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Why Swap Old Fieldbus Networks to Industrial Ethernet?

Thursday, May 1, 2014

PROFINET eases network management, speeds implementation, overcomes cable-run limits and auto-configures new hardware. And that’s just for starters… Ethernet has long dominated business networks, and it is now…

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UPS Modules Offer PROFINET/Ethernet Connectivity

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The SITOP UPS 1600 family of Uninterruptible Power Supply modules includes: higher output currents in smaller form factor, extra power capability, and improved interface options including PROFINET/Ethernet ports…

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How the Right Industrial Ethernet Simplifies the Transition from Fieldbus

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Engineers tasked with changing from fieldbus to Industrial Ethernet find great relief in making that transition using PROFINET. Many of the concepts and engineering tools which are used…

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PLCs and Networks Combine to Improve Safety

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Safety PLCs Connected to Systems Using PROFINET Provide High levels of Protection Safety has become an important aspect of equipment design over the past several years, but it’s…

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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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GlaxoSmithKline Upgrades Plant’s Filling Machine to Improve Reliability and Performance

Thursday, February 13, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) renovates its Parma, Italy plant’s filling machine in a lyophilization production line using Siemens SIMOTION platform, thereby improving the machine’s reliability and performance. The site at…

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The SIMATICS S7-1200 PLC and RF630R RFID reader are integrated in a control box mounted atop the elevator cab. Owners call for the elevator with their one-button key fob remotes, then drive their cars into the cab. The RFID reader reads their cars’ RFID tags, which are programmed with their designated parking floor. The reader signals the PLC, which then signals the elevator’s controls to move the cab to the proper floor.

Automated “James Bond” Automobile Elevator Attracts Buyers

Friday, January 17, 2014

Luxury Highrise Condominium Deploys an Automated “James Bond” RFID Automobile Elevator System as a Unique Amenity to Attract Buyers. Rising 12-stories above the Old Town district of Victoria,…

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Rise of the Smart, Safe Machines

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Contrary to popular notions, today’s safety systems integrated with control system PLCs and PROFIBUS networks pay for themselves with rapid ROI. At the end of last year, a…

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