In the News - Digital Factory

In the News - Digital Factory

  • Industry Week
    Mar 6, 2015 1:01 pm EST
  • Automation World
    Jun 26, 2014 3:15 pm EDT

    By: David Greenfield

    Amid a corporate reorganization that involves a realignment of the four sectors around which Siemens focused—energy, infrastructure and cities, heath care, and industry—Siemens Industry Automation Division CEO Anton S. Huber took the stage at the company’s 2014 Automation Summit to explain how the company’s industrial automation focus would continue to evolve.

    The key theme of his presentation was how the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, in particular, are impacting the

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  • Plant Engineering
    Jun 24, 2014 2:25 pm EDT

    By: Bob Vavra

    The convergence of products and systems with software tools on a digital platform will help deliver on the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) in manufacturing. That was the main message from Anton Huber, CEO of Siemens Industry Automation Division, at the opening of the Siemens 2014 Automation Summit in Orlando on June 25.

    "The Internet is accelerating all of our businesses," Huber told the more than 500 attendees at the opening of the three-day summit. “The Internet of Things

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  • Washington Post
    Jun 22, 2014 11:44 am EDT

    Ford uses Siemens software to simulate assembly and how repetitive tasks affect employees.

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  • Automation World
    Apr 16, 2014 3:08 pm EDT
    By David Greenfield, Director of Content/Editor-in-Chief
     
    One of the biggest issues confronting global manufacturers like Ford Motor Co. is the difficulty encountered when trying to share best practices across sites or foster communication between widely dispersed manufacturing centers. To help address this issue, Allison Stephens, technical leader for Ford Motor Co. ergonomics, approached Marty Smets, a Ford ergonomics engineer, with the idea of using Google Earth to solve the problem.

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  • Control Design
    Apr 7, 2014 2:56 pm EDT

    There must be 50 ways to start this story. I could say it’s bugged me that every salary survey I’ve ever covered about the control and automation field has shown that its gender-specific demographics are always about 98% male.

  • Control Design
    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.

  • Rubber & Plastics News
    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.