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Project studies, technology trends, tips and tricks, and company announcements for your reading enjoyment.

Why Ignition Is Growing On Us

Since deciding to join the Ignition certified integrator program and investing in training, our engineers have really

30 Projects for 30 Years

Today marks 30 years of Patti Engineering.  Back in 1991, three weeks before Sam’s wedding day, he founded a

How Does a Neural Processing Unit Make AI Accessible to Manu...

The SIMATIC S7-1500 TM NPU (neural processing unit) is the new AI (artificial intelligence) module from Siemens. 

Why Virtual Commissioning?

Especially with visitor and safety restrictions over the last year, more of our customers have been requesting virtual commissioning

What Can Go Wrong When You Underestimate The Edge

We’ve all heard about the importance of The Cloud when it comes

Profibus Debugging

A customer was having a problem with their Profibus communication. The Profibus nodes were dropping out occasionally. This caused

Identifying Production Blocks Using MindSphere

Earlier this month, Sam Hoff, CEO presented at Siemens’ Realize LIVE Europe virtual conference.  In this case study, we

Coming Back from COVID Quarantine

A lifetime ago, back in March, we reached out to you all to ask: What can we do

The Role of Manufacturing During COVID-19

To our valued partners and customers,

During these unprecedented times, I’ve been thinking about our industry. While things are changing

Rockwell to Siemens HMI Conversion

Control conversions happen all of the time when new tooling is replaced in plants. Cost is always a factor

Patti Project Process

If you’ve never worked with us or if it’s been a while, you might be wondering what to expect.  

Every

Solving Obsolescence with a Virtual Machine

If you are running a facility using Phoenix Contact VLC, you know you are about to hit a big