With Automotive Leading the Way, U.S. Manufacturing Reinvents Itself to Transform the Sector

Thursday, January 28, 2016

While some see 2010 as a signpost of American manufacturing decline (it was the year that China supplanted the U.S. as the world’s largest manufacturing nation in terms…

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Controlling an AGV-Based Amusement Ride

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

How Prism Systems leverages a fast-processing WinAC soft PLC and the TIA Portal to keep amusement park operators—and their guests—safely enjoying the ride. OEMs typically build automated guided…

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The 10 Key Steps for Functional Safety

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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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Henry Filters Finds Savings with Siemens Sirius Innovations Infeed System

Friday, November 13, 2015

by: Marc Gelinas, Controls Engineering Manager, Henry Filters Henry Filters, a division of Barnes International, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of custom industrial liquid filtration systems and chip/swarf…

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With Automotive Leading the Way, U.S. Manufacturing Reinvents Itself to Transform the Sector

Friday, November 13, 2015

While some see 2010 as a signpost of American manufacturing decline (it was the year that China supplanted the U.S. as the world’s largest manufacturing nation in terms…

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How ‘Automated Ozone’ Enhances Our Food Safety

Thursday, October 29, 2015

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

Thursday, October 29, 2015

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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Tips for Technical Workforce Excellence

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Best practices for a high-performing workforce, from skills development, and employee engagement to the secrets of retaining the best and brightest. The difference between companies with an engaged…

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Five Key Points toward Cybersecurity “Defense in Depth”

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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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The Tech Beneath Underground Power Generation

Thursday, October 1, 2015

A bright idea from Lucid Energy, with help from Siemens motors and regenerative drives with natural water flow, will produce 1.1GWh per year or 1100 MWh, enough to…

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Straight Talk on Safety Standards

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A leading machine safety expert from TUV Rheinland explains how ISO 12100 and ANSI B11.0 reduces risk and prevents mishaps, from machine design to plant operation. Safety has…

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PLCs in the Particle Accelerator

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A new, third-gen safety PLC architecture is key to upgrades at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Danger is inherent in equipment that often spans distances of a mile or…

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Robot Standard Improves Safety, Permits Collaboration

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Updated ANSI/RIA R15.06 aids in regulatory compliance and helps create a new class of robots The role of standards is often to help create the infrastructure for innovative…

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Digital Manufacturing

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A holistic approach to the complete product lifecycle What is digital manufacturing, and how can it connect product design and the manufacturing environment into one streamlined process? Experts…

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Industry 4.0: Industrial Computers and the Industrial Internet of Things

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The next level of industrial evolution is already here. How will you put the capabilities of new-generation SIMATIC Open Controllers to work? Major advances in manufacturing are getting faster:…

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Texas Municipality Upgrades to Wireless Broadband while Cutting Capital Spending

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The inside scoop on how fast-growing Georgetown, Texas leverages Siemens RUGGEDCOM WIN point-to-multipoint wireless WiMAX communications technology. Georgetown is the county seat of Williamson County, Texas, with a…

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Siemens Releases SIMATIC WinCC/Calendar Scheduler V7.3

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The new version SIMATIC WinCC/Calendar Scheduler V7.3 has been released for delivery. The new Scheduler provides a calendar-based user interface in the style of Microsoft Office that makes…

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Speedy Six-axis CNC Upgrade

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

How a heavy diesel engine manufacturing facility commissioned new CNC boring mill controls — from panels to motors, drives, scales and software — in just four weeks. Even after…

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Smarter Automation Today for a Better Smart Grid Tomorrow

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

UniEnergy Technologies’ next-generation energy-storage solution evens electrical loads with integrated I/O, PLCs, and higher-level automation system functions to streamline engineering, procurement and support. As the smart grid quickly…

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Lessons Learned from Big Oil’s Recovery from Economic Upsets

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

How lessons learned from the volatility of world oil markets translate into cost reductions up to 30% with targeted improvements. In the last half of 2014, world oil…

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Conducting a Successful Risk Assessment

Friday, May 29, 2015

What It Takes to Perform an Effective Risk Assessment Expert advice to master the process of keeping your plant safe, from identifying hazards to assigning risk levels, meeting…

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How Suppliers Can Meet the Needs of End Users Requiring Functional Safety

Friday, May 29, 2015

Machinery and technology design are subject to a dizzying array of industry-specific functional safety standards under IEC 61508, but these step-by-step tips will help.       Functional safety is the…

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Easy Safety Implementation in Today’s Complex Application Environment

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lessons are being learned with safety applications that are being successfully implemented across a multitude of industries, like automotive, aerospace, material handling, food and beverage, solar and more….

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Automation Alley: Preparing the Workforce for Emerging Technologies

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Small and medium-sized manufacturers across Southeast Michigan are struggling to keep their employees’ skill sets up to date, particularly when it comes to training in the latest digital…

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Best Practices for Legacy PLC Migration

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Siemens partner Patti Engineering shows how it successfully upgraded equipment with Siemens S5 PLCs to the new S7 PLCs at Oetiker’s Marlette, Michigan automotive manufacturing plant. Manufacturers with older PLCs controlling their equipment…

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The Mobile HMI: Greater Access, Greater Security

Friday, May 1, 2015

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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Automation Makes Craft Brewing More Profitable 

Friday, May 1, 2015

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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Codes and Regulations for Panel Builders: Hitting a Moving Target

Thursday, April 16, 2015

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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