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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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Oil & Gas Integrator Works with Siemens to Develop New Blow-out Preventer System

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Pilot program to enhance blow-out preventer control systems results in improved reliability, increased data collection, remote diagnostics capabilities, while cutting product configuration and programming time. Broussard, La.-based CAD…

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Jennerjahn JLS-120, a popular 120” wide format slitter rewinder, capable of producing 400-foot rolls in less than 30 seconds, was customized using
a total package of Siemens controls and software. The robust frame on this machine makes it ideal for construction grade materials, such as house wrap, roofing and flooring underlayment, billboard vinyl and landscaping rolls.

Full Siemens Platform Helps Jennerjahn Machine Meet CAT 4 Safety Requirements

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Jennerjahn and distributor C&E Sales, help Australian building products company save time and space using Siemens drives, HMI, Profibus DP and the S7-300 PLC Matthews, Indianabased Jennerjahn Machine…

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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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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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Gas cabinets being assembled in Norcimbus' 20,000 square foot facilities in Phoenix, Arizona. Norcimbus is a leader in developing and manufacturing innovative high quality UHP process gas systems and controls.

Advantages of a Common Automation Platform

Friday, January 17, 2014

By using cutting-edge technology and tapping into a global support network, a leading manufacturer of gas and chemical distribution equipment is cutting costs, increasing efficiency, and building business…

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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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Inside of white cabinet showing S7-1516 CPU, 12” Comfort Panel HMI (back side of panel in foreground), along with ET200SP I/O modules.

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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