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The Mobile HMI: Greater Access, Greater Security

The latest implementations of HTML5-empowered HMI technology offer users — from workstation to smartphone — a new level of secure, full-time remote monitoring and control. Smart phones and tablets…

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May
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Automation Makes Craft Brewing More Profitable 

Solvere starts with compact Siemens PLCs, HMI and wireless solutions to help brewers scale controls from small to full-size systems. Craft brewing has become a huge business in…

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Apr
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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…

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Apr
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Aerial view of a 10-well pad, owned and operated by Cabot Oil & Gas, shows how multi-well pads are evidence of how upstream integrated operations are becoming "oil and gas factories."

Automating the New Oil & Gas Value Chain

U.S. oil and gas fields are evolving with more wells and multi-well pads. PLC-based instrumentation, RTUs and HMIs are evolving, too, to meet new data management and wireless…

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Apr
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Connected Manufacturing: Better Data, Better Decisions

Leveraging powerful network technologies such as Profinet with existing infrastructure eliminates complexity, enhances decision making and speeds response to plant events. In today’s increasingly competitive global manufacturing marketplace,…

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How a California Quarry Doubles Production, Lowers Costs

Canyon Rock turned to Siemens Totally Integrated Automation, TIA Portal engineering software and Profinet communications for rapid expansion and increased profitability. Faced with completing one of the largest…

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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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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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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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Connected Manufacturing: Better Data, Better Decisions

Leveraging powerful network technologies such as Profinet with existing infrastructure eliminates complexity, enhances decision making and speeds response to plant events. In today’s increasingly competitive global manufacturing marketplace,…

UpgradedPlantnewsArticletwo
How a California Quarry Doubles Production, Lowers Costs

Canyon Rock turned to Siemens Totally Integrated Automation, TIA Portal engineering software and Profinet communications for rapid expansion and increased profitability. Faced with completing one of the largest…

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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…

PLC

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Automation Makes Craft Brewing More Profitable 

Solvere starts with compact Siemens PLCs, HMI and wireless solutions to help brewers scale controls from small to full-size systems. Craft brewing has become a huge business in…

Aerial view of a 10-well pad, owned and operated by Cabot Oil & Gas, shows how multi-well pads are evidence of how upstream integrated operations are becoming "oil and gas factories."
Automating the New Oil & Gas Value Chain

U.S. oil and gas fields are evolving with more wells and multi-well pads. PLC-based instrumentation, RTUs and HMIs are evolving, too, to meet new data management and wireless…

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…

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Siemens Releases Service Pack 1 for TIA Portal STEP 7 V13

Siemens has released for delivery its Service Pack 1 for TIA Portal STEP 7 V13. This new service pack brings great enhancements to the already stable and efficient…

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Siemens Releases Service Pack 1 for WinCC V13

Siemens has released for delivery its Service Pack 1 for WinCC V13, that will also be delivered within the scope of the relevant Software Update Service agreements. Significant…

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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…