Siemens Safety Innovation Tour to visit United States

July 7, 2009 - As part of its ongoing effort to bring technology and solutions directly to its customers, Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. announced that it has launched a Safety Innovation Tour. The tour, which will visit cities across the United States, features live demonstrations and seminars on how to seamlessly integrate certified safety protection into a company’s automation architecture. Additionally, SE&A will demonstrate two brand new wireless safety products.

Attendees will be introduced to a web-based tool that evaluates the actual safety level achieved per the new safety standards. They will also see demonstrations of the latest innovations in safety bus technologies from a simple device bus up to real time Ethernet; including wireless solutions will be demonstrated. The events will also introduce safety integrated into PC-based automation.

The tour will showcase safety rated drives with safe motion, safety controller with integrated Web access, all on a single bus to operator panels and plant wide operation. Whether the application requires a single safety relay, a complex safety solution of coordinated control or anything in between, attendees will see solutions demonstrated that can save engineering time and maintenance costs while improving machine efficiency.

The sessions will cover a variety of safety topics including:
  • PC-based safety
  • Basic of new safety standards
  • Safety rated drives with safe limited speed
  • Simple integrated message functions
  • Embedded diagnostic web pages
  • HMI showing detailed fault location of the safety functions
  • Safe Ethernet communications
  • Wireless safety communications
  • Simple drive networking
  • Safety networking with AS-Interface
  • Programmable safety relays

    These no-cost events are an opportunity to learn from the experts in safety automation, share best practices and learn about the latest technology trends. Currently underway, the Safety Innovation Tour has already visited 12 cities and is scheduled to visit 45 more locations with new cities still being added.

    About Siemens:
    Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. is one of Siemens’ operating companies in the U.S. Headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Ga., Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. manufactures and markets one of the world’s broadest ranges of electrical and electronic products, systems and services to industrial and construction market customers. Its technologies range from circuit protection and energy management systems to process control, industrial software and totally integrated automation solutions. The company also has expertise in systems integration, technical services and turnkey industrial systems.

    Siemens AG (NYSE: SI) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, and operates in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. For more than 160 years, Siemens has built a reputation for leading-edge innovation and the quality of its products, services and solutions. With 428,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide sales of $116.6 billion in fiscal 2008. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA reported sales of $22.4 billion and employs approximately 69,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
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