Solutions & Innovations

This section is here to illustrate technology trends and developments that we track and find may be useful in helping our customers. We have also listed certain solutions  we have provided that we feel can potentially be deployed in many other similar applications.

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Controls Case Study: Siemens provides automation and control solutions to 911 Memorial Fountain Siemens Simatic S7-300 programmable controller solution, featuring a G120/CU230P Variable Frequency Drive for Distributed and Remote Control, Plus Redundancy
Controls

Application: SEMI-GAS® Systems Division- Applied Energy Systems, Inc

Siemens controls used in ultra-high purity gas source, distribution, and control systems.

Sensing White Paper:  Five Proven Advantages of Programmable Encoders

Programmable encoder, which can be programmed to any line count in either the field or during production, provides benefits to both the end user and the manufacturer.

Safety

White Paper: Safety Laser Scanners vs. Safety Mats – Which One Do I Choose?

By providing better protection and ensuring continuity of production at less cost over the life of a machine or facility, safety laser scanners have become the component of choice for machine safeguarding and other safety applications within the plant environment.

ID Reading White Paper: A New Foundation for 1-D Barcode Reading Hotbars is a significant innovation in the image analysis methods used to read barcodes.
ID Reading Tech Note: Achieving Highest Read Rates Learn how Cognex image-based ID readers are optimized with patented algorithms to virtually stop
no-reads
in the most challenging DPM (Direct Part Mark) and high speed label-based identification applications.
Energy Savings White Paper: Reducing energy costs with energy-monitoring devices Newer energy-monitoring devices can detect electric current usage through inputs from onboard or external
current transformers.
Energy Savings The top 10 things you can do today
to reduce your energy costs
When lowering your energy costs, it can be
hard to know where to begin. We suggest
starting with the following 10 ideas
Technical Information UL-Validates testing of arc-resistant
motor control centers to help ensure
protective features perform as designed
This paper describes the dangers of arc
flashes in operating industrial electrical
equipment.
Energy Savings Variable Frequency Drives and Energy Savings When discussing energy savings and variable frequency drives (VFD) the attention often
focuses on a centrifugal fan or pump application
Energy Savings The PROFI-energy Profile Increasing the Energy Efficiency of Automation Systems using Smart Energy Management
Traceability & Serialization Smart Camera Vision Systems A new leaner, more cost effective approach, the new approach to track & trace demands new technology; networked smart cameras
Energy Management Simatic Power rate for WinCC Identification of energy-intensive loads & processes for deriving measures to improve power efficiency
Big News in Small Pacakges Siemens Launches Line of Nano Computers

Siemens Industry is significantly extending its range of embedded industrial computers by adding a new product line of compact, energy-saving PCs in the nano format.

Portable Vision Inspection Roll-around inspection station Portable Vision
A portable system for reading & verifying bar codes, 2D, alpha-numeric codes on pallets, blister packs and commercial packaging or direct part marking
Visual Management White Paper: Visual Management

Visual management is the process of displaying critical information “so that anyone entering a work place, even those who are unfamiliar with the detail of the processes, can very rapidly see what is going on, understand it and see what is under control and what isn’t. Essentially, the current status of the operation can be assessed, at a glance.”