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10.12.2019

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PROCESS Honours 16 Industry Milestones in Chemical, Pharma and Process Engineering

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the leading international trade medium PROCESS awarded the "Milestone Award in Chemical, Pharma and Process Engineering“ to 16 supplier companies that served as industry pioneers and innovators.

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04.11.2019

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Unlocking the Potential of Bio-Manufacturing

A new biomanufacturing plant uses a comprehensive digital enterprise solution based on the concept “from integrated engineering to integrated operation”. Cathay’s new Wusu plant adopts Siemens’ complete digital factory solution, covering the entire lifecycle of the plant in desig...

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26.09.2019

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Machine tools made fit for Industry 4.0

While machine tools had to be controlled manually 70 years ago, modern machines are fully automated. Manufacturers of controls have also found additional ways to improve their solutions.

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23.09.2019

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Machine Tools Made Fit for Industry 4.0

While machine tools had to be controlled manually 70 years ago, modern machines are fully automated. Manufacturers of controls have also found additional ways to improve their solutions.

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23.07.2019

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Hey, Control System: Will We See Digital Assistants in the Control Room?

Digital assistant for the control room — A battle for supremacy rages in the consumer world of voice-controlled digital assistants. Google, Amazon, Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft are the trailblazers on this market and want to make their assistant an integral part of our everyday ...

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18.04.2019

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Accident Prevention with Point Level Instruments

The cause of the UK’s high-profile Buncefield oil storage depot explosion in 2005? Overflow during remote filling of a storage tank. Disasters like this led to process industries adopting strict safety and environmental regulations, which you are likely quite familiar with. But s...

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17.04.2019

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Wrist app provides information anytime

Obtaining information about problems in production belatedly will soon be a thing of the past. Depending on the configuration, the app notifier automatically sends important messages directly to the Smartwatch.

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08.01.2019

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Extended Analysis Capabilities: How Valve Intelligence Supports Plant Monitoring

Comprehensive valve monitoring for improved valve management — Modern control valves are able to capture and store a bunch of operational data. So it is possible to monitor and elaborate available information around those assets to predict failures. Appropriate counter measures p...

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23.05.2018

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Conveyors: How to Find an Optimum Gear Unit for Steel Belt Systems

Do the right thing: In the mining industry, drive technology has a decisive influence on conveyor performance and system availability in continuous processes. Three-phase asynchronous motors plus gear units have proved a robust, quick-to-install, low-maintenance variant here.

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14.03.2018

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西门子展示:数字化不是一种选择,而是一种需要

T今年,数字化也将成为西门子在2018年汉诺威工业博览会上主要展出的内容,但这次将展示具体的示例

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14.03.2018

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Siemens shows: Digitalisation is not an option but a necessity

This year, too, digitalisation will dominate Siemens‘ presence on the Hannover Messe 2018, but this time concrete examples will be shown.

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09.03.2018

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What Role will Process Control Engineering Play in the Future?

Monolithic structures in process automation will soon be outdated. This will lead to even more competition, Jürgen Brandes, CEO of Siemens Division Process Industries and Drives, says in a double interview with his colleague and CTO Jörn Oprzynski. What role will be left for Dist...

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23.09.2016

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How to Benefit from Motor Management as Data Provider

The trend toward linking up the production and control levels in a network is now making itself felt in low-voltage switchboards in the process industry. The critical point in this field is that the communication-capable switching devices are able to provide direct and secure exc...

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20.06.2016

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Siemens strives for synthesis between hardware and software companies

The race for the competitive advantages through Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and digitalization has begun. Siemens Division Head Dr. Jürgen Brandes gives insights on how Siemens will optimally support the challenges in the process industries with more speed, innovation, shor...

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24.02.2016

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Automation Improves Uptime and Reduces Maintenance for Unmanned Oil Platforms

Unmanned offshore rigs and production platform have become a standard in today’s oil and gas industry. Automation is the technology that enables running oil production on the high seas without having actual workers on the rig. Now, new integrated electrical and communication solu...

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17.02.2016

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ABB Powers the World's Most Energy-Efficient Pulp Mill

Zurich/Switzerland (DST) – ABB will upply the complete power and process electrical systems for Metsä Group’s new bioproduct mill in Äänekoski in central Finland, opening in 2017.

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26.05.2015

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Rubber Seals made from Bio–Based EPDM

Seals specialist Freudenberg uses Lanxess' bio-based Keltan Eco EPDM rubber to produce rubber seals in North America. Keltan Eco EPDM ( ethylene-propylene-diene monomer) rubber contains up to 70 percent of ethylene obtained from sugarcane, and has an impressive set of properties ...

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15.05.2015

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Siemens to Deliver Units to Germany and Switzerland

Weather green fuel or energy storage for overrun of solar and wind energy — hydrogen is an essential building block of the energy transition. Therefrom also Siemens benefits. The Technology-Company has been awarded to supply hydrogen electrolysis system to Germany and Switzerland...

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26.11.2014

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How Automation Giant Siemens Meets the Digitalization Challenge

Siemens sees digitalisation as the key driver for industrial growth: At the SPS IPC Drives the German electronics giant presented its new strategic focus on discrete and process industries.

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18.11.2014

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Siemens Plans to Put Focus on Platforms

On 1 October, Siemens started for the first time with their own division for the process industry–Germany's biggest industrial group has restructured. "Yet again?", critics asked. But this time the group came up with concrete action in keeping with their Vision 2020 and formed th...

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13.10.2014

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Version Upgrade of a Field-Proven Control System

Vendors of process control systems strive to make their systems not only increasingly powerful, but also more user-friendly. This is an ongoing challenge, given the increasing complexity of today’s processes and the extensive range of tasks. The diverse user groups of control sys...

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22.05.2014

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CNC has become one of the leading production interfaces

Production has to be more flexible and efficient. Efforts strive for simplicity, standardisation and process optimisation. Regardless of clamping system and machine type, the focus is the CNC system, says Joachim Zoll, head of machine tool systems at Siemens.

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14.05.2014

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Flexible in Any Position — Valve Positioners as Versatile Multi-Taskers

An extremely broad range of process applications requires field devices with a high degree of flexibility. Likewise, the issues of standardization and simple stock management are becoming increasingly important. And the devices must meet the normal everyday requirements: easy to ...

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01.04.2014

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Rack PC series serves the low-end price segment

The PCs are said to be ideal for visualisation tasks, data capture, management and storage, as well as measurement and testing tasks.

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24.03.2014

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Think Tank IFAT — Exhibitors Aren't Sparing with Innovations

In all segments of the water and wastewater industry, there is still plenty of scope for innovations, as the sector will be amply demonstrating at this year’s IFAT. The exhibitors will come up with plenty of new ideas in water and wastewater treatment. Here are just some examples...

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11.03.2014

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Advanced Process Control for Cement Production

The grinding stage in a cement plant is extremely energy-intensive, consuming almost half the plant’s total electric power requirement. Expert systems designed for cement production, can use real-time plant data to make precise statements about the plant’s quality parameters.

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27.01.2014

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The Best Apps for Decision-Makers in the Process Industry

Apps for smartphones and tablets have become so commonplace that it is difficult to imagine working life without them. Gadgets which used to be seen as mere gimmicks are now helping engineers to plan automation processes and search for spare parts. The only question to be answere...

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22.01.2014

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Best Practices for Virtualization in Process Automation

Virtual worlds have until now mainly been known from the field of computer games. But through information technology, they have also found their way into industrial automation. What are the opportunities and risks of a production plant in a virtual environment and how can virtual...

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16.01.2014

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The 12 Most App-reciated Apps in Automation?!

12 apps have passed the preliminary round of the Automation App Award and now go forward to the final. Now it is up to you to vote for the automation apps in the categories technology, catalogue and corporate to find the award winner. The names of all participants will go into a ...

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15.04.2013

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How a 24.5 MW Compressor Motor Guarantees Production in the Petrochemical Industry

The plant at Borealis in Stenungsund (Sweden) operates 24 hours a day, year after year. The process is only stopped every six years for service and maintenance to be carried out. Borealis has now replaced the raw gas compressor motor at the cracker plant in order to boost capacit...

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02.04.2013

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Integrated Engineering On The Rise

For companies in the process industry, increasing global competition and enormous time and cost pressure require special solutions. The software solutions for integrated engineering from Siemens represent a very promising approach to improving competitiveness. They enable integra...

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07.02.2013

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Expanded Process Control System for Cement and Mining Industry

The Siemens Industry Automation Division has added a host of new functions to Version 8.0 of its Cemat process control system for the cement, mining and related industries. Certain functional details of previous versions, such as the maintenance and service management system, hav...

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30.01.2013

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Siemens Technology Gives World’s Largest Ferris Wheel a Spin

German engineering for the world's largest transportable Ferris wheel: The R80XL, a giant rising 80 meters in height, is completely equipped with automation technology from Siemens....

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30.01.2013

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Siemens Sponsors ARC Events – Company Joins PMA 2013

Siemens Industry acts as a global Sponsor for ARC events: The company will be present at several events organized by ARC Advisory Group – where also several of its customers and experts will participate in the program and planned panel discussions.

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24.12.2012

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How Coriolis Metering Aids Tungsten Purification

During a field test at H.C. Starck in Goslar, Germany, the new Sitrans FC430 Coriolis flowmeter demonstrated exceptional stability and reliability in measuring the concentration of tungsten metal. Other benefits of particular interest to H.C. Starck included the meter’s multi-par...

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23.10.2012

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How the Right Analytical Methods put Process Analytics on the Fast Track

In applications such as pH determination, process analytics is securely in the driving seat. As yet unexploited potential, in contrast, is still slumbering in spectroscopy. A solution is promised by new data analysis methods as well as the integration of analysis equipment into c...

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24.09.2012

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Siemens Launches Sitrans FC430 Coriolis Flowmeter in India

Siemens introduces its Sitrans FC430, currently the world’s most compact Coriolis flow measurement solution, in India. The device, suitable for applications in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, offers high accuracy, low pressure loss and increased flexibility, the manufac...

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22.08.2012

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24/7 Energy Efficiency — How to Benefit from Energy Management

Site suppliers such as InfraTec Duisburg provide companies with energy and operating resources on a 24/7 basis, for example in the Duisburg industrial park. In order to offer advantages to its customers and to increase its own competitiveness, the service provider installed an en...

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06.06.2012

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High Accuracy Ultrasonic Controller for Level Measurement

According to Siemens Industry Automation Division, their new Sitrans LUT400 series ultrasonic controllers offers one-millimeter (0.04-inch) measuring accuracy. The compact, single point ultrasonic controllers continuously monitor and control level in liquids, solids, or slurry ap...

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02.05.2012

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Intelligent Plant Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry

The maxim “Time is money” is particularly appropriate for the current situation in the pharmaceutical industry. The companies here are therefore striving to keep the time to market launch of a product as short as possible. An efficient information management system helps them in ...

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