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  • Feb 27, 2014 10:56 am EST

    This tutorial shows you how the Siemens Simatic PCS 7 software applications work together during engineering and during simulated process operation. Users learn basic procedures through a simple example project.

  • Feb 20, 2014 3:28 pm EST

    Siemens Industry announced its Managed Security Service aimed at providing continuous protection to production environments. The service assesses security posture, implements recommended security measures, and transitions into ongoing defense against cybersecurity threats in industrial control system environments.

  • Feb 14, 2014 11:03 am EST

    I/O connections come in two flavors. There's the hard-wired, local variety and the distributed, remote type. For machine builders, deciding which way to go basically comes down to the number of nodes and the distances to them. Generally, both users and suppliers will tell you that machines with more I/O points that are further away tend to come out ahead by employing a distributed, remote connection strategy.

    Control Design
  • Feb 14, 2014 8:21 am EST

    MUNICH—Siemens A.G.'s Totally Integrated Automation solution has combined processes and streamlined communication for its customers, according to the company.

    Rubber & Plastics News
  • Feb 5, 2014 3:05 pm EST

    A series of mud pumps, often triplex pumps (three piston plunger type), are common to each rig. Mud pumps circulate drilling fluid (under high pressure) down the drill string and up the annulus—which is any void between the piping, tubing or casing and the piping, tubing or casing surrounding it. The number of mud pumps used per rig varies depending on the rig’s size. Some require two mud pumps. Others (especially offshore), use six or more.

    Upstream Pumping Solutions
  • Feb 2, 2014 3:12 pm EST

    It’s been well over 100 years since Marconi, Tesla and others pioneered wireless communication technology. Commercial use of RFID (radio frequency identification) technology dates from the early 1970s. And Wi-Fi—wireless local area network products based on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) 802.11 standards—have been widely employed in commercial applications since the 1990s.

    Automation World
  • Dec 13, 2013 9:45 am EST

    A managed security service model in the physical security space is not a new concept. Physical security vendors and systems integrators have found that migrating services to either a cloud-based option or enhancing their customer service and value-added proposition can be a game-changer and a differentiator that increases revenue and ensures a loyal customer base.

    Security Info Watch
  • Dec 10, 2013 2:32 pm EST

    Cybersecurity is a topic you don’t ever want to say you have a mastery of, says Raj Batra, president of the Industry Automation Division for Siemens, because it’s an evolutionary topic. “Hacker” is no longer enough to describe the people who can cause harm to a company’s network, and cyber concerns today face an ever-evolving arsenal of cyber enemies who include anyone from “hacktivists” to “script kiddies.”

    Automation World
  • Dec 10, 2013 2:29 pm EST

    Siemens Industry is rolling out its new Managed Security Service in the U.S., aimed at providing continuous protection to production environments. The offering includes assessment of security posture, implementation of recommended security measures, and transitions into ongoing defense against rapidly evolving cyber security threats in ICS (industrial control system) environments. The new offering will first be introduced in the U.S. followed by Europe and Asia.

  • Dec 9, 2013 2:21 pm EST

    Cyber security awareness in the manufacturing automation industry is coming to the forefront, but for the most part companies end up stalled in the awareness stage. They just don’t know where to start, or even know the right questions to ask. That is where Siemens is thinking their managed security services offering comes into play.

    ISS Source