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.


  • Versatile
  • Precise
  • Safe


  • 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:

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 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



Basic Box PC SIMATIC IPC327E and Additional Configurations

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


  • 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.

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.


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

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.