Operators can check production parameters while they’re in conference rooms or at remote sites.

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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Aerial view of a 10-well pad, owned and operated by Cabot Oil & Gas, shows how multi-well pads are evidence of how upstream integrated operations are becoming "oil and gas factories."

Automating the New Oil & Gas Value Chain

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

U.S. oil and gas fields are evolving with more wells and multi-well pads. PLC-based instrumentation, RTUs and HMIs are evolving, too, to meet new data management and wireless…

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HMI Panel Combines Frugality, Functionality

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Basic widescreen panel has touch input, function keys The second generation SIMATIC HMI Basic Panel features a high-resolution, widescreen display with touchscreen input.  The HMI offers a high…

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SIMATIC HMI KTP1200 Basic & KTP1200 Basic DP Panels are the Optimum Choice for Simple Applications

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The new 12” units of the completely innovated 2nd generation SIMATIC HMI Basic Panel offer an innovative user experience for simple applications at a very affordable price. The…

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Intelligent Telecom HVAC Control

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

With the inherent flexibility of PLC architecture, it is now possible to implement intelligent HVAC control algorithms as well as provide network connectivity not available with traditional commercial…

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Basic HMI Panels Have Broad Capabilities

Monday, July 7, 2014

Second generation SIMATIC HMI Basic Panels have been enhanced with high-resolution widescreen display, touchscreen input and function keys for intuitive operator input. The low-priced Siemens HMI panels, which…

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Integrated Controls Help Train Workers Generate Green Wind Energy

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Lab–Volt’s Wind Turbine Training Simulators run better with integrated Siemens controls, drives, HMI and PC-based controls. In today’s world, everyone is on the constant lookout for sources of…

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Three Ways to Future-Proof Your Automation System

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Whether replacing your HMI, upgrading with new gear or replacing an entire system, here’s how TIA Portal can keep your plant in state-of-the art shape. Many automation facilities…

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SIMATIC Panel IPC 677D Offers More Power and Flexibility

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The SIMATIC IPC677D, based on fourth-generation Intel Core-I processors, sets benchmarks for performance and industrial suitability. The device offers scalable performance and a range of configurable options, including…

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Jennerjahn JLS-120, a popular 120” wide format slitter rewinder, capable of producing 400-foot rolls in less than 30 seconds, was customized using
a total package of Siemens controls and software. The robust frame on this machine makes it ideal for construction grade materials, such as house wrap, roofing and flooring underlayment, billboard vinyl and landscaping rolls.

Full Siemens Platform Helps Jennerjahn Machine Meet CAT 4 Safety Requirements

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Jennerjahn and distributor C&E Sales, help Australian building products company save time and space using Siemens drives, HMI, Profibus DP and the S7-300 PLC Matthews, Indianabased Jennerjahn Machine…

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Typical Station Dynamics

Thursday, February 20, 2014

In this line application, all the manual workstations utilize the same software to execute quick tooling changes, machine sequence variations, line balancing, and report tracking. Safety features are…

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Firmware Upgrade Adds Functions, Improves HMI

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The V1.1 firmware update for SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers includes an expanded new function list.  Among the added functions is the ability to provide MODBUS TCP (Server/Client) functionality on…

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Inside of white cabinet showing S7-1516 CPU, 12” Comfort Panel HMI (back side of panel in foreground), along with ET200SP I/O modules.

Integrated Software and Controllers Open Global Markets to Growing HVAC OEM

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

To thrive—indeed, to survive—in today’s increasingly competitive global marketplace, manufacturers must leverage cutting-edge technology and operate at high levels of efficiency. Burr Oak Tool Inc. (Burr Oak), a…

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New SIMATIC Box PC 427D/Panel PC 477D WinCC Bundles

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Siemens Industry introduced the SIMATIC Box PC 427D/Panel PC 477D WinCC Bundles. The WinCC bundles with the SIMATIC IPCs include the pre-installed and configured software package SIMATIC WinCC…

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Lady Liberty’s New Fire and Safety Technology

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tower Elevator Systems’ newly installed rescue elevator, part of a $27-million Statue of Liberty renovation, makes the most of Safety PLC hardware, PROFIBUS Ethernet and the SIMATIC Comfort…

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How PLCs and Smart HMI Design Keep Drugs Safe

Thursday, May 2, 2013

STERIS Corp. helps keeps drugs safe and compliant with electronic data security rules with simplified PLC configuration and user-friendly interface via WinCC and touch panels. In pharmaceutical manufacturing,…

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PC-based Control Improves Tire Test Control

Thursday, May 2, 2013

ASM and CTI improve tire testing and optimization system in rubber capital of the world with Siemens’ integrated PC-based real-time controls, networking, drives, interfaces and more. Most people…

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Comfort Panel HMI Wins Design Award

Monday, April 22, 2013

SIMATIC Comfort Panels address the growing use of video in industrial environments, letting users display an Ethernet camera feed live on application screens during runtime. An add-on for…

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PLCs help U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deepen Critical Shipping Channels

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has a fleet of dredging boats that keeps 12,000 miles of waterways in the United States clean and navigable for recreation…

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Safeguards for the World’s Most Powerful Laser

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Designing the world’s most powerful lasers is no mean feat. But researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are equally proud of a complementary system they’ve created, one that…

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U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan Fueled by Automation

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pendant Engineering’s use of Siemens HMI, PLC, TIA Portal helps Bagram Air Force Base manage fuel transfer For military operations around the globe, one of the biggest logistics…

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Widescreen HMI Devices up to 22 Inches Combine Robustness with Prize-winning Design

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Siemens Industry Automation Division has expanded its Simatic HMI Comfort Panels for local machine operator control and monitoring to include devices with 15, 19 and 22 inch…

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Siemens Introduces High-Resolution, 4-Inch Widescreen Color Panels with PROFINET Interface

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Siemens Industry Automation Division has expanded its SIMATIC HMI Basic Panels range with two new pixel-graphic, high-resolution, 4-inch widescreen color displays, complete with PROFINET interface. The SIMATIC…

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Siemens WinCC/Web Monitor Provides Operator Control and Monitoring Via the Web

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Siemens Industry Automation Division has introduced the WinCC/Web Navigator. It provides users the capability of operating and monitoring plants via the Internet, company-internal intranet, or LAN, without…

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WinCC/DataMonitor Is a Powerful New Tool

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Siemens Industry Automation Division has introduced the WinCC/Data Monitor, an important component for plant intelligence applications in combination with the WinCC process visualization system. The DataMonitor is…

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Controllers Enhance Fault Tolerance Capabilities

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Siemens Industry Inc. has added a PROFINET interface with a two-port switch to its line of fault-tolerant SIMATIC S7-400H high performance controllers. That lets systems continue running seamlessly…

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Auto Manufacturer Looks to Scalable Solution for Increased Network Security and Performance

Thursday, March 29, 2012

VPN routers save money and allow plant floor personnel to maintain and control access to their automation systems. Productivity pinch points always prevent processes from moving forward, regardless…

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Simple Remote Push Button Functionality: Introducing SIMATIC HMI KP32F PN

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The SIMATIC HMI KP32F PN joins the SIMATIC HMI KP8 PN and KP8(F) PN to provide remote push button functionality while reducing the time-consuming and cost-intensive installation and…

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Sophisticated Automation Powers 9/11 Memorial Reflecting Pools at Ground Zero

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The challenge: keeping 1.2 million gallons of water flowing and sparkling clear throughout all four seasons To commemorate those who died at the World Trade Center, the National…

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