3VA UL Large Frame Circuit Breaker: High-Voltage Protection You Can Rely On

SE Automation and Siemens would like to introduce the 3VA UL Large Frame Circuit Breaker: the newest circuit breaker for high-current applications. The 3VA UL Circuit Breaker’s compatibility with various smart systems allows for an improved work process.

Providing circuit overcurrent protection that promises to perform as efficiently as Siemen’s Sentron and Senstrip lines, the 3VA Circuit Breakers are easy to install, requires minimal configuration, and are compatible with an extensive library of accessories. So, whether your system is built front or door-mounted, you’re covered.

With the 3VA Series of Circuit Breakers, the data you need is right at your fingertips. They are communication ready and compliant with global standards and certifications. They are compatible with Modbus, Profibus, and Profinet and allow you to plan with extensive CAD data. Offering both thermal-magnetic trip units, and inverse time-current characteristics, the 3VA Circuit Breaker’s use of thermal-magnetic tripping devices allows for fully automatic operation.

For 25 years, Siemens has been at the forefront of circuit breaker technology. This makes the 3VA Circuit Breaker “the next great addition” to their extensive product line and allows for simple installation whether you’re using a new or legacy system.

Features & Benefits:

  • UL 100% ratings available in 1.200 A and 1.600 A frame sizes
  • DAS+ Arc Energy Reduction as a standard feature in all ETU versions – US National Electric Code compliant
  • Circuit breakers equipped with ETU and LCD display are communication-ready; additional communication modules are not required. Circuit breakers with TMTU are also available
  • The mechanical platform is based on the predecessor 3VL design with 25 years of installed base and proven reliability
  • Full suite of external accessories including connection technology, mounting bases, external circuit breaker operators, interlocks, and test devices
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Version 18 of the Siemens TIA Portal Suite

SE Automation is excited to announce the release of Version 18 of the Siemens TIA Portal Suite. V18 was introduced at the SPS (international tradeshow in Germany) on November 8-10. Those that are on current Software Update Service (SUS) contracts will receive the new version shortly. 

Use the link below to view the the press release that includes high-level details about what enhancements have been made: https://press.siemens.com/global/en/pressrelease/tia-portal-v18-enables-more-efficient-and-flexible-automation-engineering

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Guess What’s Coming: Re-Release of Sinamics S-210 Servo Drive!

SE Automation enthusiastically featured the Siemens Sinamics S210 and the 1FK2 Servomotor family of products. They perfectly pair with the S7 PLC family for smaller motion control capabilities to complete the PLC-based motion control platform. Due to the unpredictable worldwide supply chain interruptions, Siemens had to place a hold on the S210 product line. 

During this interim period, Siemens has made design modifications, as well as developed a strategy for the re-release of this product family. They also have advised that the design modifications are satisfactorily progressing. We can expect to receive a limited release of this product line in the FIRST CALENDAR QUARTER OF 2023. Components of the re-release strategy include new hardware design, firmware creation, manufacturing process, and stocking levels.

Be assured that you, our valued customer, will be immediately informed as details unfold.

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Siemens Sinamics G120XE Enclosed Drive: Fit for the Future

SE Automation and Siemens are offering the Sinamics G120XE, the newly engineered variable speed drive system. The G120XE is designed specifically for industrial pump, fan, and compressor applications. They are now available for the Frame Size G ratings of 250 HP, 300 HP, and 400 HP at 480V. The system is available in NEMA 1 and 12 configurations and UL listed to UL508A with easy setup and use of Sinamics G120XE drive.  Attention to detail is evident in the design of the drive. The enclosure ventilation fans are controlled via a relay to run only when needed.  Not only does this save energy costs, but it also reduces noise levels in the electrical room.

Features & Benefits:

  • Operable with either light or high overload duties
  • Circuit breaker disconnect
  • Intelligent operator panel
  • Top or bottom cable entry

Depending upon power ratings, the drive enclosure is either a wall-mounted box or a free-standing enclosure. The most common standard options can be accommodated in the base enclosure. A few options including output filters and reduced voltage soft start (RVSS) bypass require an add-on or separate options enclosure.

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Coming Soon: Version 18 of the Siemens TIA Portal Suite

SE Automation is anxiously awaiting the release of Version 18 of the Siemens TIA Portal Suite. The planned release for this version is at the upcoming SPS (international tradeshow in Germany) in November. Those that are on current Software Update Service (SUS) contracts will receive the new version shortly after its release. 

If you are currently on an active SUS, then sit back and wait for the release.  If you are not or are not sure, please give us a call and we can help you to make sure that you are in the queue for software delivery.

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SIMATIC IPC520A Tensorbox: It Walks the Walk

SE Automation and Siemens are happy to announce the launch of the new SIMATIC IPC520A Tensorbox; an IPC platform used for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). This system is equipped alongside a powerful CPU with Nvidia technology, that allows high-performance processing of neural networks. Add SIMATIC quality of high reliability for industry, and there isn’t much else you can ask for.

Features and Benefits:

  • 6-core NVIDIA Carmel ARM®v8.2 64-bit CPU (1.43 GHz)
  • NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX GPU (384 GPU cores)
  • 8 GB of work memory
  • 16 GB of mass storage (eMMC)
  • Fanless, closed industrial design (IP20)
  • Flexible mounting (DIN rail, wall-mounting bracket)
  • Fast availability

The SIMATIC quality allows for endless amounts of benefits. The IPC520A Tensorbox has a flexible mounting, making it ideal for installation on DIN rail, wall-mounting brackets, and more. This platform is the industry standard for applications regarding AI and contains a huge amount of connection options for use in industrial environments. Some of these include 4 x Gbit Ethernet, 4 x USB, microSD card slot, SIM card slot, and so much more. But wait, there is more. Avoid tricky, demanding, and infuriating supply chain issues because we have it available straight from stock!

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SIMATIC S220: Add it to your Bag of Tricks

SE Automation and Siemens are happy to announce SIMATIC S220 Booksize Smart Line Modules. This evolutionary step from the previous SIMATIC S120 is equipped with a design necessary for upcoming applications and has increased functionality. Two Smart Line Modules will be released in this first phase, with power ranges of 16 kW and 24 kW. Each power range has type C and type D. The C type is preferred for continuous load, and in a continuous motion, can hold up to 200% overload. The D type is optimized for quick, repeatable action cycles that, in a discontinuous motion, can hold up to 300% overload.

Features and Benefits:

  • Integration of the new connector into the gap in the front area of the SLM
  • Improved strain relief and shielding
  • Additional space for cable connections
  • ­­High overload capacity
  • Broad portfolio of design services

With the new, more optimal, location of the motor cable connection, applications are much more compact.  The new design includes safety, improved shielding, strain relief connections, and increased overload capacity.  It’s time to add SIMATIC S220 to your bag of tricks.

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Siemen’s Product Phase Out: SIMATIC S7-300 & ET 200M I/O

SE Automation would like to inform you that Siemens is phasing out the following components:  SIMATIC S7-300 system and ET 200M I/O system.

Product cancellation/phase-out schedule:

  1. Milestone PM400:  October 1, 2023
  2. Discontinuation PM140:  October 1, 2025

Functional replacements that will still be available consist of:

  • S7-1500 system
  • SIMATIC ET 200MP (Factory Automation) I/O system
  • SIMATIC S7-400
  • SIMATIC ET 200SP HA I/O (Process Automation) systems

Explanation of milestones during phase-out phase:

Announcement of product phase-out (PM400)

Components up to PM400 are available as new parts without restrictions. However, once PM400 is reached, the components are removed from active marketing, meaning they are no longer listed in the catalog. 

Type discontinuation (PM410)

Until the PM410 milestone is reached, the components are still available as new parts. Afterwards, they will only be available as spare parts or can be returned for repair.

Discontinuation (PM490)

Components from PM490 can no longer be ordered. From milestone PM490 onwards, only warranty cases will be handled. Replacement and repair will only be carried out within the scope of liability for defects.

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SIRIUS Relays: Seriously the Best

SE Automation and Siemens are proud to offer the line of SIRIUS relays:  ready and able to fulfill all applications you have. These relays are equipped with all the tools necessary for motor feeder applications and do so all from a single source. There is no way to phrase it modestly; regarding overall coverage of applications, the SIRIUS line of relays is the entire package and absolute pinnacle of the current market.

Features & Benefits:

  • Broad applicability
  • User-friendly
  • Multi-functional
  • Practice-oriented
  • IO-Link interface
  • Peak cost/performance ratio

SIRIUS monitoring relays for IO-Link have endless advantages. With IO-Link, these relays can monitor line quality, current values, voltages, speeds, and temperatures. Moreover, measured values and data can be directly transferred to the control via IO-Link. They perform as well as they always have but now can cover more area for larger applications.

With an elaborate operating concept and space-saving, compact design, the 3RP20 / 25 timing relays are ideal timing devices for manufacturers of industrial control cabinets, power distribution boards, and controls. Due to how narrow they are, they are perfect for usage in heaters, fans, air-conditioning systems, and compressors.

The 3RQ2 coupling relays showcase innovation at their finest. It has a wide voltage range (24V to 240V), universal usability, and offers user-friendly connection systems with removable terminals. It also offers significant cost savings because of reduced variance.

SIRIUS-ly, what else is left to say?

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Siemens SITOP Power Supply System: Supplying Power for Plants & Machines

SE Automation and Siemens are offering the SITOP Power Supply System that includes the basic SITOP PSU8600 units, SITOP CNX8600 expansion units, SITOP BUF8600 buffer modules, and the SITOP UPS8600 UPS module with BAT8600 battery modules. Complex facilities place high demands on the efficiency, flexibility, and reliability of their components, and these needs are met with the innovative SITOP PSU8600.

PSU8600 has unique functionality, diagnostic capability, full integration in TIA, open communication networks, and modular expandability. The modular system toolbox can be fully integrated into automation landscapes and the Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal).  Communication via the Ethernet/PROFINET or OPC UA interface is easy.  In addition to its operating and monitoring processes, the SITOP Manager can be used to set parameters and uses the integrated web server for remote access.

Features & Benefits:

  • Simple integration into automation
  • Highly flexible with adjustable output voltages and integrated selectivity
  • Timesaving
  • Comprehensive diagnostic options for predictive and analytical maintenance
  • Integrated web server for remote access

With its unique functionality and communication capability, the Siemens SITOP Power Supply System is an ideal entry point into the “digital enterprise.”  From engineering to operation, the powerful SITOP PSU8600 modular gives users many operational advantages and improvements.

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Product Phase Out Notice

Dear Valued Customers & Partners:

The purpose of this notification is to inform you that Siemens is phasing out the following two soft starters:  Sirius 3RW4 and ERW/40 S6/12. These products have reliably been facilitating motor starting for approximately 20 years.  However, advanced technology in digitalization has placed more challenging demands on motor starters. 

Product cancellation/phase-out schedule:

  1. Milestone PM410:  October 1, 2022
  2. Sirius 3RW44 & Sirius 3RW40 S6/S12 + Accessories & Spare Parts:  October 1, 2022

See SIOS Product Notice under “Links.”

  • Milestone PM490:  Total discontinuation is scheduled for one year later in October 2023

Important PLM Phase-Out Timeline:

  1. October 1, 2019:  Siemens transitioned the above product families to plan for obsolescence (PM400).
  2. October 1, 2022:  Siemens will transition the above part numbers to limited obsolescence (PM410); no more orders will be accepted. Siemens Order Management Team will only process orders of the discontinued parts that are “stock styles” while existing inventory is available in the Southaven Distribution Center.
  3. October 1, 2023:  All products will be moved to obsolete (PM490) unless stock is still available.

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SIMATIC S7-1500 High-Speed Digital Input Modules: Fast & Reliable

SE Automation and Siemens are here to introduce the new 16 Channel High-speed Digital Input Module for the Simatic S7-1500 series. These new high-speed modules are perfect for those looking to migrate away from the S7-300, offering versatility on which you can rely. The Simatic S7-1500’s High-speed Modules provide ultra-fast input detection and advanced signal sensing, perfect for use in the food & beverage industry. The module’s increased input current of typ. 9 mA ensures reliable contacting and exceptional accuracy.

S7-1500’s new high-speed modules configure centrally with any S7-1500 CPU or within the ET 200MP I/O system using PROFINET and PROFIBUS. The modules support third-party controller functionality through GSD/GSDML file configuration. Siemen’s High-speed Digital Input Modules are highly customizable offering the ability to wire through push-in or screw. The S7-1500 offers shielding installation without the need for tools. The module is capable of use in extended ambient conditions making it highly versatile.

Adjusting your system can often seem daunting. Siemens and its new series of High-speed Modules for the Simatic S7-1500 are here to make that transition a breeze.

Features & Technical Specifications include:

  • Total of 16 channels in two groups of 8
  • Channel by channel diagnostics
  • 16x oversampling
  • Easy configuration
  • Small Footprint saves space on your configuration
  • Optional shielding options are available

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Siemens SIMATIC ET200SP Multi-Fieldbus Interface Module: Three Protocols in one Hardware Module

SE Automation and Siemens are excited to offer the SIMATIC ET 200SP-MF, a multifunctional, multi-protocol distributed I/O solution as part of the revolutionary ET200SP I/O system.  This is attributable to the expanded range of the ET 200SP system components that have steadily improved over the years.  The system is designed for easy installation in a control cabinet, as it is highly flexible and extremely user-friendly. Thanks to its scalable design, you can gear the I/O station exactly to the on-site requirements.

With the ET200SP-MF Multi-Fieldbus interface, the SIMATIC ET 200SP I/O platform can be used in applications where Profinet, Modbus TCP or EtherNet/IP are needed. Multi-Fieldbus is also the right solution when an I/O application is implemented with different controllers (field buses).  The same hardware can be used on any of the three protocols.  Simply select the protocol parameters on the interface module with the free MFCT (multi-fieldbus configuration tool) and the I/O station is prepared to work with the protocol partner.

Features & Benefits:

  • Free choice of the Ethernet connection technology via bus adapter
  • No tools needed for wiring due to push-in technology
  • Improved accessibility of wiring due to new arrangement of spring NC contacts and associated conductor opening
  • Clear arrangements due to colored labels and reference labeling plates and labeling strips
  • Channel-specific diagnostic functions

The Siemens Simatic ET200SP IO System leaves nothing to be desired thanks to its improved range and additional communication options. The powerful IO system with built-in safety functions is conveniently easy to integrate into your system and designed for long-term reliable and cost-effective use.

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Siemens Programmable Logic Controllers: Safety Without Breaking the Bank

SE Automation and Siemens would like to introduce you to Siemen’s line of Programmable Logic Controllers. Programmable logic controllers (“PLCs”) are commonly used throughout the industrial control and automation industries. Siemen’s series of PLCs offer integrated safety along the entire production line and offer both wired and wireless functionality, providing consistent communication. PLCs by Siemens are cost-effective, offering dependable safety you can trust.

Siemens knows that when it comes to protecting and monitoring your production, “more expensive” doesn’t necessarily mean better. The SIMATIC S7-1500 offers enhanced functionality and protection.  These PLCs are used in all areas of production automation, demonstrating incredible functionality in middle to high-end machines. The SIMATIC S7-1200 Controllers offer identical protection without the price and fuss of extra hardware.

Siemens PLCs are highly functional, offering both wired and wireless support for their devices. Through multiple points of communication Siemen’s PLCs can offer protection across the entire production line. Process signals, as well as safe signals, can be recorded in a central location or remotely using PROFINET.

Siemen’s advantage over other manufacturers comes from their ability to integrate safety along not just one piece of the production line, but the entire line itself.  The PLC’s compact design is particularly suitable for series machine manufacturing and offers excellent safety within a limited space.

Siemen’s portfolio of PLCs is user-friendly, offering safety across the entire PLC line. The PLC’s compact design and ease of installation allow you to protect your production without emptying your wallet. From HMI’s to drives, Siemen’s umbrella of protection has you covered.

Features and Benefits:

  • Supports up to three ethernet ports
  • Wireless support through PROFINET
  • Compact in unit design eliminates complicated set-up
  • Safety monitoring across the entire line

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The Best of Both Worlds: Two Systems, One Device

SE Automation and Siemens are excited to announce the introduction of the new SIMATIC Drive Controller. It will save you space by combining a controller with motion control and drive control in a single device. Integrated technology I/Os and powerful communication interfaces make sophisticated machine designs possible.

Integrating the fail-safe Technology CPU and the SINAMICS control unit (CU) within the framework of a SINAMICS CU saves a lot of space in the control cabinet. The strengths of the SIMATIC Drive Controller combined with the SINAMICS S120 multi-axis system become apparent in systems with three, four, or more axes. The package also includes integrated safety functions, so no separate safety CPU is needed. Like all other SIMATIC products, the engineering takes place in the TIA Portal, saving time on parameterization, which is completed easily in a single environment. The many interfaces and the new “cross-PLC synchronous operation” enable the efficient creation of modular machine designs.

Features & Benefits:

Ultra-compact

• SIMATIC S7-1500 controller, SINAMICS S120 drive control, and technology I/Os in one device.

Simple scalability

• High-performance interfaces, uniform across all performance classes.

High performance

• High-performance and well-equipped with interfaces, technology I/Os, and memory.

Safety Integrated

• Fail-safe CPU and drive-integrated safety functions.

Easy to use

• Efficient engineering – less work for cabling and installation.

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Siemens Class 52 Push Buttons: Building Safety

With the importance of safety in mind, SE Automation and Siemens are offering Class 1 Division 2 Contact Blocks for Push Buttons. The contact blocks help achieve the highest level of safety in hazardous locations. These trusted and reliable pushbuttons are products that your applications can rely on for long-lasting performance. They are now available with C1D2 hazardous location contact blocks.  The contact blocks also provide you with easy switching pilot devices and pushbuttons, while meeting safety compliance regulations. Siemens Class 52, 30mm pushbuttons, and contact blocks are rated to be used in Class 1/flammable gases, flammable liquid-produced vapors, and combustible liquid-produced vapors.

Features & Benefits Push Buttons:

  • Compliant with 501.11(B) which requires that enclosures for fuses, switches, circuit breakers, and motor controllers, including pushbuttons, shall be dust-tight
  • Quickly snap on switches, plot devices, and pushbuttons
  • Provides dual UL ratings for use in both ordinary & hazardous locations

These contact blocks are suitable for the following industries: Oil and gas, mining, chemical, and mills. Additionally, a 16-amp rating means that these contact blocks can be used in ordinary environments, such as direct-starting motors and/or tungsten-lighting ratings without an interposing relay.

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Siemens 5G Router: Quicker Than Quick!

SE Automation and Siemens are offering the latest innovation in communication technology, the Scalance MUM856-1 5G Industrial Router.  The Siemens Router is an IP65-rated wireless router that supports 5G for both public and private networks, and its usage can propel many applications in all industries.  The IP65 router can be accessed remotely using only a public 5G network.  This solution is ideal if you are seeking a secure remote maintenance solution or would like to connect your factory floor with maximum bandwidths for data-intensive applications. The new Scalance MUM856-1 supports 4G so operation is possible even if a 5G mobile network is not available. This device can be integrated with private local 5G campus networks.  The Siemens 5G wireless router, which also supports existing 3G and 4G (LTE) standards, can be configured with the Siemens’ Sinema Remote Connect VPN management platform.

Features & Benefits:

  • Zero wires
  • One unit
  • Communication framework
  • Massive/comprehensive connections
  • Secure remote access via public 5G network

The Scalance MUM856-1 5G is the “smart engine” that enables secure, reliable, and remote connectivity. Smart manufacturing, automated logistics, transparent supply chains, and maintenance over the cloud are valued features that others cannot compete with. While all 5G features are not available today in the Industrial Router, the “roadmap” has been set and supports easy and secure remote access use cases that have a far-reaching impact on how people live, work, and play all over the world.

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SITOP PSU6200: High Performance. Focused Diagnostics.

SE Automation and Siemens are now offering SITOP PSU6200, an award-winning industrial design power supply with space-saving width, optimized terminals, comprehensive diagnostic options, and high operational reliability. SITOP PSU6200 is an extremely high-performance power supply for 12, 24, and 48 V standard applications. It offers comprehensive functions and features for focused diagnostics, fast installation, and dependable operation. The new 3-phase power supplies 24 V/40 A and 48 V/20 A as well as supplying applications with up to 960 watts nominal power.

The all-around power supply for a wide range of applications –
now up to 960 watts!

For even higher availability, combine the 1-phase and 3-phase power supply units with the all-around SITOP add-on modules. These include the new buffer module SITOP BUF1200, the redundancy modules SITOP RED1200, and selectivity modules SITOP SEL1200, and SITOP SEL1400. These attractive designs match the SITOP PSU6200.

Experience the start of a new chapter in the world of standard power supplies with the all-around SITOP PSU6200 power supply.

Features & Benefits:

  • Permanent condition monitoring
  • Fast Check-Up directly on the housing
  • High safety level while the system is operating
  • Fast, error-free wiring

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SIMATIC FIELD PG M6: Rough, Rugged, & Ready to Go!

SE Automation and Siemens are offering the Simatic Field PG M6, Edition 2021, advanced with full software, and TIA Portal V17. This updated model is designed for fast and efficient configuring, commission, service, and maintenance in industrial plants via mobile operations. This latest edition of the high-performance programming device, housed in a lightweight magnesium enclosure, is designed to withstand shocks and vibrations with rubber bumpers on the corners of the device.

Features & Benefits:

  • High-performing programming
  • Ready-to-run through pre-installed, system-tested programming software
  • High-resolution display
  • Complete shielding against electromagnetic interference
  • Dirt-resistant industrial design
  • Available in two processor versions:
    1. SIMATIC Field PG M6 Comfort, equipped with Intel Core i5-8400H (2.5 to 4.2 GHz; 4 cores + Hyper-Threading; 8 MB Smart Cache)
    2. SIMATIC Field PG M6 Advanced, equipped with Intel Core i7-8850H (2.6 to 4.3 GHz; 6 cores + Hyper-Threading; 9 MB Smart Cache)
  • Optional software updates available with SIMATIC SW licenses
  • Available in English, German, and Spanish

The Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) portal provides unrestricted access to the complete range of digitalized automation services, from digital planning to integrated engineering and transparent operation. To protect technical infrastructures, systems, machines, and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement and continuously maintain, a holistic, state-of-the-art IT security concept. Siemens’ products and solutions constitute one element of such a concept and are armed with the ability to protect your equipment through their Software Update Service (SUS).

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SINAMICS G120: Fitting Wide-Range of Requirements

SE Automation and Siemens are now offering the Sinamics G120 Control Unit Adapter Kit CUA20 for Motor Control Centers (MCC).  This new Adapter Kit enhances your foundation enclosure for more efficient automation.  Additional production efficiency is also gained by centralizing all critical components into a single location. 

The CUA20 Adapter Kit provides a simple alternative way to install the device in cabinets to effectively create an alternative to installing the G120 Drives. The Control Unit, normally mounted on the front of the G120 Power Module, can now be side mounted thereby permitting the G120 to fit into the MCC bucket.    

Features & Benefits:

  • Facilitates alternative panel designs through physical and thermal separation of power module and control unit.
  • Facilitates DNV-GL certified panel designs, needed in some segments and industries such as marine applications.
  • Facilitates the integration of PM240-2 power modules (FSA–FSC) in standard 15-in. deep plug-in MCC buckets without the need for a bustle/hump.
  • Facilitates the separation of power and control installation in control cabinet installations, providing a “safe control cabinet” (non-arc flash hazard).

The Siemens Sinamics G120 multi-functional drives and the Sinamics Control Unit Adapter Kit CUA20 are the “dynamic duo” to address the widest range of application requirements and improve/maintain production efficiency.

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SIMOTICS S-1FS2 Servo Motors: Plug and Play

SE Automation and Siemens would like to introduce you to the SIMOTICS S-1FS2 series of servo motors. Simotic motors are designed with cleanliness in mind and are suitable for applications in the food processing industry. The SIMOTICS S-1FS2 series of motors are connectable with a single cable which cuts installation time.

These servo motors are housed in 1.4404 stainless steel and meet NSF H1 certification. The stainless-steel design is perfect for Food and Beverage applications like meat and fish processing and beverage filling/dispensing.   They can be used as well in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

The S-1FS2 series is plug and play, working in tandem with SINAMICS S210 drives allowing for precise movement for both medium and higher loads. The small rotatable connector is simple to install and can be mounted in areas where space is scarce.

The S-1FS2 servo motor offers IP66/IP67 certified durability and easy access for a long-lasting product you can rely on.

Features & Benefits:

  • Ultra-Hygienic Steel housing perfect for Food and Beverage applications
  • One cable connection (OCC) for easier installation and cleaning
  • Works with PROFINET Industrial Ethernet to offer Plug and Play setup with SINAMICS S210 drives
  • High-resolution 22bit multiturn encoder
  • IP66/IP67 rated protection for the entire motor
  • IP69k for the motor housing
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Advanced, Secure Networks: Strategic Backbones of Digitalization

In recent years, rapid technology advancements have given rise to the industrial Internet of Things. Among them are cloud computing and storage, Big Data, and advanced analytics. But what makes it all work is secure, deterministic connectivity. That’s why industrial enterprises wishing to pursue end-to-end digitalization of their operations must
consider networks to be the strategic backbones of their operations.

Without these networks, modern industrial enterprises would come to a standstill. To support users in offices and remote locations, they need to connect large, strategic assets and capabilities consisting of sophisticated information technology (IT). Among them are enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, customer relationship management (CRM) systems, big data analytics, and other core applications residing in either data centers or the cloud. Data and network security and access are paramount to
prevent hacker intrusions and compromised data integrity
and privacy.

And, to keep production running, they need to ensure the secure, interconnected operation of complex operational technology (OT) landscapes. These start at the field level, operating in real time and often in extreme environments. They include potentially thousands of sensors, actuators, valves, instrumentation, and other devices, usually from
many different vendors. That’s not to mention their constituent machinery and even conveyor systems, also from diverse sources. Meanwhile, all these components must feed and draw operational data into and from dynamic, vertical infrastructures consisting of a wide range of controllers, operator systems and manufacturing execution systems.

Unfortunately, many industrial enterprises have built their networks as components of their IT/OT infrastructure, adding networks or extending networks as needed. The result has been a patchwork of sub-optimal network segments, creating information islands that can prevent
true, end-to-end digitalization. Worse, a fragmented network topology can expose operations to security vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit to gain access to critical assets and data, both on or off the shop floor.

To find out how to build a network that will serve as a strategic backbone for your digitalization, download the complete article here.

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Innovative Design Meets Integrated System Performance

With an innovative design and integrated system performance, the new SIMATIC Controllers CPU 1518T-4 PN/DP and CPU 1518TF-4 PN/DP are the newest extension of the SIMATIC S7-1500 controller series. It provides extended Motor Control functions and is based on the innovative Firmware Version V2.9 of the IMATIC S7-1500 Controllers.

The CPUs are designed for applications that place high requirements on program scope and processing speed. They can address demanding applications with a focus on Motion Control, including cross-industry automation tasks in series machine, special machine and plant engineering. In addition, the CPUs are suitable for distributed configuration via PROFINET IO and PROFIBUS DP.

Here’s what you should know about the CPU 1518TF-4 PN/DP:

  • Distributed configuration via PROFINET IO and PROFIBUS DP with PROFIsafe
  • Library with all common safety functions certified by the German Technical Inspectorate (TÜV)
  • Support for validation through standard-compliant program documentation
  • Easy reusability via library concept
  • Can be used for safety-related tasks according to IEC 61508 up to SIL 3 and ISO 13849-1 up to PL e

For more information on the CPU 1518T-4 PN/DP or the 1518TF-4 PN/DP, click the button below and a member of the SE Automation team will be in touch.

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The Integrating Factor: SIMATIC S7-1200

White Paper by Pamela Angelica Pacheco Tellez, Marketing Manager with Siemens AG

The vision of a self-controlling, self-optimizing, self-organizing factory has now become a fixed part of the industrial and automation worlds. Networked, intelligent systems, which control processes autonomously, are technically no longer dreams of the future. But even in the details, Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are opening up new applications for optimizing processes. However, this requires machines and systems to be easily integrated into a common data environment.

One application that requires such integration is data-based Condition Monitoring, which allows maintenance activities to be matched to actual needs and better scheduled. The networking of data also facilitates new approaches to process optimization, such as optimizing of energy efficiency. The machines or plant sections have often already been energetically optimized. An overall view of all energy data combined with intelligent networking of the entire operation opens up further potential for recognizing and using energy intelligently. For example by intelligent load management or chaining processes with complementary energy requirements. However, modern production facilities are not yet self-organizing, but they can be organized flexibly and controlled by new, modular line concepts, in which production stages can be combined in many different ways.

To read the rest of the white paper on the SIMATIC S7-1200, click here.

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Siemens Leads as Most Awarded Industrial Automation Vendor in 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards

In early February 2021, Control Engineering announced the best automation, control and instrumentation products in the 21 categories of the annual Engineers’ Choice Awards program.

The 34th annual Control Engineering Engineers Choice’ Awards revealed the best of the products introduced in 2020 as chosen by the Control Engineering print and digital audience.

More than 44 companies participated in the awards program, and Siemens had the most wins with 12, ranging from drives to software and more.

To read more about the competition and learn which Siemens products were named the best products, click here.

The Next Generation of Comfort Panels

Ready to implement innovative operating concepts, both today and down the road? Siemens’ new generation of SIMATIC HMI Unified Comfort Panels are for you.

SIMATIC HMI Unified Comfort Panels come in sizes ranging from 7” to 21.5” and offer you all the freedom and possibilities you need to implement your innovative operating concepts thanks to their capacitive multitouch displays. The panels are particularly powerful, allow the installation of apps and simplify scaling thanks to vector-based visualization.

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Ready to Get Started? We’ve Got the Key You Need…

The electronic SIRIUS ACT ID key-operated switches have proven their high flexibility compared to conventional solutions for years. The unique key IDs allow users to correctly assign authorizations, increasing security for your production facility. But the benefits don’t end there. The ID key-operated switches include:

  • Individual authorization management for groups or individuals
  • Unambiguous identification of users
  • Increased plant safety
  • Degree of protection IP65
  • Different colored RFID keys for each authorization level
  • Unrestricted selection and combination of authorization levels, freely programmable for individual special locks via IO-Link
  • Easy integration into plant via TIA Portal (Port Configuration Tool)
  • Highly flexible authorization assignment

Not sure where to start? Sounds like you need a Starter Kit!

There are two available starter kits that include:

  • SIRIUS ACT components, ID key operated switch including an ID key
  • Label holder with 4 labels
  • Partially insulated SIRIUS screwdriver
  • IO-Link electronic module (preprogrammed or freely programmable)

Starter Kit 1 includes an I/O link module with four preprogrammed authorization levels, while Starter Kit 2 can be customized to your specific application requirements.

Questions? Contact our Engineering Team!

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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

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

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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:

  • Programmable Logic ControllersMogensen, Todd
  • 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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