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Integrated industrial software: Siemens heralds a new age in modern engineering with the TIA Portal

Combining industrial software with automation engineering opens the door to substantially reduced times to market for new products and a far more speedy return on investment.
Siemens Industry Automation Division CEO Anton S. Huber took the opportunity to emphasize the central and growing importance of software for Siemens and for the industry sectors at the Siemens press conference held on the first day of the SPS/IPC/Drives 2010 in Nuremberg:
“Today, Siemens leads the way in the development of software for the manufacturing industries. By implementing a program of strategic acquisitions, we have extended our product range and are now able to offer a complete software portfolio covering everything from product design to production control.” This development has …

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Key panels for use in tough and safety-related industrial applications

Two new key panels from the Siemens Industry Automation Division feature eight large, programmable keys with backlighting that can be adjusted in terms of brightness and color.
The Simatic HMI KP8 and KP8F key panels are designed with IP65 protection at the front for tough industrial applications and are assembled ready for use, equipped with 2-port Profinet interface and integral switch and are easy to use with tactile feedback on operation of the keys.
Simatic HMI KP8F is suitable for use in safety-related applications and also has two safety-related inputs for this purpose. In single-channel use, the safety integrity level SIL 2 is achieved, while in dual-channel use SIL 3 is attained. Depending on the safety level, …

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