NEWS

BEST PRACTICES FOR SELECTING AND WORKING WITH A SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR
24 Nov
2016

Tim Jager is a PE and Project Director at DMC, a Siemens Solution Partner, and has been working as a systems integrator for the better part of two decades. This article is based on a presentation he gave at this summer’s Automation Summit in which he shared advice on how to get the most out of your relationship with a systems integrator.

A systems integrator is a person or company that specializes in bringing together component subsystems into a whole and ensuring that those subsystems function together, a practice known as systems integration. (Systems integrators recognized by Siemens are known as Siemens Solution Partners.)

There are three essential questions to ask about working with a systems integrator: When to use one? How to select one? And what to do to ensure a successful relationship?

STRATIX 5950 SECURITY APPLIANCE
1 Nov
2016

Our Bulletin 1783 Stratix® 5950 security appliance combines several enhanced security functions into a single appliance to help protect your industrial automation infrastructure.

As part of our security offering, this product builds on common network security technologies. These technologies help provide enhanced access control, threat detection, and application visibility in your industrial control system (ICS).

Includes enhanced security capabilities like deep packet inspection (DPI) technology, to help detect, prevent, and/or respond to potentially malicious traffic between devices.

Provides informed decision-making on the plant floor with Cisco ASA and FirePOWER technologies for threat detection and prevention capabilities based on configured security policies.

Offers a subscription license that provides a term-based solution for threat and application control updates with TechConnect℠ support.

Provides an industrially-hardened, DIN-rail mountable platform to meet the environmental demands of the plant floor.

РЕШЕНИЕ SEQUENCE MANAGER
28 Sept
2016

Передовые системы управления периодическими процессами на современном производстве должны быть гибкими и масштабируемыми, обеспечивать реальное распределенное управление и обладать высокой динамичностью. Всеми этими качествами обладает новое решение SequenceManager от Rockwell Automation, позволяющее надежно и гибко задавать последовательность действий в контроллере при управлении периодическими процессами в модульном, автономном и индивидуальном оборудовании.

Используя возможности контроллерной платформы Logix от компании Rockwell Automation, решение SequenceManager позволяет оператору задавать, просматривать и получать важную информацию о сохраненных в контроллере последовательностях действий для партий, повышая прозрачность и доступность данных на всех этапах производственного процесса.

«Решение SequenceManager позволяет пользователю реализовать быстрое и надежное исполнение последовательности операций с низкими затратами на оборудование для автономных устройств или комплектных модульных систем», говорит Дэн Апдайк, менеджер по продукции компании Rockwell Automation. «Это масштабируемое решение делает современные возможности управления периодическими процессами доступными для малых и средних систем».

NELES® NDX VALVE CONTROLLER - PERFORMANCE PERFECTED
9 Aug
2016

Neles NDX valve controller provides a solution for all valve brands in a wide range of applications regardless of customer or industry. The product delivers all the robustness and reliability you’d expect from a valve controller by Metso. At the same time it is extremely easy to install and use.

Features: Optimized performance, superior diagnostics and data storage capabilities, local and remote configuration, easy interpretation of diagnostics data, low air consumption, reliable and robust design, device self diagnostics.

AUTOMATION FAIR 2016 ATLANTA
9 June
2016

The Automation Fair® event is the ideal opportunity to discover how The Connected Enterprise can help you achieve faster time to market, optimize your assets, lower your total cost of ownership and improve enterprise risk.

Expand your knowledge of the latest control, power and information technologies in the hands-on labs, technical sessions and forums;

See the newest innovations and solutions in over 150 exhibits from Rockwell Automation and our PartnerNetwork™ members;

Network with industry experts and peers.

HOW HISTORY, PRINCIPLES AND STANDARDS LED TO THE SAFETY PLC
19 May
2016

The process industries often deal with large quantities of flammable, explosive and hazardous chemicals, and they have a long history of incidents resulting in lost lives, lasting injuries and environmental as well as property damage.

Safety instrumentation is not exclusively an instrument and control engineering subject. Successful implementation of an SIS project depends on knowledge of other disciplines, as well as a well-defined safety management system within the company. Without proper support structures and a good understanding by all involved in defining safety requirements, safety instrumentation on its own will be unlikely to deliver the levels of safety expected of it.