Simple Tools Provides KPI Analysis Functions

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

WinCC/PerformanceMonitor uses existing information to increase productivity The WinCC/PerformanceMonitor V7.3 enables a flexible calculation and powerful analysis of plant-specific key performance indicators (KPIs) that can help increase productivity….

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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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Siemens Releases SIMATIC WinCC/Calendar Scheduler V7.3

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The new version SIMATIC WinCC/Calendar Scheduler V7.3 has been released for delivery. The new Scheduler provides a calendar-based user interface in the style of Microsoft Office that makes…

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Event Notifier Brings Ease of Use to Planning, Notification of Calendar Items

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The SIMATIC WinCC/Event Notifier V7.3 gives users a calendar-based user interface in the style of Microsoft Office, making it easy to create events in defined time slots and…

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Siemens Releases Service Pack 1 for TIA Portal STEP 7 V13

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Siemens has released for delivery its Service Pack 1 for TIA Portal STEP 7 V13. This new service pack brings great enhancements to the already stable and efficient…

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Siemens Releases Service Pack 1 for WinCC V13

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Siemens has released for delivery its Service Pack 1 for WinCC V13, that will also be delivered within the scope of the relevant Software Update Service agreements. Significant…

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Archiving Made Easy – SIMATIC Process Historian

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Process Historian records data from many sources The SIMATIC Process Historian 2014 is a central archiving system for storing process data with long-term relevance, such as process values…

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SIMATIC Information Server

SIMATIC Information Server Offers Interactive Reports via Web-based Reporting System

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The SIMATIC Information Server 2014 is an open web-based reporting system for interactive reports. Reports can be used with Internet Explorer, Excel, Word or PowerPoint, as well as…

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Siemens Releases WinCC/WebUX: A New Option for WinCC 7.3

Thursday, December 4, 2014

WinCC/WebUX enables platform-independent access to WinCC applications using any SVG and HTML5 compatible browser. Absolutely no client side installation is necessary. Using this client, it is possible to…

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Innovations in Learning – Online Platforms Provide Cost Savings Potential

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

As skills gaps and workforce turnover in the automotive industry continue to drive demand for skilled labor, OEM manufacturers often battle between allocating time for training and making…

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Changing Machinery, Changing Software

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

When making changes to machinery and lines, you’ll need to consider these three paths to control and software changes. A range of business demands often force companies to…

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Firmware V1.6 Increases Functionality and Adds Programming/Display Features

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The new CPU firmware V1.6 for SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers provides additional functions such as mechanisms for accurate gear synchronism between two axes, as well as new programming and…

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New Tools to Raise Plant Performance Levels

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Siemens WinCC/PerformanceMonitor supports calculation and analysis of key performance indicators to boost machine and plant productivity. In many cases, manufacturers don’t see any more possibilities for improving production…

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Integrated Controls Help Train Workers Generate Green Wind Energy

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Lab–Volt’s Wind Turbine Training Simulators run better with integrated Siemens controls, drives, HMI and PC-based controls. In today’s world, everyone is on the constant lookout for sources of…

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Step 7 Safety Advanced V13 Engineering Tool

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Siemens Industry introduces the powerful Step 7 Safety Advanced V13 engineering tool, for the easy creation of safety programs. Safety Advanced V13 includes functionalities such as drag &…

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How to Drive Resurgence in American Manufacturing

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

For American manufacturing to experience a genuine revival, enterprises and institutions must work together, not only as parts of supply networks, but at a level where ideas on…

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Ford Pilots Software Using Google Earth Technology to Navigate Assembly Plants

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ford Motor Company is piloting new software from Siemens that facilitates virtual navigation within its assembly plants, helping the company improve global collaboration and better share best practices.  …

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Siemens Introduces SIMATIC NET V12

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Siemens Industry Automation Division has introduced its SIMATIC NET V12 software portfolio. The products of the SIMATIC NET V12 support the following 32-Bit and 64-Bit operating systems:…

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TIA Portal V13 Expands Engineering Framework for Automation

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Siemens Industry Automation Division has announced that TIA Portal V13, which includes Step 7 V13, WinCC V13, and Startdrive V13, has been released for delivery and is available…

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SIMOGEAR Geared Motors Specifically Designed for Automation and Motion Control Applications

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SIMOGEAR gear motors help you save time, effort and energy. Quick configuration, drawings on demand, fast delivery from our SC assembly plant, easy installation, simple unit identification, 24/7…

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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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The New-Tech Way to Keep Oil & Gas Drilling Safe

Friday, November 22, 2013

Siemens Industry’s TIA, from programming software to enterprise-wide SCADA, helps keep drilling operations safe with integrated real-time gas detection technology that protects lives. Oil and gas drilling operations…

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Industrial Security for the Automotive Industry: Seamless and Integrated – Securely!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Production systems in the automotive industry are characterized by a high degree of automation and networking. This is required today for end products to be completely individualized, and…

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Firmware Upgrade Adds Functions, Improves HMI

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The V1.1 firmware update for SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers includes an expanded new function list.  Among the added functions is the ability to provide MODBUS TCP (Server/Client) functionality on…

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What is ‘Smart Manufacturing’ and How Will it Affect Your Company?

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A new concept, and new research, lead the way toward understanding how to revitalize U.S. manufacturing in a wired world. The evolution of manufacturing is at a transitional…

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Service Pack 1 for TIA Portal V12 Has Been Released

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Siemens has introduced Service Pack 1 for the latest version of TIA Portal, version 12 (TIA Portal V12 SP1). New enhancements in this release include: Key new feature…

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SIMATIC Process Historian

Siemens Unveils SIMATIC Process Historian

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The new SIMATIC® Process Historian central archiving system from Siemens Industry, Inc., delivers long-term archiving functionality for Siemens SIMATIC WinCC V7.2 and V7.0 SP3 SCADA software. Easily configured, the…

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How Big Data Is Changing the Face of Manufacturing

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Here’s how integrating data from sensors and PLCs to enterprise and supply chain platforms can yield significant results. As commonly used, the term “big data” refers to a…

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Siemens Simatic® Information Server Simplifies Reporting and Analysis

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Simatic® Information Server from Siemens Industry, Inc., uses Web-based interfaces to easily create reports and analyze data from Siemens WinCC V7.2 SCADA software, PCS 7 OS or…

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Plant-wide Information System Offers Powerful Tools

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Siemens Industry Inc. is introducing Version 7.2 of its popular SIMATIC WinCC SCADA software. It expands the software into a plant-wide information system that can have up to…

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