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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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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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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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Machine Safety

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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…

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Small Packaging OEMs: The Benefits of Formalized Safety Processes

One easy step that a small packaging OEM can take to improve its profitability and enhance its bottom line is to enhance and formalize its safety processes. Original…

Networking

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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…

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Comm Module Enhances, Speeds Up Controllers

The CP 1542-5 communications module expands the SIMATIC S7-1500 controller line, providing a PROFIBUS connection for communication with lower-level PROFIBUS devices in bandwidths of 9.6 kBit/s to 12…

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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…

GlaxoSmithKline Upgrades Plant’s Filling Machine to Improve Reliability and Performance

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) renovates its Parma, Italy plant’s filling machine in a lyophilization production line using Siemens SIMOTION platform, thereby improving the machine’s reliability and performance. The site at…

PLC

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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…

Typical Station Dynamics
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…

GlaxoSmithKline Upgrades Plant’s Filling Machine to Improve Reliability and Performance

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) renovates its Parma, Italy plant’s filling machine in a lyophilization production line using Siemens SIMOTION platform, thereby improving the machine’s reliability and performance. The site at…

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,…

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Advantages of a Common Automation Platform

By using cutting-edge technology and tapping into a global support network, a leading manufacturer of gas and chemical distribution equipment is cutting costs, increasing efficiency, and building business…

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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…

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Industrial Security for the Automotive Industry: Seamless and Integrated – Securely!

Production systems in the automotive industry are characterized by a high degree of automation and networking. This is required today for end products to be completely individualized, and…

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Firmware Upgrade Adds Functions, Improves HMI

The V1.1 firmware update for SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers includes an expanded new function list.  Among the added functions is the ability to provide MODBUS TCP (Server/Client) functionality on…