SIRIUS ACT – Push Buttons and Signaling Devices

Contributing author: Rick Drake, Channel Account Manager, Siemens

Powerful machines need powerful controls. Siemens SIURIUS ACT offers a unique portfolio of elegantly design push buttons, indicator lights, and switches that provide all the performance you are looking for.

Constructed with genuine metal and high-grade plastics, engineered with smart functions and communication capabilities, these new push buttons, indicator lights, and switches have been extreme element tested to ensure reliability for your most mission critical operations

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SIRIUS ACT is highlighted by its:

  • Modern Design (elegant product design and high-quality material)
  • Ease of use (takes the concept of sophistication in simplicity to the next level)
  • Extreme robust frame (reliable for when things get rough)
  • Flexible communication (flexibility via AS-I, IO-Link, and Profinet)

In the food and beverage industry, the sensor switch is utilized. The most important concept for this specific industry is to ensure the highest hygienic conditions. With the SIRIUS ACT sensor switch, companies can integrate a durable, clean alternative to the standard pushbutton in their workplace.

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Additionally, the SIRIUS ACT sensor switch operates successfully when the user is wearing gloves. Due to the capacitive proximity switch, the human body is used as a dielectric. As the user contacts the sensor switch, the gain in capacitance along the surface of the switch produces a signal. This signal can be used to control machinery or other operations.

Lean more about the SIRIUS ACT and features HERE or visit SIRIUS ACT on Siemens website HERE.

For more information about how SIRIUS ACT products can help with your needs, contact a SE Automation account manager at 1-877-639-0602 or visit www.seawi.com.

25 Years of SITOP

170209-sitop-25jahre-kv-heartbeat-rgbThis year marks the 25th birthday of Siemens SITOP. To Celebrate, Siemens is offering (a one time) 25% discount off the regular price of the individual components for the entire year (2018).

There are two Anniversary packages available to purchase that easily integrate into your existing automation system:

Power Supply with Selective Protection:

  • SITOP PSU100S
  • SITOP PSE200U

Power Supply System for Industrie 4.0:

  • SITOP PSU8600
  • SITOP BUF8600

View SITOP Special Offer Flyer

New SIMATIC IPC377E Basic Panel PC – Cost-optimized Solutions in the Industrial Environment

simatic-ipc377e_1Siemens new SIMATIC IPC377E BAsic Panel PC is a complete solution, you get a SIMATIC Industrial PC as well as a sleek, yet rugged single-touch display available in 3 sizes (12, 15 and 19 inch).

Powerful and easy to integrate the SIMATIC IPC377E is an economical and reliable choice for all of your industrial applications.

Highlights

Latest PC technology

  • Intel Celeron Quad Core processor (N3160, 1.6 GHz)
  • 4 GB work memory – expandable up to 8 GB
  • 1 x mPCIe and 1x mSATA for flexible extensions
  • Connection of 2 additional displays possible

Industrial displays with modern design

  • Analog resistive touch displays in widescreen format in sizes 12″, 15″ and 19″
  • Flexible installation – horizontal or vertical, built-in or VESA
  • Metal surround for protection from damage

Multiple interfaces

  • 4x COM (RS 232/RS 485/RS 422)
  • 4x USB – 2 of which are USB 3.0
  • 2 x Gbit LAN (teaming-capable)
  • 1 x DisplayPort & 1 x VGA

Made for Industry & SIMATIC quality

  • Fanless, closed industrial design (front IP65, IP40 enclosure)
  • Run-in tested for fast and smooth commissioning
  • Certified for worldwide use

Low-cost solutions and fast availability

SIMATIC HMI Comfort Outdoor Panels

Siemens new SIMATIC HMI Comfort Outdoor Panels were created for applications in the most demanding conditions.  With a temperature range from -30 °C to +60 °C, this HMI can be used in a wide range of environments. From a refrigerated warehouse to a desert region.

The panels also feature:

  • High vibration and shock resistance, for example for use in vehicles or in the stamping machine and press sector
  • Panel front in IP66 for high degree of protection against dust and water penetration, for example for use in the mining industry or on ships
  • High UV resistance for long-term availability of function and optics, for example when used in mountain regions or close to the equator
  • Bonded display (as tough as laminated safety glass) for maximum protection against air humidity (90%), condensation and thermal stresses, for example for use in tropical zones

Coming Soon! TIA Portal V15

With the new version of the TIA Portal V15 (Totally Integrated Automation Portal), Siemens is extending its engineering framework to include a range of new practical digitalization functions to shorten engineering times. The main features of the innovations are extension of the application possibilities, expansion of the digitalization portfolio, standardization and higher engineering efficiency.

Features of the expanded application include:

  • New version of the TIA Portal V15 engineering framework with emphasis on applications, digitalization portfolio and engineering efficiency
  • Applications enhanced with high-level language programming, integration of additional drive systems and handling functions
  • Widening of the digitalization portfolio to include OPC UA functionalities and virtual commissioning
  • Standardization and higher engineering efficiency with teamwork, as well as expanded diagnostics of machines and systems

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For Full Press Release Click Here

 

 

Software Update Service

Efficiency is of the utmost importance when it comes to getting your work done, and having the latest tools is one variable to your productivity. Having access to the newest features of your software programs is vital and Siemens keeps that and you in mind with their Software Update Service.

Siemens Software Update Service (SUS) keeps your software current by automatically sending you the latest software updates for your current Siemens software programs. This is not only a convenient option for you, but inexpensive as well.

So they question we ask you is, why wait when you can get it NOW?

Siemens offers delivery to your location or the even faster option to download the software. Get your updates electronically with their Online Software Delivery (OSD):

  • Current and available around the clock: All released versions of the software at the click of a button
  • Fast: Start using the software immediately after you buy it
  • Reliable: As reliable as traditional software distribution by regular mail, but much faster.
  • Environmentally friendly: No impact on the environment from packaging and shipping.

Order your new Software Update Service now or switch from your existing SUS with physical delivery to the download variant using the SUS Manager (www.siemens.com/susmanager).

If you have any questions regarding this service please contact us today!

TIA Portal V14

Siemens has recently released a new version of the Totally Integrated Automation Portal.  New release includes a large variety of new functions for different parts of the Portal: Step 7, Step 7 Safety, WinCC, SINAMCS StartDrive, SIMOTION Scout.
TIA Portal V14 offers multiple new features including:
– Multiuser Engineering
– Teamcenter Gateway
– Cloud Connector and more…

The chart below shows overview of the all new options in V14:
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Existing users can take advantage of multiple ways to upgrade their software to V14, like:
– SUS (Software Update Service) which has been extended to Nov/19/2016;
– One time software upgrade from one of the previous versions to the most current on;.
– Power packs which allow user to upgrade the functionality from version Basic to Professional.

For new users Siemens offers download of the 21-days trial version of the software.

To obtain more information or order the software please contact us at http://www.seawi.com/contact-us/.

SE Automation Wins Third Bronze Eagle in a Row

SE Automation is pleased to announce that our organization has won its third Bronze Eagle Award in a row for Siemens’ 2014 fiscal year. This is also the fourth Bronze Eagle for SE Automation overall and the fifth for the Standard Electric Family of Companies. The award is bestowed upon the top tier distributors in each region based upon sales growth and market participation with Siemens personnel. This is a very prestigious award that is awarded to the top two distributors in a region, with only ten being awarded across the entire country.

We would like to extend a thank you to all of our customers who allowed us to take part in their success throughout last year. We’d also like to congratulate our team of dedicated engineers and associates who have helped SE Automation remain a premier distributor for Siemens once again in 2014.

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LockDox

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LockDox is a secure file sharing service brought to you by WatchDox, the leader in enterprise file sync and sharing. WatchDox believes everyone should be able to share files with security, tracking and control. Synchronize files from your desktop, SharePoint, and other systems. Access your files across mobile, web, and OS platforms. Collaborate securely with colleagues and partners. Setup folders, invite members, and set controls on who can view, download, edit and upload contentTake your desktop on the road. Access, edit and annotate your files while mobile. Any changes you make sync automatically back to your desktop.

Click Here for more information on LockDox

ImPCRemote

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imPcRemote is a remote support tool that enables instant, secure, and trouble-free connections between remote computers over the web.

This service is oriented not only towards large and medium sized businesses, but also towards the needs of small firms and ordinary PC users. It offers an easily available, cheap solution to remotely assist clients and relatives on WindowsLinux and MacOSX platforms.

This cost-effective solution enables you to:

  • remotely control a desktop anywhere in the world
  • organize remote computers into groups
  • give your subordinates control over groups and remote PCs
  • display remote desktops and give their users help
  • transfer files between remote and local computers
  • send and receive text chat messages
  • connect to several remote desktops at the same time

Firewalls, proxies and NAT configuration are not necessary.
Save time and money, manage your job from your home or office!

 

Click here for more information on ImPCRemote

SignUpGenius

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If you are a group leader and find yourself organizing volunteers, meals, service projects, or events… SignUpGenius wants to make your life a lot simpler! Now you can coordinate it all online… FREE!

  • EASY: Set it up and let your members sign up at their convenience
  • FLEXIBLE: Sign up creators can also sign people up themselves
  • EFFICIENT: Store an address book of your group for future sign ups
  • POWERFUL: Export your sign up data to a spreadsheet for use offline
  • SMART: Automated email reminders make sure no one forgets
  • HELPFUL: Send emails to those who signed up or those who didn’t

Click here for more information on SignUpGenius

 

CutePDF

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Portable Document Format (PDF) is the de facto standard for the secure and reliable distribution and exchange of electronic documents and forms around the world.  CutePDF Writer is the free version of commercial PDF converter software. CutePDF Writer installs itself as a “printer subsystem”. This enables virtually any Windows applications (must be able to print) to convert to professional quality PDF documents – with just a push of a button!

Click here for more information on CutePDF

Classic Shell

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Classic Shell™ is free software that improves your productivity, enhances the usability of Windows and empowers you to use the computer the way you like it. The main features are:

  • Highly customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins
  • Quick access to recent, frequently-used, or pinned programs
  • Find programs, settings, files and documents
  • Start button for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
  • Toolbar and status bar for Windows Explorer
  • Caption and status bar for Internet Explorer

Click here for more information about Classic Shell

Sinamics V20 – Cost Effective, Easy to Use

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The Sinamics V20 is the cost effective and versatile inverter for basic demands.

Today, in an increasing number of applications in plant and machinery construction, individual automation and drive solutions are demanded that automate simple motion sequences with low associated requirements. With its compact SINAMICS V20, the basic performance inverter, Siemens offers a simple and cost-effective drive solution for these types of applications. SINAMICS V20 sets itself apart with its quick commissioning times, ease of operation, robustness and cost-efficiency. With four frame sizes, it covers a power range extending from 0.12 kW up to 15 kW (1/6 hp up to 20 hp). 

 

Minimize your costs

Engineering, commissioning and operating costs as well as those in operation must be kept as low as possible. You have precisely the right answer with our SINAMICS V20. To increase energy efficiency, the inverter is equipped with a control technique to achieve optimum energy efficiency through automatic flux reduction. Not only this, it displays the actual energy consumption and has additional, integ rated energy-saving functions. This allows energy consumption to be slashed drastically.

 

Key Features

 

– Motor speed can be regulated, which allows a reduction of energy costs in basic applications
– Equipped with power optimized control method (ECO Mode) which adapts the magnetic blocks within the motor to the corresponding operating point
– Frost and condensation protection prevents moisture in motors under extreme environmental conditions
– Higher productivity with uninterrupted production due to Keep Running Mode
– Exchange of regenerative energy via the DC link
– Direct control of mechanical holding brake
– Broken belt detection by monitoring the load torque
– High availability through automatic restart and flying restart after power failures

 

 

Click here to browse the Sinamics V20 Family

 

 

 

Need to Quickly Implement an Application at a Favorable Price?

 

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Easy to install
• Push-through and wall mounting –
side-by-side possible for both
• USS and Modbus RTU at terminals
• Integrated braking chopper for 7.5 kW to 15 kW
(10 hp up to 20 hp)

Easy to use
• Parameter loading without power supply
• Integrated application and connection macros
• Keep Running Mode for uninterrupted operation
• Wide voltage range, advanced cooling design and
coated PCBs increase robustness

Easy to save money
• ECO mode for V/f, V2/f
• Hibernation mode
• DC coupling

 

 

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

Typical Applications

 

 

 Browse Sinamics V20 Products

 

 

For more information on Sinamics V20 Basic Inverters, please contact your Standard Electric Account Manager

Sinamics V20 Drives for Basic Applications

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Siemens now offers a simple and cost-effective drive solution with its compact SINAMICS V20 Basic Performance inverter.

 

The SINAMICS V20 sets itself apart as a result of its quick commissioning times, ease of operation, robustness and cost-efficiency. With four frame sizes, it covers a power range extending from 0.12 kW up to 15 kW.

MINIMIZE YOUR COSTS

Engineering, commissioning and operating costs as well as those in operation must be kept as low as possible. You have precisely the right answer with our SINAMICS V20. To increase energy efficiency, the inverter is equipped with a control technique to achieve optimum energy efficiency through automatic flux reduction. Not only this, it displays the actual energy consumption and has additional, integ rated energy-saving functions. This allows energy consumption to be slashed drastically.

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For more information on stock and pricing, please contact your Standard Electric Account Manager

Libre Office

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LibreOffice is community-driven and developed software which is a project of the not-for-profit organization, The Document Foundation.

The LibreOffice software is developed by users, just like you, who believe in the principles of free software and in sharing their work with the world in a non-restrictive way. At the core of these principles is the promise of better-quality, highly-reliable and secure software that gives you greater flexibility at zero cost. Beyond this, the driving factor behind the community is personal choice and transparency, which translates practically into wider compatibility, more utility and no end-user lock-in to using just one product.

Click here for more information on Libre Office

RouterPasswords

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RouterPasswords.com provides quick access for technicians to default passwords used on routers, default web logins, CCTV systems and other electronic devices.

RouterPasswords is the largest free online database of default router passwords. Our database is maintained by the online community and constantly updated by visitors like yourself submitting new passwords.

Click here for more information on RouterPasswords

Jotti’s Malware Scan

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Jotti’s malware scan is a free online service that enables you to scan suspicious files with several anti-virus programs. Scanners used are Linux versions; detection differences with Windows versions of the same scanners may occur due to implementation differences. There is a 25MB limit per file. Keep in mind that no security solution offers 100% protection, not even when it uses several anti-virus engines (for example, this scan service).

Click here for more information on Jotti’s Malware Scan

Animoto

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Animoto is a video creation service (online and mobile) that makes it easy and fun for anyone to create and share extraordinary videos using their own pictures, video clips, words and music.

Simply upload your pictures and video clips, choose your style, add words and music, and click the “produce video” button. Then, Animoto’s cinematic technology does its magic and in minutes brings it all to life with a beautifully orchestrated production you can share with family and friends.

Click here for more information on Animoto

Coursera

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Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Our technology enables our partners to teach millions of students rather than hundreds. Classes offered on Coursera are designed to help you master the material. When you take one of our classes, you will watch lectures taught by world-class professors, learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises. When you join one of our classes, you’ll also join a global community of thousands of students learning alongside you.

Click here for more information on Coursera

KeePass Password Safe

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KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).

Click here for more information on KeePass

MiMedia

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MiMedia makes it easy to secure, access, and share your digital life. MiMedia provides automatic online backup and sync giving you the best of both worlds. Securing files in your online storage account is simple. Then enjoy unparalleled on demand access to your digital life from anywhere. Listen to your music, play videos, view photo galleries, or access any file instantly. Enjoy it all on the go with MiMedia’s free mobile app.

Click here for more information on MiMedia

Secunia

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The Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) is a free computer security solution that identifies vulnerabilities in non-Microsoft (third-party) programs which can leave your PC open to attacks. Simply put, it scans software on your system and identifies programs in need of security updates to safeguard your PC against cybercriminals. It then supplies your computer with the necessary software security updates to keep it safe. The Secunia PSI even automates the updates for your insecure programs, making it a lot easier for you to maintain a secure PC.

Click here for more information on Secunia

Qualys BrowserCheck

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Qualys BrowserCheck is a cloud service that scans your browsers and plugins to see if they’re all up-to-date. It’s an “online checkup” that relieves you from having to manually chase the constantly-shifting landscape of patches and updates to determine what you should be using. BrowserCheck identifies which browsers and plugins are used on your computer and whether newer versions have been released by vendors. On PCs running Microsoft Windows XP or later, BrowserCheck can also verify that important OS settings are enabled and Windows security updates are being received.

Click here for more information on Qualys BrowserCheck

How to Create “God Mode” on your Computer

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It may be hyperbolically named, but Windows 7’s God Mode is indeed omnipresent. It conveniently puts hundreds of settings from all around the operating system all in one place.

To turn on God Mode, create a new folder on your desktop, or anywhere you’d like and name it: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}. Don’t include the final period. The resulting folder will contain 270 items, representing virtually every configurable option in Windows 7.