New Adaptive RFID Antennas Improve Flexibility and Reliability in Production and Logistics

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

With the Simatic RF680A, Siemens now offers an adaptive antenna for its RF650R, RF680R, and RF685R UHF readers. The variable-polarization antenna (linear or circular) simplifies the commissioning and…

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‘Crop Circle’ Mystery Solved With Connectivity Upgrade

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Endless acres of radial irrigation systems gain new load-balancing benefits with utility’s new SCADA and RUGGEDCOM deployments. Airline passengers flying above rural northeastern Nebraska are often intrigued by…

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Siemens Introduces SIMATIC WinCC 7.4

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Siemens has introduced SIMATIC WinCC 7.4, the newest version of the scalable and open SCADA system for maximum plant transparency and productivity. Due to the increasing globalization of…

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Virtual Machine Runs Linux on RX1400 Router

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Ruggedcom VPE1400 (Virtual Processing Engine) is a virtual machine environment that lets users run their own Linux operating system and applications on a Siemens Ruggedcom RX1400 router….

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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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SCALANCE M874 Mobile Radio Routers for Second Generation (EDGE) and Third Generation (HSPA+)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Siemens SCALANCE M874 series routers are mobile radio routers for connection to mobile radio networks of the second and third generation. SCALANCE M874-3 is a mobile radio router for the…

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PLCs Do Heavy Lifting For Better, Safer Cranes

Thursday, October 29, 2015

PaR Systems and CAMotion cranes gained new safety and efficiency using Siemens PLC-based platforms to reduce vibration, sway and other hard-to-control parameters. Cranes do the heavy lifting in…

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New S7-1500 Compact Controllers

Controllers Slash Costs, Trim Space

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The SIMATIC S7-1500 controller series has been supplemented with two compact controllers that can reduce costs by up to 70%.   The CPUs, which also provide space savings of…

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Industrial Security

Five Key Points toward Cybersecurity “Defense in Depth”

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Best practices for mitigating cybersecurity threats, and how Security Integrated products can help you protect your systems, networks, and plants Globally, the number of network connections is exploding….

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Network Management System Simplifies Industrial Network Monitoring

Thursday, October 1, 2015

With its new V13 SINEMA Server software release, Siemens makes the monitoring of industrial networks easier. The new software automatically detects all Profinet and Ethernet devices within a…

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Speedy Six-axis CNC Upgrade

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

How a heavy diesel engine manufacturing facility commissioned new CNC boring mill controls — from panels to motors, drives, scales and software — in just four weeks. Even after…

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Fast Ethernet Switches Provide Multitude of Functions

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A family of industrial Ethernet switches provide Fast Ethernet data rates up to 100 Mbps while also supporting Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN). The compact Scalance XB-200 line,…

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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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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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Connected Manufacturing: Better Data, Better Decisions

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Leveraging powerful network technologies such as Profinet with existing infrastructure eliminates complexity, enhances decision making and speeds response to plant events. In today’s increasingly competitive global manufacturing marketplace,…

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How a California Quarry Doubles Production, Lowers Costs

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Canyon Rock turned to Siemens Totally Integrated Automation, TIA Portal engineering software and Profinet communications for rapid expansion and increased profitability. Faced with completing one of the largest…

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Security Module Simplifies Connectivity

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Simplified setup, enhanced protection among many benefits The SCALANCE S627-2M provides three fixed 10/100/1000 Mbit/s copper Industrial Ethernet ports along with two media module slots that make it…

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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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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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Industrial Wireless

Which Industrial Wireless Architecture to Choose?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Beyond knowing differences between office and industrial wireless technologies, you also need to know the ins & outs of industrial architectures such as iPCF, iPCF-MC and iREF. Wireless…

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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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Communication Processor Brings Multitude of Features

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The CP 1243-1 IEC communication processor upgrades the communication options of the SIMATIC S7-1200 automation system with IEC 60870-5-104 telecontrol protocol. It also lets the S7-1200 operate directly…

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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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IT Professional’s Guide to Ethernet: Five Critical Things an IT Professional Needs to Know About Bringing Ethernet to the Plant Floor

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

There are numerous advantages to using Ethernet on the plant floor and some critical issues to consider for a successful implementation. The major automotive manufacturers are moving exclusively…

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The Benefits of Safety Engineering

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Compliance and ongoing assessments, aided by integrated controls and communication profiles such as PROFIsafe, can enhance workplace safety and productivity. Safety regulations and advancements in machine safety standards have dramatically…

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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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Industrial Ethernet: Five Critical Issues

Thursday, July 31, 2014

There are numerous advantages to using Ethernet on the plant floor and some critical issues to consider for a successful implementation. The major automotive manufacturers are moving exclusively…

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Nine Ways PROFINET Offers the Most Complete Industrial Ethernet

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Not all industrial Ethernet protocols are the same. Read these nine reasons to learn the distinct advantages of Siemens leading solution. There are a number of Industrial Ethernet…

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Powerful New CPU and Firmware for SIMATIC S7-1200 Controllers

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Simatic S7-1217C: New S7-1200 controller for the high-end performance range Line driver inputs and outputs to switch stepping motor controls New firmware version 4.0 for all Simatic S7-1200…

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