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From Rockwell® to Siemens: Making the Switch

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A major soft drink maker reduced cost, complexity and downtime when it switched to Siemens PLC, HMI, drives and networking solutions. The syrup room is the heart of…

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Compressed Air Upgrade Improves Lumber Mill Air Quality and Costs

Thursday, September 1, 2016

When a saw mill upgraded to air moisture-management dryers from BEKO Technologies, Corp., Siemens PLCs and HMI Panels helped reduce costs. The hot, humid days of summer are…

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Drilling operator reached out to Patti Engineering to take a high-level design and write a solid PLC-based application for a land rig-based oil and gas application.

Big Data, Meet Big Oil

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

What kind of data does an international oil drilling operation need? The kind Patti Engineering devised using Siemens Step 7 engineering and PLC-based system for safer, more robust…

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Quad/Graphics Slashes Printing Costs With New Controls

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The global printing leader now saves $50,000 per press, per year, with new controllers, WinCC SCADA software and the TIA Portal. There’s one constant in the books, catalogs,…

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From PLC to IoT and Everything in Between

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Strategic advice for investing in data analytics, the cloud, and the Internet of Things (IoT), and how a holistic strategy can even improve your PLC programming What is…

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Sinumerik 828D CNC Family Simplifies Setup of Automated Cells

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

With the Sinumerik 828D CNC family, Siemens now offers a simple solution for connecting robots to machine tool, which has become an integral part of automated production cell…

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How ‘Automated Ozone’ Enhances Our Food Safety

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Ozone International, maker of automated equipment using ozone gas to inhibit microbial growth in processed foods, bumps-up reliability, efficiency and maintenance with Siemens PLC and HMI solutions. Ozone…

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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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The Secret to Digital Manufacturing, From PLCs to IoT

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Strategic advice for investing in data analytics, the cloud, and the Internet of Things (IoT), and how a holistic strategy can even improve your PLC programming What is…

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Introducing SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller CPU 1507S

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Siemens has introduced the SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller CPU 1507S. The CPU 1507S software controller for PC-based automation on Simatic Industrial PCs is based on the Simatic S7-1500…

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PLCs in the Particle Accelerator

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A new, third-gen safety PLC architecture is key to upgrades at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Danger is inherent in equipment that often spans distances of a mile or…

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Texas Municipality Upgrades to Wireless Broadband while Cutting Capital Spending

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The inside scoop on how fast-growing Georgetown, Texas leverages Siemens RUGGEDCOM WIN point-to-multipoint wireless WiMAX communications technology. Georgetown is the county seat of Williamson County, Texas, with a…

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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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Best Practices for Legacy PLC Migration

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Siemens partner Patti Engineering shows how it successfully upgraded equipment with Siemens S5 PLCs to the new S7 PLCs at Oetiker’s Marlette, Michigan automotive manufacturing plant. Manufacturers with older PLCs controlling their equipment…

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Automation Makes Craft Brewing More Profitable 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Solvere starts with compact Siemens PLCs, HMI and wireless solutions to help brewers scale controls from small to full-size systems. Craft brewing has become a huge business in…

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Automating the New Oil & Gas Value Chain

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

U.S. oil and gas fields are evolving with more wells and multi-well pads. PLC-based instrumentation, RTUs and HMIs are evolving, too, to meet new data management and wireless…

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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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Codes and Regulations for Panel Builders: Hitting a Moving Target

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The last two years have brought many changes to this complex world. Keeping current with the latest releases from many sources requires careful attention. Control panels are a…

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Four Keys to Efficient Oil & Gas Automation

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

From sensor to PLC to boardroom, these automation design tips will help upstream producers speed integration and capitalize on the U.S. shale boom. To fully capitalize on the…

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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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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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Safety CPUs 1515F-2 PN and 1517F-3 PN/DP of the SIMATIC S7-1500 Controller Family Now Available

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Siemens Industry has released the the CPU 1515F-2 PN and CPU 1517F-3 PN/DP failsafe controllers, expanding the range of SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers CPU 1515F-2 PN: The failsafe CPU 1515F-2…

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CPU 1515-2 PN and CPU 1518-4 PN/DP of the SIMATIC S7-1500 Controller Family Now Available

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Siemens Automation has released the CPU 1515-2 PN and CPU 1518-4 PN/DP, expanding the range of SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers. CPU 1515-2 PN The CPU 1515-2 PN has a…

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Inside the Controls that Tame Gargantuan Cranes

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

There are no small accidents for bridge cranes as tall as multistory buildings. Siemens integrator Trutega uses Lasers, wireless Ethernet, PLCs and the Nanobox PC to prevent them….

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Two important requirements during the production of coffee pods are the exact dosing of the ground coffee and the precise sealing of the soft pods

Nonstop Coffee Pods

Thursday, June 12, 2014

  A new packaging plant for coffee pods fulfills several customer wishes at once: the machine is about 25% more efficient than previous plants, and it does not…

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The Keys to Safer Burner Management Systems

Thursday, May 29, 2014

New standards and advancing technology combine to move systems forward over time. Safety PLCs are enabling significantly better BMS design. Among the most widespread process safety applications in…

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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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