Match Your Application Perfectly with Siemens Modular System

Processing, fitting, transporting. These and similar functions run on many automated production lines. With the extensive range of the SIRIUS modular system, you will find everything you need for switching, protecting, starting, and monitoring motors.

The components of the SIRIUS modular system offer maximum wiring flexibility. They can be connected easily via the corresponding SIRIUS 3RV29 infeed system or the 3RA68 infeed system in conjunction with the compact starter. Both systems are respectively available for other devices with screw-type and spring-loaded connection system.

For connection, individual circuit breakers, complete load feeders, or compact starters are simply clicked into the respective infeed system. Doing away with laborious wiring and fault risks, a complete feeder group is thus supplied with power.

Design highlights include:

  • Outstanding flexibility for assembly and expansions
  • Reduced space requirements in the control cabinet thanks to compact design
  • Infeed optionally from the left or right with conductor cross-sections of up to 70 mm2
  • Optional wiring duct between the feeders
  • Additional integration of further 1-, 2-, or 3-pole components via terminal block
  • Maximum current carrying capacity of 100 A
  • Integration of load feeders with screw-type and spring-loaded connection system
  • High vibration resistance, particularly with switching devices featuring the spring-loaded connection system
  • Time savings in terms of mounting thanks to easy plug-in connection system

To learn more, download the full brochure HERE,

SIRIUS 3RW5 Soft Starter – The Next Generation

Contributing author: Jason Miller, Business Developer, Siemens Industry, Inc.

Electric motors are significant in most industries; without them, your applications wouldn’t work. Motor pump liquids, transport heavy materials, move air masses, and support the processing of raw materials. Since motors are the leading unit in your facility, they should be durable and reliable with no chances of failure. SIRIUS soft starters do just this. They limit the starting current and torque to best fit your application.

The 3RW5 family of soft starters extends Siemens product range with market leading technology features for practically every user application. The 3RW5 family is a game changer allowing Siemens to broaden their market leadership in motor control applications.

Top benefits of the 3RW52 soft starter include:

  • Compact size (less than 8” deep up to 400HP)
  • Flexible HMI choices (install the high feature, standard, or omit the display)
  • Five available communication protocols (PB, PN, MB-TCP, EIP, MB-RTU)
  • Three phases controlled for application flexibility
  • Wide range of control voltages (24V AC/DC and 110-250V AC)
  • Selectable analog or thermistor input for optimal protection of motor and load

Multiple applications of the SIRIUS 3RW5 soft starter:

  • Pump cleaning and pump stopping mode
  • Electrical ruggedness
  • Condition monitoring
  • Automatic parameterization
  • Integrated braking functions

The digital transformation of industry is in full swing and Siemens’ latest generation of soft starters supports companies in fully embracing the potential of digitization. This is particularly beneficial when it comes to economic efficiency, making it faster and easier to achieve optimum results, with permanently high availability thanks to shorter downtimes.

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Siemens Answers Material Handling Solutions for Every Industry and Application

Contributing author: Mike Cizmar, Channel Account Manager with Siemens

Material handling could be considered a simple term for a sophisticated set of applications. Regardless of the level of intricacy, the ultimate goal is to move a physical object from point A to point B. All material handling systems require a few simple things: reliability, predictability, compactness, and flexibility.

Here is how Siemens answers those challenges:
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The interoperation of machine and material handling units is becoming more and more important. Handling modules are being increasingly implemented in the form of industrial robots or as integral handling solutions.

The advantage is clear: The machine and material handling functions can be controlled with a single system. Siemens provides innovative answers to new hardware and software requirements with control and drive systems, assuring highest product quality and maximum productivity, even with short product changeover cycles. The results are more efficient and more versatile production processes.

The requirements for handling tasks are numerous – from the basic functional scope, such as the simple positioners integrated into the drive through general motion control functions, to interpolating path axes for pick and place. Based on an extensive control and drive portfolio, Siemens can offer the most custom solution for your handling task.

  • Simple positioning and basic functions
  • Reliable monitoring of protection zones
  • Easy planning of the motion control

Whether it involves simple feed axes, complex mechanical systems with SIMOTION and the SINAMICS drive family you have the optimum platform for first-class handling solutions.

To learn more about Material Handling with Siemens, download the brochure HERE.

Simplify Drive Installation with SINAMIC Wall Mount Kits from Siemens

Contributing author: Rudy Hauser of Siemens Industry, Inc.

The new SINAMIC wall mount kits from Siemens allow simple, direct mounting of G120C compact and G120 PM240-2 modular drives. Designed for use with the latest SINAMICS drives, these low-cost kits are easy to install and conform to NEMA 1 and UL Type 1 standards.

Available in power ranges from ½ to 200 hp, and for voltages from 230V to 690V, the streamlined, compact design is consistent for all frame sizes and provides for simple interior mounting.

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Some highlights of the SINAMICS wall mount kits include:

  • Conforms to NEMA 1/UL Type 1 standards for interior installations
  • Accommodates all G120C/PM240-2/PM240P-2 power modules, control units and operator panels
  • Standardized design for optimum space utilization and for efficient side-by-side mounting with minimal clearances
  • Multiple conduit knockout holes provided for separate power, motor, and network cabling
  • Designed in accordance with the latest applicable UL 61800-5-1 standards for AC drives

Each wall mount kit provides best-in-class space savings and direct access to drive-mounted operator panels for simple commissioning, monitoring, and troubleshooting.

Click HERE to visit Siemens’ website for specific product information or download the brochure below.

Industrie 4.0 – What is it anyways?

Industrie 4.0 is Siemens moniker for the fourth industrial revolution, where the real world and the digital (or virtual) worlds collide. Linking people, things, and machines together and forming completely new manufacturing environments is the future of manufacturing.

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Chocolat Frey, a chocolate factory in Switzerland is a prime example of what Industrie 4.0 can look like. Orders placed on Twitter, then fulfilled, personalized and shipped without human intervention. To learn more about what Industrie 4.0 can look like and how it can be applied, click the article link below.

CLICK HERE to read the article.

 

 

SIMATIC Field PG M5

The SIMATIC Field PG M5 is now available with Siemens TIA Portal V15 engineering framework pre-installed. It is ideal for mobile operations in industrial facilities.

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Features Include:

  • Easy to configure, install and service
  • Rugged and lightweight design for mobility
  • Variety of interfaces available
  • Ready to go for immediate use

To learn more about the SIMATIC Field PG M5 CLICK HERE.

SIMOCODE pro: Multifunctional, Safe, and Reliable

IMOCODE pro from Siemens is a flexible, modular motor management system for low-voltage motors with constant speeds. Its preferred use is for the protection and control of pumps, gate valves, or valves.

Two series of devices allow flexible use depending on plant requirements: SIMOCODE pro S is the smart, compact entry-level solution for motor management in standard applications. It meets the most important requirements, e.g. for overload and thermistor motor protection, as well as ground-fault monitoring. SIMOCODE pro V, on the other hand, offers additional variable and intelligent functions such as voltage and frequency measurement or even fail-safe shutdown.

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Highlights of the SIMOCODE pro include:

  • Multifunctional, electronic full motor protection, independent of the automation system
  • Communication via PROFIBUS, PROFINET, PC, UA, Modbus, and EtherNet/IP
  • Detailed operational, service, and diagnostics data for flexible use
  • Versatile integration of process sensors such as temperature of fill level measurement
  • Easy installation and maintenance
  • Easy integration and diagnosis in the SIMATIC process control system by means of function blocks
  • Efficient, intuitive engineering thanks to integration of SIMOCODE ES into the TIA portal

The range of functions extends from simple current, voltage, and power measurement to the detection of rotational direction, or drive belt slippage or breakage, to the monitoring of pumps for dry running, filter clogging, and flow or fill levels – all in one system. With SIMOCODE pro, you benefit from extremely easy user guidance and high-level process quality, while keeping costs for planning, installation, operation, and maintenance to a minimum.

Click HERE for more information on SIMOCODE pro by Siemens.

Basic Box PC SIMATIC IPC327E and Additional Configurations

Siemens Basic Box PC SIMATIC IPC327E is now available with the following extended configuration options:

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  • Mass storage of 256 GB SSD or 500 GB HDD; or without storage
  • 4 or 8 GB of RAM
  • Windows 7 Ultimate operating system or without operating system
  • Stock variants also available

To read more about the additional configurations for the Basic Box PC SIMATIC IPC327E CLICK HERE.

SITRAIN: TIA Portal V15 Highlight – Web-based Training Available

Want to learn more about the TIA Portal V15? Siemens is now offering a complimentary 3-hour web-based training course on the new features of the TIA Portal V15. The webinar is available online.

You will learn the following:
  • Overview of TIA Portal V15 hardware and software innovations
  • New Functions
  • Available Option Packages
  • Screencast of topics for practical in-depth information

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*Click photo to continue to training. If you do not have Siemens account it will ask you to register.

 

SIMATIC Controller Central Processing Unit

Sophisticated Applications Addressed…

Siemens new Central Processing Unit additions to the SIMATIC S7-1500 family are suitable for applications with medium/high requirements with regards to processing speeds and size of the program.

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Key features of the 1516T-3 PN/DP model include::

  • Technology Integration Functions
  • Advanced Motion Control Functions
  • Integrated Security and System Diagnostics
  • Suitable for distributed configuration via PROFINET IO and PROFIBUS DP
  • Fail-safe option, the CPU S7-1516TF-3 PN/DP

To read more CLICK HERE.

SINAMICS S210 Servo Drive System

Rugged, Flexible, and Safe

The flexible and versatile SINAMICS S210 system is a single access AC/AC servo converter system, its high performance, and dynamic response is ideal for mid-range motion control applications.
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The SINAMICS S210 is ideal for the following applications:

 

  • Packaging machines
  • Handling equipment
  • Feed and withdrawal devices
  • Stacking units
  • Automatic assembly machines
  • Laboratory automation
  • Woodworking, glass and ceramic industries
  • Digital printing machines

To learn more about the SINAMICS S210 system, CLICK HERE.

SIRIUS ACT – Push Buttons and Signaling Devices

Contributing author: Rick Drake, Channel Account Manager, Siemens

Powerful machines need powerful controls. Siemens SIRIUS ACT offers a unique portfolio of elegantly designed 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.

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.

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

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.

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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!

 

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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.

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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.

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