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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