Bringing Hannover To You

For those of you who cannot make the trip to Hannover Messe 2016, Siemens will be bringing the experience to you as part of a series of articles, videos and product announcements that will demonstrate the company's commitment to manufacturing efficiency worldwide in the age of the Industrial Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0. To read the latest articles visit the "Siemens Bringing Hannover to You" page HERE.

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PLC vs. PAC vs. IPCs

Know the features, limits, and compatibilities to select the right controller: programmable logic controller (PLC), programmable automation controller (PAC), or industrial PC (IPC). Choosing the correct control platform from the beginning will increase the odds that the project will be a success. A system integrator can help with controller selection...

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Siemens extends offering for the "Digital Enterprise"

Siemens continues to extend its range of products for what has come to be known as the "Digital Enterprise" - or the achievement of end-to-end digitalization. At the Hannover Messe 2016, Siemens will be showcasing an array of innovations in the fields of power distribution, automation and drive technology...

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Digital enterprise captures all plant processes

One decision Siemens made almost a decade ago was to maintain legacy systems while developing new software and digital solutions. As data management has increased along with the increasing complexity of products and systems, it's been important to keep the data available at every stage of the production process...

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The five year plan that worked

In the midst of the economic downturn, Smiths Machines changed its business model from high-volume to high-quality machining. The company invested in not just five-axis machines, but a singular control platform for its operation. The single platform approach improved not just productivity, but training and the ability to share information...

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CNC advances: Libraries, communications

Just as the machine tool world continues to evolve at light speed, so do computer numerical control (CNC) software and hardware for the machines. Multifunction machine tools, including additive manufacturing and robotic integration, continue to advance with better communications, libraries, hybrids, and robotic integration....

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