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 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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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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Industry Experts Converge at Manufacturing in America 2016

Thursday, February 11, 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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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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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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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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Digital Manufacturing

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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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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ISE Department Works with R&E Automated Systems and Siemens to Enhance Sharf CIM Lab’s Conveyor System

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

After nine months of hard work by R&E Automated Systems, the S. & R. Sharf Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Laboratory’s conveyor system has been returned to Oakland University’s Industrial…

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Why March’s Manufacturing in America Symposium (MiAS) is a “Must Attend”

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Held the 11th and 12th of March in Detroit, this event will present the latest technology and automotive know-how—and bring engineers, business leaders, educators, and policy-makers together to…

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Four Keys to Efficient Oil & Gas Automation

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

From sensor to PLC to boardroom, these automation design tips will help upstream producers speed integration and capitalize on the U.S. shale boom. To fully capitalize on the…

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Best Practices for Selecting and Working with a Systems Integrator

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tim Jager is a PE and Project Director at DMC, a Siemens Solution Partner, and has been working as a systems integrator for the better part of two…

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The LR03 linear robot is automated in a compact, continuous, and flexible manner with control, drive, and HMI technology from one source.

Stacking More Flexibly

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A leading manufacturer completes its portfolio of palletizing systems with a linear robot. An open motion control system combines efficiency and flexibility with user-friendliness, reliability, and global availability….

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Growing U.S. Auto Industry Drives New Hiring, Training Practices

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ford, Volkswagen, Mercedes and others adapt to U.S. workforce trends in the wake of the Great Recession In less than a decade, the automotive industry has gone from…

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Smart Manufacturing? Industry 4.0? What’s It All About?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A look at how sensors, RFID chips, ‘cyber physical’ systems and the Internet of Things are transforming manufacturing from R&D to the plant floor and supply chain. We’re…

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Deploying “Portable Assembly Lines” Using Battery-Free AGVs

Thursday, February 20, 2014

RedViking helps manufacturers deploy “portable assembly lines” using battery-free AGVs powered by highly efficient Siemens SITOP DC/DC converters. One technology that’s helping to drive manufacturing’s worldwide transformation is…

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Smarter Testing Keeps Military Helicopters Flying Longer

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

RedViking Group’s use of Siemens drives, cabinet modules and control units yields smart, dynamic MRO testing to save the U.S. military time, money and energy. Military helicopters play…

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How Big Data Is Changing the Face of Manufacturing

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Here’s how integrating data from sensors and PLCs to enterprise and supply chain platforms can yield significant results. As commonly used, the term “big data” refers to a…

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Siemens SIMATIC Field PG M4: The Ultimate in Mobile Engineering

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Siemens Industry, Inc., has introduced the SIMATIC Field PG M4. The newest generation of this ready-to-use, robust programming device comes ready for Intel® Core i7. Housed in a…

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Get ‘em Hooked on Automation While They’re Young!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

How critical, K-12 programs are training tomorrow’s talent and exploding myths about U.S. manufacturing and automation.  In the midst of the perpetual angst about the economy, domestic and…

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Understanding Usability Implications When Selecting Engineering Software

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Picking the right software helps improve efficiency and profitability When it comes down to a final analysis of automation systems, “usability” is perhaps the ultimate goal. It covers…

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Turning Water into Oil

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

HydroWatch system monitors water used in oil shale drilling America’s need for energy continues to cause concerns for politicians and consumers as well as those who pull oil…

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TIA Portal V11 Service Pack 1

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The TIA Portal is the integrated engineering framework from Siemens. It integrates the PLC and HMI engineering tools of STEP 7 and WinCC into one easy-to-use environment. As…

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New Diagnostic Tools Cut Downtime

Thursday, September 29, 2011

New functionality in Siemens TIA Portal enables technicians to better pinpoint root causes on the production floor to get systems up and running more quickly. For manufacturing engineers…

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Leaping into Global Markets

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Exporting offers a huge upside potential, but many small companies still find that many challenges arise when they first stretch beyond national borders. When PCT Engineered Systems redesigned…

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How Asset Management Saves in a Down Economy

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Plant Asset Management systems let you squeeze more out of your industrial equipment by reducing unplanned stoppages and unnecessary maintenance tasks. Estimated savings in the U.S. could exceed…

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