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Maintenance Training Gets a Tune-up

“There must be a better way to help us learn how to maintain our PLCs.” When faced with that question from a major customer, we took a hard…

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Intel and Siemens Execs Address Smart Manufacturing Risk

Leading executives discuss the scope and strategy for opening industrial facilities to IIoT and Industry 4.0 connectivity…without the cyber-risk.  The transformation that connectivity has brought throughout the industrial…

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New Technology Gives Gantry Market a Lift

When OEM Harry Major Machine converted its gantry systems from CNCs to a PLC-based platform, fault recovery was improved by 35% and plant uptime by 25%. Gantry systems…

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Competitive Advantage Today, Competitive Imperative Tomorrow?

Stranded. Most people can imagine it—stuck in the middle of nowhere, out of gas, with no wallet or phone. Not coincidentally, that word also describes factory production assets…

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Improving Information Flow Improves Production Flow

With field devices getting smarter and controllers more sophisticated, the operational networking layers that keep plants running have more things to do. This is where SCADA systems function;…

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Six Steps to a Successful RFID Asset Tracking

While advanced automation has helped to vastly streamline industrial production in past years, RFID asset-tracking systems have done the same with inventory management and logistics. Here’s how to…

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Where PROFINET Fits Into the IIoT and Industrie 4.0

By providing deterministic control, data access, and uptime in an open platform, PROFINET is foundational to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0. What is the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Virtual Machine Runs Linux on RX1400 Router

The Ruggedcom VPE1400 (Virtual Processing Engine) is a virtual machine environment that lets users run their own Linux operating system and applications on a Siemens Ruggedcom RX1400 router….

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Industry Experts Converge at Manufacturing in America 2016

Convening in Detroit on March 23rd and 24th, Manufacturing in America brings together the world’s leading experts on the digitization in manufacturing—engineers, business leaders, educators, and policymakers—to discuss…

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SCALANCE M874 Mobile Radio Routers for Second Generation (EDGE) and Third Generation (HSPA+)

Siemens SCALANCE M874 series routers are mobile radio routers for connection to mobile radio networks of the second and third generation. SCALANCE M874-3 is a mobile radio router for the…

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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…

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Quad/Graphics Slashes Printing Costs With New Controls

The global printing leader now saves $50,000 per press, per year, with new controllers, WinCC SCADA software and the TIA Portal. There’s one constant in the books, catalogs,…

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From PLC to IoT and Everything in Between

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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Sinumerik 828D CNC Family Simplifies Setup of Automated Cells

With the Sinumerik 828D CNC family, Siemens now offers a simple solution for connecting robots to machine tool, which has become an integral part of automated production cell…

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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…

Software

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Intel and Siemens Execs Address Smart Manufacturing Risk

Leading executives discuss the scope and strategy for opening industrial facilities to IIoT and Industry 4.0 connectivity…without the cyber-risk.  The transformation that connectivity has brought throughout the industrial…

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Competitive Advantage Today, Competitive Imperative Tomorrow?

Stranded. Most people can imagine it—stuck in the middle of nowhere, out of gas, with no wallet or phone. Not coincidentally, that word also describes factory production assets…

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Siemens Offers No-Charge Service Converting Rockwell® Controller Code

Provides upgrades to TIA Portal, retains structures and naming conventions, and accommodates S7-1200 or S7-1500 controllers. Siemens now offers a no-charge, code conversion service that upgrades Rockwell’s RSLogix™…

Siemens Releases Update 7 for TIA Portal Step 7 V13 SP1 and WinCC V13 SP1

Siemens Industry Inc. has announced the release of Update 7 for the TIA Portal Step 7 V13 SP1 and WinCC V13 SP1. The new features of Update 7…

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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…