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Converting Siemens Automation S5 Legacy Control System to S7 Platform

AUBURN HILLS, MI – January 23, 2014 – Patti Engineering, a leader in control system integration, today released details of a control system upgrade project in progress where its team of expert Siemens engineers is providing services to Oetiker’s U.S. based manufacturing facility in Marlette, MI. The project consists of upgrading equipment with the latest Siemens Simatic S7 control platform.

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Siemens S7 platform offers technological and economic advantages. Oetiker’s investment in migrating equipment controls to the S7 control platform will ultimately improve plant efficiency. Machine downtime will be reduced and the machines functionality, maintainability, and scalability will be greatly improved. “Oetiker is a conscientious company and is proactive in upgrading our equipment to best support our customers” explains Bruce Christensen, Production Manager, Oetiker U.S.

“As a certified Siemens Solution Partner, we often act as a pioneer in converting machines, integrating new technology into older systems.” explained Sam Hoff, executive vice president, Patti Engineering. “It’s a wise decision to migrate to Siemens S7.”

In working with Oetiker, Patti Engineering brings the necessary expertise and preparation required for a labor intensive project. Patti Engineering is a CSIA Certified control system integrator and is the only Siemens Automation Solution Partner in the State of Michigan. Patti Engineering is among a select group of system integrators across the country with highly trained engineers, having completed the rigorous Siemens Global Technical Certification in the Simatic Technology areas of S7 PLCs, Simatic HMIs and Simatic Networking. Its employees bring exceptional expertise to complex conversion projects.

For more information on converting to S7 PLC controllers, please contact us.