Modernizing Boiler Controls for Greater Reliability, Visibility, and Building Automation Integration

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A solution using the SIMATIC S7-1500 PLC resolved longstanding boiler operation issues that affected heating and steam generation at a major U.S. research institution. The result underscored the…

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Reduce Wiring Time and Effort to Standard Sensors and Actuators—and Eliminate Sources of Errors—With SIRIUS ACT I/O Link

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Besides the standard wiring, you can also connect push buttons, indicator lights, and switches directly to the controller via AS-Interface or with IO-Link. With our new SIRIUS ACT…

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Precision at High Speeds

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

With the new time-based I/O modules for the Simatic ET200MP and ET200SP distributed I/O system, production sequences can be flexibly implemented regardless of the controller’s or fieldbus’s performance….

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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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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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Network Switches Offer Broad Connectivity

Friday, May 1, 2015

Compact modules handle up to 24 ports plus 8 optical links Two additions to Siemens’ SCALANCE XM-400 product line broaden accessibility, providing full Gigabit capabilities and up to…

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Siemens vs. Rockwell…from a Safety Perspective

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

More than hardware or software, it’s their approach to safety and redundancy that differentiates vendors’ from protocols, controllers, I/O and networks. Choosing an industrial equipment supplier is a…

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How TIA Enables Skid-Based Applications for the Oil & Gas Industry

Thursday, January 29, 2015

In oil and gas fields, skid-based applications for upstream production can be as diverse as the many distillates and specialty end products coming out of downstream refineries. Oilfield…

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LOGO! Provides Multiple Enhancements, Minimal Price

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The new LOGO! 8 and LOGO! Soft Comfort V8 offer more digital and analog outputs along with larger color displays, an integrated Web server and increased storage space….

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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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How a Leading Automaker Achieved a Major Controls Upgrade in Three Months

Monday, November 17, 2014

Siemens Solution Partner A&E Engineering executed the design, installation, and commissioning of two new paint-shop conveyor control systems for a major automaker, from control room and operator interfaces to motors, sensors, and machine interlocks. According to…

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Compact, Rugged Modules Mount Anywhere

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

State-of-the-art automation of assembly lines call for extremely flexible, rugged and space-saving distributed control electronics. At the same time, requirements on the efficiency of automation components are increasing,…

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New Firmware with New functionality is Now Available for the ET 200MP Distributed I/O System and S7-1500 I/O Modules

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Siemens has announced new firmware for the ET 200MP distributed I/O system and S7-1500 modules— firmware updates are necessary to use the new functionality offered with the FW1.5 for…

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“Slim” Modules Trim Footprint by 30%

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The new SIMATIC ET 200MP 25mm I/O modules reduce width, trimming their footprint by approximately 30%. The compact line expands the range of S7-1500 / ET 200MP modules with…

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How Smart Are Your Safety Systems?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Siemens Safety Integrated strategy protects workers and boosts productivity with fail-safe controls, drives, motors, I/O and plantwide PROFISAFE communications. Machine safety is serious business. According to the International…

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Siemens Introduces ET 200SP Counter Module, TM Count 1x24V

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The ET 200SP TM Count 1x24V technology module is new for the Simatic ET 200SP. The counter module is ideally suited for a wide range of counting and…

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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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Enhancing Safety Networks Helps Improve Many Manufacturing Parameters

Saturday, February 22, 2014

When safety communications use the same cabling used to link equipment, installations and diagnostics are simpler and less costly Safety has become one of the watchwords in industrial…

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Comm Module Enhances, Speeds Up Controllers

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The CP 1542-5 communications module expands the SIMATIC S7-1500 controller line, providing a PROFIBUS connection for communication with lower-level PROFIBUS devices in bandwidths of 9.6 kBit/s to 12…

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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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Cabling System Simplifies Wiring for Simatic® S7 1500 I/O Modules

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Simatic® Top connect cabling system from Siemens Industry, Inc., quickly and reliably wires Simatic S7-1500 input/output modules, eliminating costly and time consuming terminal block connections. The system…

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New CU250S-2 Control Unit Provides Vector Control with Encoder Feedback for SINAMICS G120 Variable Speed Drive

Friday, January 17, 2014

New SINAMICS CU250S-2 control units are now available from stock in the United States. They supplement the existing SINAMICS G120 control units with the inclusion of vector control…

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SIMATIC ET200SP Fail-Safe I/O Modules Are Now Available

Friday, November 22, 2013

Siemens Industry, Inc., announced that the failsafe digital modules F-DI 8x24VDC HF, F-DO 4x24VDC 2A PM HF, and the power module F-PM-E 24VDC 8A PPM ST for the…

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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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SIMATIC ET 200MP – The New Generation of Distributed I/O

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The SIMATIC ET200MP I/O system with IP20 degree of protection is scalable; it is used in a distributed / remote configuration connected to PROFINET or PROFIBUS (available soon). Up…

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SIMATIC ET 200SP and ET200SP PROFIBUS Head Module

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

SIMATIC ET 200SP Siemens Industry introduces the space saving and scalable SIMATIC® ET 200SP distributed I/O. Offering an IP20 degree of protection, the new I/O supports the PROFINET…

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SIMATIC ET 200MP (S7-1500 I/O Modules) Are Now Available

Thursday, August 1, 2013

SIMATIC ET 200MP is the multi-channel and multi-functional S7-1500 I/O. The ET 200MP I/O system with IP20 degree of protection is scalable; it is used not only as…

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New AS-i Master Communications Module Expands Applications for SIMATIC® S7-1200

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Siemens Industry, Inc., introduces the AS-I master CM1243-2 communications module, enabling field sensors and actuators to be quickly connected via the AS-Interface network to Siemens Simatic S7-1200 controller….

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Introducing the CM 1542-5 for Connections to Legacy PROFIBUS Networks and Devices

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The new CM 1542-5 PROFIBUS DP Master/Slave communications module expands the SIMATIC S7-1500 controller with a PROFIBUS connection for communication with lower-level PROFIBUS devices in bandwidths of 9.6…

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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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