Steel Mill Executes No-Risk Control System Conversion

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Prism Systems explains how a phased, rack-by-rack implementation kept the mill’s PLC-and-PROFIBUS network up and running. When a major steel manufacturer found its operations hampered by a highly…

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An Automated Cash Crop in the Heartland

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The amber waves of grain have been more than a song lyric to Iowa’s farmers since the 1800s, but farming techniques in the 21st century bear little resemblance…

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Compact Distributed I/O for Plant and Machinery Construction

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Siemens Industry, Inc., expands its SIMATIC ET 200 distributed I/O product family with a new generation of devices. With its compact design, the distributed I/O system Simatic ET…

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Compact Distributed I/O for Plant and Machinery Construction

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Siemens Industry, Inc., expands its SIMATIC ET 200 distributed I/O product family with a new generation of devices. The highly compact design of the SIMATIC ET 200SP reduces…

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Controllers Add Features to Simplify System Configuration

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

As machine level communications become increasingly important in industrial facilities, design flexibility and enhanced functionality become essential. Siemens Industry, Inc. continues to advance with this in mind, simplifying…

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SIEMENS IO-LINK: Completely integrated in Totally Integrated Automation (TIA)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

IO-Link is a point to point open communication technology designed to reduce installation and commissioning costs for OEMs while providing increased diagnostic and parameterization capabilities for end users….

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New Modules Connect Optical and Electrical PROFIBUS Networks

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Siemens Industry has released two new optical link modules specifically designed for PROFIBUS networks. The new modules, the OLM P22 which is designed for use with plastic fiber…

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Simatic S7-1200 Firmware Update Expands Communications Capabilities

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Siemens Industry has dramatically expanded the communications capabilities available on its Simatic S7-1200 controllers with new PROFINET, PROFIBUS and telecommunications service giving end users more flexibility with their…

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Transitioning from Fieldbus to Ethernet: Benefits and Requirements for the Plant Floor

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ethernet long ago became the de facto network standard for enterprise office networks on the strength of its performance, wide availability, openness and cost-effectiveness. For many of 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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Automation Users Prove Software Framework Integrates PLCs, HMIs and Networks

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

This is the third in a series of three articles outlining Siemens new TIA Portal software framework.  For more technical details, please go to http://www.engineering-redefined.com. In November 2010…

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Safekick and Siemens Form Strategic Alliance to Develop Sophisticated Well Control System for Oil and Gas

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Siemens Industry and Houston, Texas-based oil and gas specialist Safekick Americas have joined forces to develop a new well control system that will automatically control the choke manifold…

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Realizing the Potential of Automation Integration

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Integrating control systems used to be an ongoing exercise in jury-rigging bridges between islands of automation. Different processes would have disparate controllers, often with disparate control logic packages…

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Terminal Blocks Reliably Deliver Power

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Reliable electricity is a key requirement for industrial sites. Ensuring that this electric flow reaches every necessary point throughout a large facility requires a huge range of components,…

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ET200 Pro IWLAN

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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