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.
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 HEREor visit SIRIUS ACT on Siemens website HERE.
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:
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.
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.