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Live from WBF 2008-- Batch Management Modernization...a case study

Batch Management Modernization: Case Study of Upgrading and Adding S88 Features to a Legacy System at Lanxess

The Doing Well by Doing Good Dept.

The following press release popped up in my mailbox this afternoon. SIEMENS AND RIT ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP Collaboration Will Enhance Research and Education in Safety Based Manufacturing ATLANTA & ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 24, 2008 -- Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.

What's a DCS?

Somebody wrote to the A-List at control.com a while back, and claimed that while XYZ and ABC were DCS systems, two other companies' systems, in his not-so-humble opinion, didn't qualify. Last year, in a discussion with Emerson's Chief Strategic Officer, Peter Zornio, we came up with the following definition of...

Who said manufacturing is dead in North America?

There are several things of extreme interest in the following press release from Siemens. First, that a major chemical company is investing in a greenfield plant in North America. Second, that the plant will be the largest Profibus PA installation in North America.

Dow adopts Siemens for R&D control systems.

Dow Chemical Co. has chosen Siemens' S7 distributed control system for its R&D labs. Read the release: ATLANTA, Jan. 14, 2008 - Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. today announced that the SIMATIC® PCS 7 distributed control system (DCS) has been adopted by The Dow Chemical Company's research & development department as...

Siemens joins ISCI security compliance institute

Siemens added to the parade of large vendors willing to ante up a fair chunk of dollars to help found the ISA Security Compliance Institute, the third party standards compliance project originally conceived by Johann Nye of ExxonMobil.

Siemens User Group Has Over 860 Attendees

Hundreds of Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. customers, Solutions Partners and employees headed home today as the 2007 Siemens Automation Summit drew to a close after three and a half days of best practice sharing, hands-on training and networking at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fla.

More RFID from Siemens

From a press release just received: Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., in collaboration with URS/EG&G's Systems Development & Engineering Services, has unveiled the next generation of supply chain, RFID technology. The RFID PathMinder combines the RFID integration and domain expertise of URS/EG&G with Siemens advanced automation and RFID product technology...

It's 2 PM...Do you know where your system integrators are?

Well, Siemens does. More than 300 system integrators, vendors, and journalists received a special greeting as they entered two meeting areas of the Control System Integrators Association Conference in Santa Fe, N.M. A 19 inch industrial monitor positioned at each entrance flashed the names of the participants as they walked...

Meanwhile, at the Siemens User Group event...

Siemens Gold Plates a Controller Prof. Dr. Michael Bruns (left), head of Process Automation, Siemens A&D, presents a gold-plated SIMATIC® PCS 7 controller to Chris DaCosta, Controls Platform ...