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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…

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Jun
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A Sweet, Simple Solution for Greater Manufacturing Efficiency

  By leveraging a single process controller and the latest SCADA solution from Siemens, a confections manufacturer realized new levels of process efficiency and plant-wide data transparency to…

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May
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Why U.S. Manufacturing Is Outpacing China

The increased competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing has been talked about for some time; but now a number of studies are adding the weight of research to the conversation….

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Apr
27

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Maintenance Training Gets a Tune-up

“There must be a better way to help us learn how to maintain our PLCs.” When faced with that question from a major customer, we took a hard…

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Apr
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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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Apr
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New Technology Gives Gantry Market a Lift

When OEM Harry Major Machine converted its gantry systems from CNCs to a PLC-based platform, fault recovery was improved by 35% and plant uptime by 25%. Gantry systems…

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Apr
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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…

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Machine Safety

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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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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…

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Sinumerik 828D CNC Family Simplifies Setup of Automated Cells

With the Sinumerik 828D CNC family, Siemens now offers a simple solution for connecting robots to machine tool, which has become an integral part of automated production cell…

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How ‘Automated Ozone’ Enhances Our Food Safety

Ozone International, maker of automated equipment using ozone gas to inhibit microbial growth in processed foods, bumps-up reliability, efficiency and maintenance with Siemens PLC and HMI solutions. Ozone…

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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…

Software

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…

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Siemens Offers No-Charge Service Converting Rockwell® Controller Code

Provides upgrades to TIA Portal, retains structures and naming conventions, and accommodates S7-1200 or S7-1500 controllers. Siemens now offers a no-charge, code conversion service that upgrades Rockwell’s RSLogix™…