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Retrofitting a Siemens ET 200x with ET 200pro

Challenge
As part of a retool, a customer was looking to upgrade their Siemens ET 200x field devices.  This legacy

A More Flexible Facility through Digitalization

In many ways and for many reasons, facilities are being asked to become nimbler and adapt to change more

Webinar: Line Balancing and Error Reduction Using RFID at As...

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM CT, John Shipley will be joining Automation World to present

Improving Work Station Efficiency with Plant Simulation

Virtually testing improvements in your plant allows you to test changes with just a few clicks.

Siemens Tecnomatix® Plant

Machine Vision System Factors

There are many factors to consider when deciding on a vision system in your automation system.  Three of the

Introducing CNC Predictive Maintenance MindSphere App

This week, we released our first app on the MindSphere Store.  MindSphere is the open cloud-based IoT operating system

Tips for Working with Legacy Technology On Site

Here’s the situation: you are on site, working on a project. You have encountered equipment that is nearly as

Software Etiquette

When writing software, it’s important to write code that is organized and contains descriptive comments. This helps the code

What is RTLS?

Note: In March 2018, Siemens acquired the leader in RTLS technology, Agilion. 

Have you ever spent hours searching your

Introducing Our Indianapolis Office!

Last month, we officially opened our brick and mortar office in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Our Indiana presence has been

Same Old Problem, Brand New Solution

Article by Ian Mogab

Old equipment is a staple on the plant floors of any manufacturer that has been running

2018 Career Fairs

Our team will be visiting college campuses this fall near each of our three offices.  Patti Engineering will also