Industrial PC

Compact Controller Boasts Increased Capabilities

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Nanobox PC trims power and maintenance The new SIMATIC IPC227E features the latest Intel Celeron processor technology significantly increasing computing power so the latest Nanobox PC can address…

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Siemens Introduces New Fail-Safe ET 200SP CPUs

Friday, May 29, 2015

For functional safety in a decentralized architecture, Siemens has introduced two fail-safe CPUs based on the SIMATIC ET 200SP controller. The fail-safe SIMATIC controllers enable the processing of…

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Fail-Safe SIMATIC S7-1200 CPU with Firmware 4.1, Fail-Safe S7-1200 Signal Modules and STEP 7 Safety Basic V13 SP1

Friday, May 29, 2015

The fail-safe SIMATIC S7-1200 portfolio with the CPU 1214 FC, CPU 1215 FC, the fail-safe S7-1200 signal modules, and the Engineering SIMATIC STEP 7 Safety Basic V13 SP1…

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Introducing the New ET200SP CPUs

Thursday, December 4, 2014

These new CPUs are the first CPUs in the “ET200SP” form factor, meaning the ET200SP is no longer just a remote IO system – it can now also…

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The SIMATIC Box PC 647D Delivers High System Performance for Demanding Computing, Control and Visualization Tasks

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The new 19” Rack PC SIMATIC IPC647D is equipped with powerful and energy saving fourth generation Intel® Core™ i processors and the latest generation chipset. The product is…

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Boeing Dreamliner Soars with Safety Lifecycle Management

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Aerospace automation provider Advanced Integration Technology incorporated SIMATIC Safety PLCs and Profinet communication for more efficient, compliant automation. Integrating control and safety requires a holistic safety mindset built around Safety Lifecycle Management,…

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Compact SIMATIC IPC627D Delivers High Performance, Functionality, and Expansion Capability with the Latest Generation of Intel® Processors (Xeon, Core i3, and Celeron)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

One of the first industrial PCs on the market with the latest generation of Intel processors, the SIMATIC IPC627D distinguishes itself by high performance in tough industrial environments….

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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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Industrial PCs: The True Meaning of ‘Industrial’

Thursday, May 1, 2014

From motherboards to firmware and all that resides above, learn just what separates an Industrial PC from less reliable commercial offerings. The plummeting costs of consumer electronics have…

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Powerful Rack Mount PC is Compact, Versatile and Expandable

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The new SIMATIC IPC547E 19-inch Rack PC employs a 4th generation Intel Core microprocessor to conserve energy while still providing plenty of computing power for demanding applications like…

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Automotive Manufacturers Contextualizing Big Data to Create Greater Efficiencies

Monday, November 11, 2013

As commonly used, the term “big data” refers to a collection of data sets too large and complex to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data…

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What is ‘Smart Manufacturing’ and How Will it Affect Your Company?

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A new concept, and new research, lead the way toward understanding how to revitalize U.S. manufacturing in a wired world. The evolution of manufacturing is at a transitional…

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

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Siemens Industry, Inc. 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…

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When to Use PC-based Automation vs. Controllers

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Gain the knowledge you need to leverage the right technology—traditional PLC or industrial PC—to the right application. Today’s new generation of engineers has seen PC technologies in every…

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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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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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Siemens Launches Product Line of Particularly Compact Industrial PCs with New Intel Atom Processors

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Siemens Industry Automation Division is extending its range of embedded industrial computers to include a new product line of particularly compact and energy-saving PCs in the nano-format….

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Big News in Small Packages: Siemens Launches Line of Nano Computers

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Siemens Industry is significantly extending its range of embedded industrial computers by adding a new product line of compact, energy-saving PCs in the nano format. The new product…

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Whitelisting vs. Blacklisting: A more Secure Approach for Preventing Malware Attacks

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Traditional blacklisting approach allows any software to run unless it’s identified as bad by the antivirus software. Whitelisting turns this paradigm on its head, and permits only those…

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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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Rugged Industrial Laptop Offers Broad Capability

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The SIMATIC Field PG M3 industrial notebook brings a host of options including wireless technology and Bluetooth connectivity to industrial applications. It also offers capabilities that are state…

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Siemens, Intel, and Microsoft Team Up to Envision Production Line of the Future

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

At the heart of the new Innovative Production Line (IPL) proof of concept is an end-to-end enterprise connectivity architecture that extends to cloud services. Green manufacturing, immersive 3D…

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SIMATIC Rack IPC Doubles Speed and Improves Graphics

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The SIMATIC IPC547D addresses applications that need a lot of computing capabilities, offering twice as much computing performance and three to five times the graphics performance of its…

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Controllers Upgraded with more Speed, Memory and Connectivity

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Siemens Industry Automation Division has expanded its range of Simatic S7-300 controllers and improved their performance. In the “Compact” class, all six CPUs have been completely redesigned…

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Simatic S7-1200 Firmware Update Expands Communications Capabilities

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Siemens Industry has dramatically expanded the communications capabilities available on its Simatic S7-1200 controllers with new PROFINET, PROFIBUS and telecommunications service giving end users more flexibility with their…

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Automation Users Prove Software Framework Integrates PLCs, HMIs and Networks

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

This is the third in a series of three articles outlining Siemens new TIA Portal software framework.  For more technical details, please go to In November 2010…

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Latest Microprocessors Expand User Control

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Adopting Intel™ multicore processors lets Siemens cut costs, improve performance Chipmakers who are vying for increased market share in consumer products and personal computers continue to pour huge…

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Top 10 Articles for 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Below is a list of the 10 most popular Totally Integrated Automation features of 2010. The stories were ranked by most read and shared online by the TIA…

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Siemens Delivers More Computing Power to the Shop Floor

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Automation engineers have a lot more computing power available to them now that Siemens Industry has significantly upgraded its family of industrial computers. The new Simatic IPC827C Box…

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