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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…

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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…

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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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Machine Safety

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Five Steps to Safe Machines

Safety doesn’t just begin with commissioning. Here’s how risk assessments, machine evaluations and implementation of protective measures impact compliance efforts from initial design through machine modification, operation and…

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The Benefits of Safety Engineering

Compliance and ongoing assessments, aided by integrated controls and communication profiles such as PROFIsafe, can enhance workplace safety and productivity. Safety regulations and advancements in machine safety standards have dramatically…

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Safety CPUs 1515F-2 PN and 1517F-3 PN/DP of the SIMATIC S7-1500 Controller Family Now Available

Siemens Industry has released the the CPU 1515F-2 PN and CPU 1517F-3 PN/DP failsafe controllers, expanding the range of SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers CPU 1515F-2 PN: The failsafe CPU 1515F-2…

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Step 7 Safety Advanced V13 Engineering Tool

Siemens Industry introduces the powerful Step 7 Safety Advanced V13 engineering tool, for the easy creation of safety programs. Safety Advanced V13 includes functionalities such as drag &…

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How Smart Are Your Safety Systems?

Siemens Safety Integrated strategy protects workers and boosts productivity with fail-safe controls, drives, motors, I/O and plantwide PROFISAFE communications. Machine safety is serious business. According to the International…

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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…

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Compact, Rugged Modules Mount Anywhere

State-of-the-art automation of assembly lines call for extremely flexible, rugged and space-saving distributed control electronics. At the same time, requirements on the efficiency of automation components are increasing,…

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Communication Processor Brings Multitude of Features

The CP 1243-1 IEC communication processor upgrades the communication options of the SIMATIC S7-1200 automation system with IEC 60870-5-104 telecontrol protocol. It also lets the S7-1200 operate directly…

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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…

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IT Professional’s Guide to Ethernet: Five Critical Things an IT Professional Needs to Know About Bringing Ethernet to the Plant Floor

There are numerous advantages to using Ethernet on the plant floor and some critical issues to consider for a successful implementation. The major automotive manufacturers are moving exclusively…

PLC

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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…

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The Benefits of Safety Engineering

Compliance and ongoing assessments, aided by integrated controls and communication profiles such as PROFIsafe, can enhance workplace safety and productivity. Safety regulations and advancements in machine safety standards have dramatically…

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Boeing Dreamliner Soars with Safety Lifecycle Management

Aerospace automation provider Advanced Integration Technology incorporated SIMATIC Safety PLCs and Profinet communication for more efficient, compliant automation. Integrating control and safety requires a holistic safety mindset built around Safety Lifecycle Management,…

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Safety CPUs 1515F-2 PN and 1517F-3 PN/DP of the SIMATIC S7-1500 Controller Family Now Available

Siemens Industry has released the the CPU 1515F-2 PN and CPU 1517F-3 PN/DP failsafe controllers, expanding the range of SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers CPU 1515F-2 PN: The failsafe CPU 1515F-2…

Software

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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…

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Firmware V1.6 Increases Functionality and Adds Programming/Display Features

The new CPU firmware V1.6 for SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers provides additional functions such as mechanisms for accurate gear synchronism between two axes, as well as new programming and…

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New Tools to Raise Plant Performance Levels

Siemens WinCC/PerformanceMonitor supports calculation and analysis of key performance indicators to boost machine and plant productivity. In many cases, manufacturers don’t see any more possibilities for improving production…

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Integrated Controls Help Train Workers Generate Green Wind Energy

Lab–Volt’s Wind Turbine Training Simulators run better with integrated Siemens controls, drives, HMI and PC-based controls. In today’s world, everyone is on the constant lookout for sources of…

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Step 7 Safety Advanced V13 Engineering Tool

Siemens Industry introduces the powerful Step 7 Safety Advanced V13 engineering tool, for the easy creation of safety programs. Safety Advanced V13 includes functionalities such as drag &…