Putting RFID to Work in Your Plant

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Radio frequency identification (RFID) represents a variety of technologies with different characteristics. See how Siemens’ work with ultra high frequency RFID is easing the application of this technology…

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Competitive Advantage Today, Competitive Imperative Tomorrow?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Stranded. Most people can imagine it—stuck in the middle of nowhere, out of gas, with no wallet or phone. Not coincidentally, that word also describes factory production assets…

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Improving Information Flow Improves Production Flow

Monday, March 28, 2016

With field devices getting smarter and controllers more sophisticated, the operational networking layers that keep plants running have more things to do. This is where SCADA systems function;…

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How a California Quarry Doubles Production, Lowers Costs

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Canyon Rock turned to Siemens Totally Integrated Automation, TIA Portal engineering software and Profinet communications for rapid expansion and increased profitability. Faced with completing one of the largest…

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Comau and Siemens Collaborate to Develop a Revolutionary “Digital Factory” for Automobile Manufacturing

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Game-changing modular, automated design enables time-saving parallel production, reduces work-in-process, improves material logistics, saves energy and reduces floor space up to 50%. Comau is a multinational company based…

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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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Industrial Ethernet: Five Critical Issues

Thursday, July 31, 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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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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How Smart Are Your Safety Systems?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Siemens Safety Integrated strategy protects workers and boosts productivity with fail-safe controls, drives, motors, I/O and plantwide PROFISAFE communications. Machine safety is serious business. According to the International…

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Automaker Brave Enough to Retrofit, Saves Millions

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Brave Control Solutions uses Siemens technology to retrofit a press and transfer to increase productivity. Windsor, Ontario-based systems integrator Brave Control Solutions (Brave) recently undertook a major retrofit…

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Beyond Drives: How can Low Voltage Controls Boost Your Energy Efficiency?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A broader strategy including low voltage control electronics, fuseless motor starters and digital networking can provide your operation with substantial energy savings. Follow the latest expert discussions on…

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RFID has Long Range, Programmable Power Levels

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The new long range RFID reader for external antennas is ideally suited for use in production control and intralogistics, wherever a large reach or multiple tag acquisition fields…

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Communications Modules Add Many Security Features

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Communications processors from the Siemens Industry Automation Division have integrated security functions, including a firewall and a virtual private network function (VPN). The VPN capabilities of the Simatic…

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New Controls Bring Pixar’s Cars Movie to Life at Disney’s California Adventure

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Siemens PLCs, sensors and communications bring the 12-acre Cars Land to life The wildly successful Cars movie franchise comes to life in the Disney California Adventure theme park,…

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Three New Products for Remote Access by Mobile Radio

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Siemens Industry continues to expand its TeleService and Telecontrol product portfolio with the addition of three products for remote access by mobile radio: the CP 1242-7 communications processor…

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LOGO Ethernet

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Siemens Industry has announced a new range of Logo! logic modules equipped with integral Ethernet interfaces. The new devices, with communication and network capabilities are geared to meeting…

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The Latest Thinking on Using Ethernet for Machine Safety Networks

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A networking expert takes a look at how networked machine safety has evolved, examining the implications of Ethernet-based machine safety networks as a replacement for field buses. The…

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Critical Questions to Ask when Specifying Automation Systems

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Setting out to buy a new automation system can be a daunting task. Not only are you talking about what can be a significant capital investment, but more…

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Failsafe, Wireless Operator Control and Monitoring via “Rapid Roaming”

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Siemens Industry has provided plant floor engineers with added reliability and flexibility with two new mobile panels, the 277 IWLAN and its safety-rated version, the 277F IWLAN. “The…

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New SIPLUS Extreme Controls Block Dust, Moisture Out

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Siemens Industry Automation Division has considerably expanded the range of applications of its ruggedized SIPLUS extreme control and communication products. The devices are now also certified for use…

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Optimizing Wind and Solar Plants with Performance Monitoring

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Everyone is talking about renewable energy these days. Being “green” has never been more important, either politically, socially or – considering the rapidly rising costs of fossil fuels…

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Partnering Aids Push into Global Markets

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Globalization was well underway before the Internet began transforming the way international business is conducted. Now that companies can find and contact international suppliers using the Web in…

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Industrial Ethernet, which is rapidly becoming the automation network standard has, dramatically reduced the amount of cabling required for industrial applications. Wireless technologies are already taking the next…

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Let Ethernet Standardize Your Factory Floor

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The many networking schemes that once connected equipment on the factory floor are being replaced by a single well-known technology. Ethernet is rapidly becoming the standard for industrial…

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