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With Automotive Leading the Way, U.S. Manufacturing Reinvents Itself to Transform the Sector

While some see 2010 as a signpost of American manufacturing decline (it was the year that China supplanted the U.S. as the world’s largest manufacturing nation in terms…

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Dec
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Controlling an AGV-Based Amusement Ride

How Prism Systems leverages a fast-processing WinAC soft PLC and the TIA Portal to keep amusement park operators—and their guests—safely enjoying the ride. OEMs typically build automated guided…

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Dec
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The 10 Key Steps for Functional Safety

Follow these steps for validation of subsystems and components to reduce implementation-level complexity in your control systems. As we consider machine safety risk reduction and validation, here are…

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Dec
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Safety Evaluation Tool

New Tool Speeds Machine Safety Compliance Reporting

Learn how the online TÜV-tested Safety Evaluation Tool (SET) speeds users step-by-step through preparation of standard-compliant machine documentation. The Safety Evaluation Tool for IEC 62061 and ISO 13849-1…

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Nov
13

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Henry Filters Finds Savings with Siemens Sirius Innovations Infeed System

by: Marc Gelinas, Controls Engineering Manager, Henry Filters Henry Filters, a division of Barnes International, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of custom industrial liquid filtration systems and chip/swarf…

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Nov
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With Automotive Leading the Way, U.S. Manufacturing Reinvents Itself to Transform the Sector

While some see 2010 as a signpost of American manufacturing decline (it was the year that China supplanted the U.S. as the world’s largest manufacturing nation in terms…

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Oct
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How ‘Automated Ozone’ Enhances Our Food Safety

Ozone International, maker of automated equipment using ozone gas to inhibit microbial growth in processed foods, bumps-up reliability, efficiency and maintenance with Siemens PLC and HMI solutions. Ozone…

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Machine Safety

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The 10 Key Steps for Functional Safety

Follow these steps for validation of subsystems and components to reduce implementation-level complexity in your control systems. As we consider machine safety risk reduction and validation, here are…

Safety Evaluation Tool
New Tool Speeds Machine Safety Compliance Reporting

Learn how the online TÜV-tested Safety Evaluation Tool (SET) speeds users step-by-step through preparation of standard-compliant machine documentation. The Safety Evaluation Tool for IEC 62061 and ISO 13849-1…

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PLCs Do Heavy Lifting For Better, Safer Cranes

PaR Systems and CAMotion cranes gained new safety and efficiency using Siemens PLC-based platforms to reduce vibration, sway and other hard-to-control parameters. Cranes do the heavy lifting in…

Industrial Security
Five Key Points toward Cybersecurity “Defense in Depth”

Best practices for mitigating cybersecurity threats, and how Security Integrated products can help you protect your systems, networks, and plants Globally, the number of network connections is exploding….

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The Secret to Digital Manufacturing, From PLCs to IoT

Strategic advice for investing in data analytics, the cloud, and the Internet of Things (IoT), and how a holistic strategy can even improve your PLC programming What is…

Networking

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PLCs Do Heavy Lifting For Better, Safer Cranes

PaR Systems and CAMotion cranes gained new safety and efficiency using Siemens PLC-based platforms to reduce vibration, sway and other hard-to-control parameters. Cranes do the heavy lifting in…

New S7-1500 Compact Controllers
Controllers Slash Costs, Trim Space

The SIMATIC S7-1500 controller series has been supplemented with two compact controllers that can reduce costs by up to 70%.   The CPUs, which also provide space savings of…

Industrial Security
Five Key Points toward Cybersecurity “Defense in Depth”

Best practices for mitigating cybersecurity threats, and how Security Integrated products can help you protect your systems, networks, and plants Globally, the number of network connections is exploding….

SINEMA Server V13
Network Management System Simplifies Industrial Network Monitoring

With its new V13 SINEMA Server software release, Siemens makes the monitoring of industrial networks easier. The new software automatically detects all Profinet and Ethernet devices within a…

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Speedy Six-axis CNC Upgrade

How a heavy diesel engine manufacturing facility commissioned new CNC boring mill controls — from panels to motors, drives, scales and software — in just four weeks. Even after…

PLC

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How ‘Automated Ozone’ Enhances Our Food Safety

Ozone International, maker of automated equipment using ozone gas to inhibit microbial growth in processed foods, bumps-up reliability, efficiency and maintenance with Siemens PLC and HMI solutions. Ozone…

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PLCs Do Heavy Lifting For Better, Safer Cranes

PaR Systems and CAMotion cranes gained new safety and efficiency using Siemens PLC-based platforms to reduce vibration, sway and other hard-to-control parameters. Cranes do the heavy lifting in…

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The Secret to Digital Manufacturing, From PLCs to IoT

Strategic advice for investing in data analytics, the cloud, and the Internet of Things (IoT), and how a holistic strategy can even improve your PLC programming What is…

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Introducing SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller CPU 1507S

Siemens has introduced the SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller CPU 1507S. The CPU 1507S software controller for PC-based automation on Simatic Industrial PCs is based on the Simatic S7-1500…

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PLCs in the Particle Accelerator

A new, third-gen safety PLC architecture is key to upgrades at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Danger is inherent in equipment that often spans distances of a mile or…

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Simple Integration of Machine Tools into Production Processes for Improved Productivity

Siemens presents a ground-breaking new concept for efficient work processes surrounding the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC in the form of Smart Operation. Shopfloors will benefit from the use…

SINEMA Server V13
Network Management System Simplifies Industrial Network Monitoring

With its new V13 SINEMA Server software release, Siemens makes the monitoring of industrial networks easier. The new software automatically detects all Profinet and Ethernet devices within a…

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The Secret to Digital Manufacturing, From PLCs to IoT

Strategic advice for investing in data analytics, the cloud, and the Internet of Things (IoT), and how a holistic strategy can even improve your PLC programming What is…

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SIEMENS Releases SIMATIC WinCC/Change Control 7.3 and WinCC/Audit 7.3

Siemens has introduced SIMATIC WinCC/Change Control 7.3 and WinCC/Audit 7.3, independent and full version products that replace their direct predecessor variants. SIMATIC WinCC/Audit is used for monitoring changes…

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Simple Tools Provides KPI Analysis Functions

WinCC/PerformanceMonitor uses existing information to increase productivity The WinCC/PerformanceMonitor V7.3 enables a flexible calculation and powerful analysis of plant-specific key performance indicators (KPIs) that can help increase productivity….