Jonas Norinder| Jun 28, 2016

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How do you optimize your process with smart device and process control integration?

As we’re gearing up for the first full day of sessions at the Siemens Automation Summit in Las Vegas, NV, there’s a ton of sessions opening the conference concerning smart manufacturing, cyber security and modernizing processes. So how do you modernize your process and make your system more efficient? There are several benefits of integrating smart instrumentation devices into your control solution. “Smart instrumentation” is process instrumentation that has more advanced device and process diag ...

Justin DiNunzio| Jun 23, 2016

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How do you reduce water hammer by utilizing your valve positioner?

Water hammer is a very common term in the world of water. Not only can this phenomenon happen in water treatment plants but it can also happen in just about any pumping system and even in steam systems. The effects of water hammer vary from loud banging noise to pipe vibration, pipe breakage, equipment damage and, sometimes, total system failure. What is water hammer and what causes it?   In valve applications, water hammer is the result of a valve suddenly closing in a system. The water (fluid ...

Rich Chmielewski| Jun 16, 2016

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What are the benefits of attending the Siemens Automation Summit?

“I learned in 3 days what would have taken 3 months” – an attendee from the 2015 Automation Summit.Enhance your education about process automation by attending one of the largest user events in the industry.   This conference will be held June 27-30, 2016, at the Aria Resort, on the Las Vegas strip. Siemens automation professionals and users will learn side-by-side and explore the depth of the Siemens’ automation portfolio. With dozens of user presentations at the event, it’s the perfect opportu ...

Steve Morales| Jun 09, 2016

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Is your Operation Set-up to Handle the Industry’s Move to Digitalization?

In today’s digital era, it’s becoming necessary to understand digitalization and what implications it has for the manufacturing industry, your operation and your day-to-day job. Siemens’ response to digitalization is referred to as the “Digital Enterprise.” The Digital Enterprise is a solutions portfolio that identifies manufacturing and processing industries’ methods to enable increased productivity, flexibility, shorter time to the marketplace and to prepare for what’s coming next.Where can I ...

Herman Coello| Jun 02, 2016

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What can you do while the dust settles?

Recently, OSHA ruled on new limits regarding worker exposure to crystalline silica dust. This has caused some concerns across the industry where silica reduction measures have been implemented to minimize its health risk effects. The argument is that these new limits will do little to further improvement in worker health and safety.  But, if you have been considering ways to mitigate silica dust in your process or if the new ruling simply forces you to prioritize this endeavor, it is hard to arg ...