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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 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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Machine Safety

Fulcher BG Test V1
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…

ISO_IEC_Comparison
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…

Apples_iStock_000010657118Small
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…

Oilfield skid
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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Automotive Stamping’s ‘Fatal Five’ — and How to Prevent Them

A leading Siemens solutions partner explains how PROFIsafe and ASI-safe in press safety upgrades can easily prevent accidents, and simultaneously remove system complexity to reduce costs. The regulatory impetus for safety in stamping applications…

Networking

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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…

Apples_iStock_000010657118Small
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…

Oilfield skid
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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How a Leading Automaker Achieved a Major Controls Upgrade in Three Months

Siemens Solution Partner A&E Engineering executed the design, installation, and commissioning of two new paint-shop conveyor control systems for a major automaker, from control room and operator interfaces to motors, sensors, and machine interlocks. According to…

Industrial Wireless
Which Industrial Wireless Architecture to Choose?

Beyond knowing differences between office and industrial wireless technologies, you also need to know the ins & outs of industrial architectures such as iPCF, iPCF-MC and iREF. Wireless…

PLC

Apples_iStock_000010657118Small
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…

Oilfield skid
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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Codes and Regulations for Panel Builders: Hitting a Moving Target

The last two years have brought many changes to this complex world. Keeping current with the latest releases from many sources requires careful attention. Control panels are a…

Oil and Gas Automation
Four Keys to Efficient Oil & Gas Automation

From sensor to PLC to boardroom, these automation design tips will help upstream producers speed integration and capitalize on the U.S. shale boom. To fully capitalize on the…

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Intelligent Telecom HVAC Control

With the inherent flexibility of PLC architecture, it is now possible to implement intelligent HVAC control algorithms as well as provide network connectivity not available with traditional commercial…

Software

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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…

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Innovations in Learning – Online Platforms Provide Cost Savings Potential

As skills gaps and workforce turnover in the automotive industry continue to drive demand for skilled labor, OEM manufacturers often battle between allocating time for training and making…

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Changing Machinery, Changing Software

When making changes to machinery and lines, you’ll need to consider these three paths to control and software changes. A range of business demands often force companies to…