Profinet Brings Many Benefits to Motor Management System

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Siemens Industry Automation Division has expanded its SIMOCODE pro motor management system, adding a Profinet interface to the basic unit. Linking SIMOCODE pro to higher-level automation systems via…

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PROFINET Interface, Enhanced Performance Added to Fault-Tolerant SIMATIC S7-400H Controllers

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Siemens Industry, Inc. has added a PROFINET interface with a 2-port switch to its line of fault-tolerant SIMATIC  S7-400H high performance controllers.  This addition enhances the unique I/O…

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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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Controllers Upgraded with more Speed, Memory and Connectivity

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Siemens Industry Automation Division has expanded its range of Simatic S7-300 controllers and improved their performance. In the “Compact” class, all six CPUs have been completely redesigned…

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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 CPU Enhancements – S7-300 PROFINET CPUs now with 2xEthernet ports

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Siemens has radically updated its S7-300 family of modular controllers – increasing speed, adding memory and dramatically improving functionality. At the same time, the controllers’ footprint has been…

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Finding Harmony on the Factory Floor

Sunday, November 1, 2009

PROFINET, PROFIBUS team up to link entire enterprise. Over the past several years, Ethernet has made an impressive footprint on the plant floor, becoming the de facto standard…

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