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From Rockwell® to Siemens: Making the Switch

A major soft drink maker reduced cost, complexity and downtime when it switched to Siemens PLC, HMI, drives and networking solutions. The syrup room is the heart of…

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UHF-Based RFID Raises the Bar on Supply Chain Tracking

As RFID supplants bar codes across the supply chain, SIMATIC RF600 UHF-based solutions provide dramatic reductions in programming complexity. In business it’s sometimes said, “you can’t manage what…

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Compressed Air Upgrade Improves Lumber Mill Air Quality and Costs

When a saw mill upgraded to air moisture-management dryers from BEKO Technologies, Corp., Siemens PLCs and HMI Panels helped reduce costs. The hot, humid days of summer are…

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Aug
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As Automotive Moves to Answer the Digital Call, Small Steps Can Make a Huge Difference

Automotive manufacturers are increasingly focused on—and sometimes overwhelmed by—the buzz around the IoT, Industrie 4.0, and smart manufacturing. While many are feeling less than prepared for this next…

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Putting RFID to Work in Your Plant

Radio frequency identification (RFID) represents a variety of technologies with different characteristics. See how Siemens’ work with ultra high frequency RFID is easing the application of this technology…

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5 Early Warning Signs It’s Time to Upgrade

Controller Replacement: Five Early Warning Signs that It’s Time to Upgrade

Investments in industrial automation can fall short of expectations if legacy controllers prove unable to support new information technology that can be leveraged for competitive advantage. Learn the…

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7 Features of Digitally Optimized Controllers

Moving Toward the Digital Factory: Seven Features of Digitally Optimized Controllers

Manufacturers are looking to modernization, not migration, as they move toward implementing Industry 4.0 strategies. Here’s what to look for in making sure that controllers are digitally enabled…

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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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New Adaptive RFID Antennas Improve Flexibility and Reliability in Production and Logistics

With the Simatic RF680A, Siemens now offers an adaptive antenna for its RF650R, RF680R, and RF685R UHF readers. The variable-polarization antenna (linear or circular) simplifies the commissioning and…

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‘Crop Circle’ Mystery Solved With Connectivity Upgrade

Endless acres of radial irrigation systems gain new load-balancing benefits with utility’s new SCADA and RUGGEDCOM deployments. Airline passengers flying above rural northeastern Nebraska are often intrigued by…

Siemens Introduces SIMATIC WinCC 7.4

Siemens has introduced SIMATIC WinCC 7.4, the newest version of the scalable and open SCADA system for maximum plant transparency and productivity. Due to the increasing globalization of…

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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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SXXN3196
From Rockwell® to Siemens: Making the Switch

A major soft drink maker reduced cost, complexity and downtime when it switched to Siemens PLC, HMI, drives and networking solutions. The syrup room is the heart of…

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Compressed Air Upgrade Improves Lumber Mill Air Quality and Costs

When a saw mill upgraded to air moisture-management dryers from BEKO Technologies, Corp., Siemens PLCs and HMI Panels helped reduce costs. The hot, humid days of summer are…

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Big Data, Meet Big Oil

What kind of data does an international oil drilling operation need? The kind Patti Engineering devised using Siemens Step 7 engineering and PLC-based system for safer, more robust…

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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…

Software

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UHF-Based RFID Raises the Bar on Supply Chain Tracking

As RFID supplants bar codes across the supply chain, SIMATIC RF600 UHF-based solutions provide dramatic reductions in programming complexity. In business it’s sometimes said, “you can’t manage what…

Siemens Introduces SIMATIC WinCC 7.4

Siemens has introduced SIMATIC WinCC 7.4, the newest version of the scalable and open SCADA system for maximum plant transparency and productivity. Due to the increasing globalization of…

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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…

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…