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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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