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Rockwell to Siemens HMI Conversion

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

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

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

Rockwell to Siemens HMI Conversion
Strong Water and Wastewater System Backbone Affords Later Im...
Hill Country Bakery Case Study

Challenge
Hill Country Bakery had a distribution center that housed both ingredients and products. The distribution center had multiple

Minor Upgrades, Major Improvement

Blog post by Ryan Goad, Controls Engineer

A couple of years ago, we completed a major retrofit of a

Tips and Tricks for Programming Wonderware SCADA System Soft...

Blog Post by Quincy Washington

Patti Engineering works with the world’s leading suppliers of robust and powerful industrial automation SCADA

What is the Cost of Waiting to Replace Obsolete Systems or D...

Blog post by Lynn Minard, Director of Finance

When thinking about replacing or completing maintenance on an obsolete system, the

6 Safety Tips Every New Engineer Should Know

Manufacturing and industrial facilities are laden with a diverse spectrum of risks. The work environment is fast-paced with many

Tips for Learning New PLC Software

Blog post by Daniel Miller

As system integrators, there are multiple times when you will be tasked to learn