Keep Oil & Gas Drilling Safe

Siemens Industry’s TIA, from programming software to enterprise-wide SCADA, helps keep drilling operations safe with integrated real-time gas detection technology that protects lives. Oil and gas drilling operations…