Upgrade Communication Opportunities When You Upgrade Your Firmware

Upgrade Your Communication Opportunities When You Upgrade Your Firmware

ET 200SPSiemens new V5.0.3 firmware release maximizes the communication potential for the ET 200SP. By upgrading, customers can now use this MultiFieldbus Interface Module to connect controllers using PROFINET and EtherNet/IP.

Prior to the release, applications were limited to Modbus TCP connections. These new fieldbus protocols open the door for end users who occasionally use other EtherNet-based I/O systems in addition to PROFINET.

Using the MultiFieldbus Configuration Tool, engineers can easily implement the ET 200SP Station:

  1. Configure station (configuration and parameter assignment, comparable with TIA Portal HW Config).
  2. Transfer project to device (MF-IM).
  3. Configure device in the engineering system of the Modbus TCP controller (addressing). The MFCT provides the files required

Questions? Contact our Engineering Team!


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ET200S, ET200M, S7-300 Lifecycle & Migration Announcement

Siemens is committed to providing the best products and services in automation for its customers that will hold up with technology over time. As part of an effort to provide long-term solutions, Siemens will be migrating their ET200S, ET200M, and S7-300 product families to newer systems that allow for greater adaptability in the future.  Continue reading

Siemens TIA Portal Weekly Webinar Series

Siemens TIA Portal Weekly Webinar Series

Siemens latest weekly webinar series offers a look into the TIA Portal and how customers can maximize their usage of the platform. Below are upcoming training opportunities and a list of pre-recorded webinars to expand your knowledge of Siemens’ TIA Portal. Check back weekly for updated classes and recordings! Continue reading

EVENT: Panel Building Days

Thursday, May 14 Siemens is hosting a one-day workshop focused on the design and engineering of industrial control panels for today’s market.

The Panel Building Days event will be located at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino between 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM. There is no cost to attend this workshop. Siemens will cover important topics for control panel standards in the US and recent changes that have occurred.

To register for this event, click here.

Siemens event agenda

SIPLUS CMS

Monitoring for Inefficiencies with the SIPLUS CMS

By: Griffin buckley

P_SP01_XX_00294iMaximize your productivity with the SIPLUS CMS from Siemens. By monitoring the conditions of mechanical components on your machines, you can decrease unnecessary downtime that occur due to parts needing to be serviced.

Through base line measurements, the SIPLUS CMS measures and monitors vibrations to inform customers when an issue arises, life expectancy of hardware, or damage to machines.

Benefits and Features:

  • Simple system configuration
  • Longer lifecycle time
  • Easy diagnostics
  • Connection to cloud solutions
  • Predictable maintenance and repair

Like what you see? Request a quote!

SINAMICS S210 Servo Drive System

By: Griffin Buckley

sinamics-s210-servo-drive-systemThe SINAMICS S210 combines the power of the SIMOTICS S-1FK2 servomotor with a single-axis converter to deliver a compact and easy to handle drive system. With a power range of 50 to 7000 W, the SINAMICS S210 leverages its strength in precise positioning applications and motion control.

Strengths:

  • Versatile
  • Precise
  • Safe

Applications:

  • Packaging
  • Handling
  • Conveyor Systems
  • Wood and Ceramic Processing
  • Digital Printing

Like what you see? Request a quote!



DALI-2 Multimaster Module

Siemens’ DALI-2 Multimaster Module CM 1xDALI

BY: GRIFFIN BUCKLEY

P_ST70_XX_08498iIt’s never been easier to control, diagnose, or parameter assign luminaries and sensors until now. With Siemens’ DALI-2 multimaster module, you can monitor up to 64 luminaries and 63 sensors through a 2-wire bus line. Its compatibility with LED modules, fluorescent lamps, discharge lamps, low-voltage halogen lamps, and more makes the DALI-2 an increasingly popular module in modern lighting applications.

Benefits and Features:

  • Easy wiring with 2-wire line
  • LED display for errors, operation, and supply voltage
  • Configuration of up to 64 luminaries and 63 sensors

Applications:

  • Tunnel lighting
  • Hallway lighting
  • Ship lighting

Like what you see? Request a quote!

The SIMATIC Drive Controller

Motion Control and Drive Control in One Compact Format

By: Griffin Buckley

simatic-drive-controller-motion-controlSiemens’ SIMATIC Drive Controller takes the power of the SIMATIC S7-1500 controller and pairs it with the S120 drive system to bring communication interfaces and integrated technology I/Os into one automation solution. This easy-to-use controller utilizes one SIMATIC memory card to simplify engineering and increase efficiency.

Industries perfect for the SIMATIC Drive Controller:

  • Packaging
  • Printing
  • Textile
  • Plastics

Features and Benefits:

  • Ultra-compact controller and drive system
  • Scalability made easy for all performance classes
  • Powerful to suit high-end applications
  • Integrated safety functions
  • Easy to use

Like what you see? Request a quote!

SIMATIC Drive Controller Overview Video

The DP Contactor

Siemens Brings Back Definite Purpose Contactors

By: Griffin Buckley

After a brief discontinuation, Siemens brings back Class 42 and Class 45 Definite Purpose Contactors.  As of November 12, 2019, the Siemens-invented Definite Purpose Contactors is available to order using original part numbers and matching the exact fit, form, and function of the previously available contactors.

Due to the rise in material costs and a diseconomy of scale, Siemens temporarily discontinued the Definite Purpose Contactors despite their increased demand and Class 45popularity back in 2011. Today, the DP Contactors return without the Class 34 2-Speed DP, Class 44 Reversing DP, or Class 16 DP Starter, which can now be filled with NEMA or IEC products.

DP Contactor features:

  • Compact size
  • Quiet operation
  • Completely enclosed body and coil
  • Visual contact position indication
  • Power terminations
    • Quick connects
    • 30A: screws
    • 40A and above: box lugs
  • Durable metal back plate
  • Weld-resistant silver cadmium oxide contacts
  • Class F coil insulationClass 42

Class 45:

  • 1-pole with shunt bar in 30 and 40 amps
  • 2-pole in 30 and 40 amps

Class 42:

  • 2-pole in 30 and 40 amps
  • 3-pole in 30 to 90 amps
  • Snap-on auxiliary contacts
  • Replacement coils available

Siemens’ Definite Purpose Contactors have been developed for HVAC, refrigeration, fans, blowers, and welders for OEMs and manufacturers of machinery. Give us a call at 1-888-776-8222 for more on information on ordering and replacements of Siemens products.

EVENT: Control Panel Symposium 2019

On December 12th, Siemens will be hosting a free online symposium on all things control panels. The full-day event will feature 45-minute seminars presented by industry experts on topics ranging from Communication in the Control Cabinet to Efficient Engineering with Siemens.

Attendees are encouraged to join in on the conversation by live chatting and asking questions during seminars. Registration for the Control Panel Online Symposium is FREE, but requires registration online at: www.siemens.com/controlpanel-symposium.

For a better look at the upcoming classes offered, download the Control Panel Symposium 2019 Agenda.

Welcome, Todd Mogensen

SE Automation would like to introduce Todd Mogensen, our latest expert joining the Application Specialist engineers in Appleton, WI. Todd’s 20 years of experience in application engineering makes him an asset to the SE Automation team, delivering quality service and educated solutions.

Todd Mogensen will be joining our Siemens Technology Teams, specializing in:

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  • Drives & Motion Solutions
  • Human Machine Interface
  • Industrial Computers
  • Industrial Networks
  • Distributed I/O
  • Micro Automation Solutions
To contact Todd Mogensen, email tmogensen@seawi.com or call 920-735-8667

SE Automation, a Standard Electric Supply Co., in business since 2004, is committed to offering you, the customer, the quality services and products which you require to successfully run your business.

 

THUNDER BUNDLE – Lightning automation components for storm sorcerers

Are you paying too much for your basic automation system? The Siemens Thunder bundles consist of a basic controller, HMI panel, and power supply. Let us prove to you that you don’t need to pay premium for a state-of-the-art basic automation system. Choose from three different bundles which include the following products: KTP 400 basic KTP 700 Basic S7-1200 SITOP PSU 100C SITOP PSU 8200

LEARN MORE HERE

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SIMATIC S7-1200 LUNCH AND LEARN – October 23, 25, and 29

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Join us and we’ll show you a feature-packed SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC system and how to save time and money on your next project! Attend the S7-1200 Lunch and Learn for a hands-on trial!

• S7-1200 PLC feature overview
• Expansion options
• Communication capabilities
• Programming
• Visualization

To register visit our events page; CLICK HERE

INDUSTRY ONLINE SUPPORT APP – Optimal Support Anywhere!

Get the information and solutions that you’d normally search for on the Siemens Service and Support web page on your tablet or mobile device with Siemens Industry Online Support App.

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App Functions:
•  Scan product and EAN codes for technical and graphic information.
•  Send requests to Tech Support
•  Troubleshoot failures
•  Scan and Photo function
•  Transfer PDFs to external library

 

Download the Siemens Industry Online Support App today!

SITOP PSU6200 – All Around Power Supply for a Wide Range of Applications

Experience the start of a new chapter in the world of standard power supplies with the SITOP PSU6200 all-around power supply. Whether you’re a builder or operator of control panels, machines, or plants, all users benefit from the ingenious functions and features of the new SITOP PSU6200 product line – throughout the entire lifecycle, from planning and engineering to installation and operation.

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SIMATIC Notifier – Intelligent apps for operator control, monitoring, & maintenance

Response time is essential to maintaining production, but maintenance and operations can’t always be at their desks or next to the HMI. Now, Siemens’ SIMATIC Notifier app sends automation system alerts direct to your smartwatch or other mobile devices. Never miss a fault notification again! Continue reading

INTERACTIVE WHITE PAPER – Selecting the Optimum Safety Solution

As safety-control systems become more common in machine/industrial environments and as the automation tasks get more complicated, more solutions are becoming available. Choosing the right one is crucial. This interactive guide compares safety-control systems solutions, highlighting the benefits of safety PLCs.

SEA_InteractiveWhen designing your safety system, you should consider:
•  Number of safety functions
•  System-design time
•  Potential for system modification/expansion
•  Downtime tolerance
•  Overall cost: Initial and ongoing

 

For more on safety and finding the right solution for you, read more here.

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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A Simatic S7-1500 controller controls
the Kuka robot using the TIA Portal library.

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 https://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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