Introduced as part of the Siemens portfolio of Simatic Industrial PCs, the new Simatic ITP1000 industrial tablet PC has been designed to carry out all varieties of industrial tasks in the most user friendly, slick manner possible. The industrial tablet is part of a portfolio that includes scalable product lines of box, panel and rack PCs. This has been the first time though when Siemens has brought a tablet PC into the market and the ITP1000 is the currently the fastest tablet available.
Siemens recently broke news of its expansion of its Scalance Portfolio. The introduction of new unmanaged Scalance XR-100WG as well as the managed XR-300WG switches have increased the Scalance line’s capabilities.
The Siemens SIMATIC line of controllers consists of an impressive portfolio, designed for a wide range of automation requirements. The SIMATIC range is built of basic, advanced, distributed and software controllers that offer scalability according to the situation. Their integration with Siemen’s Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal only adds to the ease through which automation solutions can be developed.
There are a hundred different types of industries around the world, each with thousands of types of varying applications. Some require fast operation, others require instant assembly while others want top-notch resilience. Meeting all these standards in one package is a daunting task, however Siemens has managed to overcome this with its Sirius Innovations Controls.
Constant innovation is the key to development in the world of industrial automation. The July issue of “MediaService” introduces two recent developments by Siemens, one being expansion in the Scalance Portfolio, while the other one being the highly-anticipated release of Sinema Server V14 Software.
Modern automation technology relies heavily on communication and has embraced the trend towards increased networking of individual manufacturing cells. The integration of all manufacturing components in a coherent and synchronous manner is extremely important in ensuring the company truly reaps the productivity and efficiency benefits of such technology.
The convenience offered by Wireless Connections is the main reason for its quick adoption throughout the world in every sector, from communications to power. However, when we shift to the industrial setting, implementing wireless LAN solutions become particularly demanding, due to the complex topologies and harsh environment. Flexibility and efficiency are two of the most attractive features of a wireless connection, and failing to deliver these puts a question mark on their adoption.
Wireless Technology has been slow to take over the industrial division compared to the wonders its performed in the consumer market. Nonetheless, the importance of WLAN networks is one that can’t be ignored. Even if they don’t completely overtake the established ethernet norm, they would certainly enhance an industry’s connectivity in ways that are conventionally not possible.
DECONTACTOR Series Plugs and Receptacles are different from conventional devices, both in terms of design as well as material. Meltric has used spring-loaded, butt-style contacts which are commonly found on switchgear, making sure end-to-end protection is provided for all connections. The spring-loading makes sure that the contacts retain their integrity even after thousands of operations. These contacts are the best way to adjust to the dynamic market standards, eliminating any connection problems that may result from contact mating.
How did Meltric outgrow & outperform conventional technology?
A $23.6 million wastewater treatment plant in Wisconsin suffered firsthand from the pitfalls of hardwired engineering when one of the submersible mixers malfunctioned, putting the entire tank out of service for a day. This left the technicians to ponder for a more viable solution, one that would have minimum installation time and excellent performance without compromising the safety of any plant asset.
The soution? The plant’s mixers were fitted with Meltric Decontactors as they checked all the marks for an efficient, long-term solution
Meltric’s Decontactors series switch-rated plugs and receptacles provide synergetic set of features, combining the safety of disconnect switches and the convenience of a plug. Their state-of-the-art design and fabrication through high quality materials make sure users have the ability to safely make and break connections under full load during normal operation as well as faults.