Siemens Industry has introduced an online Energy Savings Estimator tool that allows customers using drives, motors, couplings and gearboxes to estimate potential energy savings of upgrading components across their entire drive train.
The new MIPP is a termination panel for cables that need to be connected to active equipment such as switches, Industrial Ethernet devices and any other device with an Ethernet link.
The company announces the YS1700 single-loop controller, which currently provides control for the petrochemical, water and pulp/paper industries, is now qualified for nuclear safety and seismic applications.
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RTI Connext product family addresses need to connect edge devices, operational technology and information technology. Company leverages expertise in aerospace and defense technology to extend to industrial applications.
An end-of-year boost in U.S. manufacturing along with a strong interest among companies to reinvest in production and expand into new markets is steering the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA, toward a positive outlook in 2012.
The annual Manufacturing Forum sponsored by the ARC Advisory Group, perhaps the industry’s largest gathering of automation suppliers, was held from Feb. 6-9 in Orlando. Where ever more than 600 industry people are gathered, rumors abound. I spent much time finding facts among the rumors and learning much about the state of the industry.
Some of the industry segments and applications that can benefit from Arc Guard include substations; critical power facilities such as hospitals and data centers; yachts; cruise and refrigerated container ships; oil rigs; chemical plants; railroad trains and way stations; steel mills; and wind/solar power facilities.
Dave Kirkland of Siemens Industry Inc. explains the company's Sinamics drive line and its accompanying software package for modular machine architecture applications as well as Siemens wireless mobile panel for controlling remote automation applications.
John Ashodian with Sick Inc. explains the company's Sick Visualization Platform for aggregating automated data collection device information to analyze how your systems are performing.
Joachim Hanke from Lenze explains the company's drive dimensioning tool and how it can be used to increase energy efficiency of your production lines.
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