In the News - Process Industries and Drive

In the News - Process Industries and Drive

  • Control Design
    Jul 7, 2014 3:50 pm EDT

    PCT Engineered Systems of Davenport, Iowa, builds the BroadBeam brand of electron beam machines that can be used for everything from cross-linking plastics to drying inks, curing adhesives and sterilizing surfaces. Because the machines produce up to 350,000 V, the company uses a cooling water system to test the units before they are sold. Booming business led the company to expand its facility in 2013.

    PCT's presentation at this year's Siemens Industry Automation Summit highlighted how the

  • Maintenance Technology
    Jun 24, 2014 3:04 pm EDT

    By Gary Mintchell

    Siemens US held its Automation Summit June 24-26 in Orlando. Anton Huber, Siemens AG CEO of the Industry Automation Division discussed the digital revolution and Industry 4.0. Amid the challenges of accelerating time to market, competitive pressure to continuously reduce costs, and attaining higher levels of quality the complexity of manufacturing increases. “Only through seamless support by software tools can the ever increasing complexity of industrial value add processes be

  • ISS Source
    Jun 24, 2014 2:47 pm EDT

    By Gregory Hale
    The industry is getting more complex and one of the underlying pins increasing the levels of sophistication is safety and security.

    That was one of the messages passed along today by Anton Huber, chief executive industry automation division at Siemens during his keynote address at the 2014 Siemens Automation Summit in Orlando, FL.

  • Automation World
    Mar 19, 2014 3:32 pm EDT

    By C. Kenna Amos, Contributing Writer, Automation World

  • Control Design
    Mar 14, 2014 12:28 pm EDT

    Motors and electronic drives have gone thorough many evolutions in recent years, but these advances in networking, integration, intelligence, diagnostics and analysis have a common purpose — to improve end users' machines and applications. Five or six years ago, for example, electronic drives for industrial servo systems began to move out of their control cabinets to get closer to their motors, according to Reid Hunt, product manager for drives and controls at Kollmorgen.

  • Plant Services
    Mar 7, 2014 8:47 am EST

    On Friday evening, March 7, Siemens will hold “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” at its facility in West Chicago, Illinois, from 5 to 8 pm. The event, now in its 10th year, will be hosted by the six female engineers at the Siemens plant, the same plant I blogged about more than two years ago when it completed a significant upgrade to its equipment and processing.

  • Control
    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.

  • InTech
    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.

  • Upstream Pumping Solutions
    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.

  • Automation World
    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.