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The Additive Manufacturing Revolution Continues

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

While 3D printing isn’t dominating the press the way it was several years ago, it nonetheless remains alive and well. Companies—and governments—continue to focus on the technology and…

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Siemens PLM Software Enables Black Diamond to Reach the Summit

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park was long considered too steep and difficult for free climbing – 3,000 vertical feet of rock with no…

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Transforming Assembly Systems Using AGVs and RGCs

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Manufacturers using assembly systems face a host of challenges: enabling greater flexibility of production lines to customize output, scaling up or down quickly to meet changing demand, providing…

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Cloud Technology: What’s It All About and How Can Your Company Benefit?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Today, automation systems are facing fast-growing market demands where agility and flexibility in production plants is needed. As installed products and systems become increasingly intelligent and connected, cloud…

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Efficiency All Along the Line at Faurecia Group

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

UHF-RFID technology optimizes production of automotive exterior parts for one of the world’s major automotive suppliers. There’s been a long tradition of automotive exterior part production by the…

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Young Georgians Can Lead New Era of U.S. Manufacturing

Monday, November 14, 2016

By Raj Batra President, Siemens USA, Digital Factory Division The numbers didn’t seem to add up. How could Georgia add so many new jobs yet still have an…

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MindSphere – Siemens Cloud for Industry

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

An essential element on the path to the digital enterprise In increasingly dynamic markets where production requirements are more complex and innovations cycles shorter, the role of data…

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Siemens PLM Software Helps Callaway Golf Drive Innovation

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

There are 60 million golfers around the world, and whether they are weekend duffers, skilled amateurs or highly-compensated professionals, they are all looking for ways to improve their…

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How Single Platform Standardization Pays Off

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

How standardizing on Siemens PLCs and the TIA portfolio led to ‘all kinds of efficiencies,’ according to Boston-based manufacturer Inert. Supplying customized solutions to diverse users has been…

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New Control Panel Compliance Requirements

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Panel builders can prevent costly safety and compliance problems by knowing the latest changes to key standards and regulations. When control panels are being conceived and created, developers…

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High Performance HMI Techniques

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

As we approach a decade since the publication of the seminal work that changed the way we think about HMI and SCADA screens, the International Society of Automation…

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Modernizing Boiler Controls for Greater Reliability, Visibility, and Building Automation Integration

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A solution using the SIMATIC S7-1500 PLC resolved longstanding boiler operation issues that affected heating and steam generation at a major U.S. research institution. The result underscored the…

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Reduce Wiring Time and Effort to Standard Sensors and Actuators—and Eliminate Sources of Errors—With SIRIUS ACT I/O Link

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Besides the standard wiring, you can also connect push buttons, indicator lights, and switches directly to the controller via AS-Interface or with IO-Link. With our new SIRIUS ACT…

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Modernization Made Easy: 10 Steps to the Digital Enterprise

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Digital processes, and in particular leveraging the power of the internet for manufacturing purposes, are now part of production reality. Manufacturers know that they must go down the…

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From Rockwell® to Siemens: Making the Switch

Thursday, September 1, 2016

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

Thursday, September 1, 2016

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

Thursday, September 1, 2016

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

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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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From Transporting Bricks to Future-proofing a Plant

Thursday, June 30, 2016

When brick manufacturer Cirkel sought a new transport system, ME Engineering delivered an entire plant infrastructure to grow with – from SIMATIC PLCs, WinCC SCADA to wireless PROFIBUS….

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Big Data, Meet Big Oil

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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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The High-Tech Secret Behind Bubble Wrap

Monday, June 27, 2016

Sealed Air reveals the secret to the success of its new shipment-protecting bubble wrap lines, including new small-footprint controls that help increase line speed by 50%. Bubble wrap…

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‘Crop Circle’ Mystery Solved With Connectivity Upgrade

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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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A Sweet, Simple Solution for Greater Manufacturing Efficiency

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

  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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Why U.S. Manufacturing Is Outpacing China

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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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Maintenance Training Gets a Tune-up

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

“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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Intel and Siemens Execs Address Smart Manufacturing Risk

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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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New Technology Gives Gantry Market a Lift

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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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