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Matrikon Releases Enhanced OPC Server for Wonderware Historian

Securing industrial controls systems in a connected enterprise

The importance of industrial cybersecurity

Food & Beverage Forum: Customer is king

Processors must respond to demands ranging from better automation to more pouches and the power of social media

Water Forum: Cut blower energy 10% with VFDs

Swapping variable speed for guide-vane control finally makes sense

Chemicals Forum: Low gas prices mean opportunity

El Dorado Chemical, Intco projects benefit from reduced feedstock and fuel prices as well as Rockwell Automation technology

Connecting company culture to organizational performance

How the Rockwell Automation culture improves its products and service—and provides a model for customers struggling with cultural change in their own businesses

Empowering industry with on-the-go operational intelligence

Mobile, quality control and asset management applications highlight the Rockwell Automation array of information solutions.

Paralysis By Analysis

Several years ago, while interviewing an engineer at a large manufacturing firm about the then-new trend of connecting plant floor manufacturing execution systems (MES) to enterprise resource planning systems (ERP) via Ethernet, I asked the engineer what it would take for this trend to become more widespread throughout industry given its clear business advantage. Before revealing his answer, you should know that, at the time of the interview, there was heavy resistance among manufacturing engineers and operators to the use of Ethernet on the plant floor.Having a specific, goal-oriented strategy in place is critical to breaking the paralysis-by-analysis stranglehold on your company’s automation technology mindset.

Siemens News

Siemens Process Analytics Receives GTFK Award from the Instrument Society of America

Siemens Process Analytics Receives GTFK Award from the Instrument Society of America

ATLANTA– Members of the Siemens Industry Process Analytics Business Unit recently were awarded the prestigious Gilmer/Thomason/Fowler/Konrad (GTFK) Award by the Instrument Society of America Analysis Division (ISA AD) for a technical paper titled “Ambient Temperature Testing Issues for Process Analyzers.”  Bob Farmer, global gas chromatograph product manager in Process Analytics, received the award during the ISA AD Symposium in Garden Grove, Calif., on April 25.

Siemens Sitop PSU100D Power Supply Eliminates Need for Rail Mounting

Siemens Sitop PSU100D Power Supply Eliminates Need for Rail Mounting

ATLANTA-- Siemens Industry, Inc. introduces the wall-mounted, single-phase, Sitop PSU100D switched-mode power supply. The screw-mounted PSU100D eliminates the need for traditional rail mounting while affordably meeting the basic power supply requirements.

Siemens to Provide High Speed Motor Solution for U.S. Natural Gas Pipeline

Siemens to Provide High Speed Motor Solution for U.S. Natural Gas Pipeline

ATLANTA– The Drive Technologies Division of Siemens Industry, Inc. announced today a multi-million dollar drive train project with global natural gas leader Williams Partners to provide a high speed motor application for a natural gas pipeline.

Solar Exchange East 2012 Heading to Rutgers University

Solar Exchange East 2012 Heading to Rutgers University

ATLANTA– After three years, thousands of participants and events at Arizona State University, North Carolina State University and the University of California Los Angeles, the Siemens-hosted Solar Exchange takes its unique industry forum and networking event to Rutgers University on May 16, for a day of discovery and dialogue on the latest emerging topics, innovations and trends within the solar industry.

Siemens New Simatic ET 200SP I/O

Siemens New Simatic ET 200SP I/O

ATLANTA-- Siemens Industry, Inc. introduces the space saving and scalable Simatic® ET 200SP distributed I/O.  Offering an IP20 degree of protection, the new I/O supports the Profinet network, delivers fast cycle times, provides high system performance and easily integrates into the automation system via the TIA Portal or Simatic Step 7 engineering tools.

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