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Executive Interview – Raj Batra of Siemens Industry I had the opportunity to talk with Raj Batra, President – Industry Automation of Siemens Industry in the U.S. and Adreas Aufenanger, General Manger of the Process Automation Business, during the 2011 Siemens Summit. The Summit was June 27-30 in Orlando, FL. Since 2007, Siemens has been globally aligning its businesses into three sectors: Healthcare, Energy and Industry. Siemens Industry provides U.S. Click for complete article.

Executive Interview – Raj Batra of Siemens Industry
I had the opportunity to talk with Raj Batra, President – Industry Automation of Siemens Industry in the U.S. and Adreas Aufenanger, General Manger of the Process Automation Business, during the 2011 Siemens Summit. The Summit was June 27-30 in Orlando, FL. Since 2007, Siemens has been globally aligning its businesses into three sectors: Healthcare, Energy and Industry. Siemens Industry provides U.S

Siemens Smart Grid Tour
While the Smart Grid is going to take some time to develop, investing in energy conservation and efficiency has always made sense. Siemens Smart Grid Tour educates industry and consumers using thought-leadership panels, videos, interactive demos, and educational sessions on topics including automation, power distribution, generation, and transmission.

Machine design software generates open source Mechatronics program code
Industry First!
I recently attended the introduction and a demonstration of Siemens Mechatronics Concept Designer™ software at IMTS on September 14, 2010. Siemens Mechatronics Concept Designer™ software is a game changer for companies that develop and implement any type of machine tools and production machines. Mechatronics Concept Designer provides tools that enable the entire development team to collaborate more effectively to design, simulate, and build a complete machine including Mechatronics. This method provides the opportunity to identify and easily correct issues early, before they become costly problems. To implement a design, Mechatronics Concept Designer generates the control application code in the PLCopen XML standard format to create programs for controllers.

Siemens Industry’s New Automation Organization
Interview with Raj Batra President, Industry Automation Division I recently had the opportunity to interview Raj Batra who was appointed President of the Industry Automation Division for Siemens U.S. in October 2009. Batra was formerly vice president, Automation & Motion, for Siemens Energy & Automation. The Industry Automation division, based in Alpharetta, Ga., encompasses automation products including programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and controls for discrete and process automation.

Driving Technology and Innovation Together
Bill Lydon reviews the technology and innovations presented by Siemens at their recent 2010 Automation Summit, held in Charlotte, NC. Highlights include Siemens’ focus on energy, advancements in their process control offering, their industrial communications strategy and new distributed panel devices.

New DCS for the Power Industry, the Siemens SPPA-T3000
Power plants need better control to respond to constantly changing operating parameters, such as fuel costs, multiple fuel tradeoffs, and widely varying power demand. Maintaining older systems becomes more costly and challenging with the obsolescence of key components, inability to increase efficiency with new technology, and price increases on replacement parts.

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