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Precision in Integration: Patti Engineering Again Claims Position on System Integrator Giants List

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Patti Engineering again secures a position on the System Integrator Giants list by Control Engineering, underscoring the company’s commitment to sustained excellence in system integration. Their submission for the annual […]

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Simple Steps to Connect a SIMATIC S7-200 to a SIMATIC S7-300/400 via Ethernet

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This blog post was originally written in 2017 and is still relevant for those using Siemens S7 PLCs and the other products named in this article. However, Siemens stopped production […]

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Tips and Tricks for Programming Wonderware SCADA System Software

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This blog post was originally written in 2018 and the tips and tricks were based on Wonderware technology at the time which may still be relevant for some. However, Wonderware […]

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6 Things to Remember When Setting Up a Temperature PID in Siemens TIA Portal

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When working with applications where precise temperature and humidity control are vital, such as paint shop air supply systems or industrial ovens, PID temperature tuning becomes a non-negotiable step. The […]

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Unlocking Success: The Perks of Working with a CSIA Certified System Integrator

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Shared knowledge goes a long way. When it comes to staying up-to-date with best practices in the industrial automation system integration industry, being a part of a trusted network has […]

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Technology Highlight: Siemens SIMATIC S7-1500S Software Controller
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Technology Highlight: Siemens SIMATIC S7-1500S Software Controller

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Get insight into Siemens S7-1500S Software Controller from Patti Engineering expert Nick Hitchcock What is the Siemens S7-1500S Software Controller Siemens’ S7-1500S Software Controller is a virtualized PLC that runs on […]

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DCS vs. PLC: Siemens SIMATIC PCS 7

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Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) With the advancement of microprocessors and automation technology, the lines have blurred between the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Distributed Control […]

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Exploring the Changing Landscape of Control System Integration: A Conversation with Sam Hoff and Industry Leaders

Gain valuable insights into the evolving landscape of the automation industry and the crucial role of control system integrators as Patti Engineering CEO Sam Hoff shares his expertise and discusses […]

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Utilizing Engineering Studies to Deliver Crucial Insights and Find Solutions for Manufacturers Across the Country

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Sometimes a client needs a solution to a problem, but does not know what or how to go about developing one. Patti Engineering offers engineering studies as a service to […]

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Patti Engineering Continues to Excel Deploying Ignition SCADA, MES and IIoT Solutions

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“With Ignition, Patti Engineering helped us reduce up-front costs and total cost of ownership. We were able to create everything in one environment and train our employees on a single […]

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Are You Ready for the Future of Your Production Line?

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It may seem like a lifetime ago that we watched VHS tapes or were excited about the option to play “snake” on our new cell phone, but actually, it has […]

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Why Ignition Is Growing On Us

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Since deciding to join the Ignition certified integrator program and investing in training, our engineers have really grown to like Inductive Automation’s SCADA platform, Ignition. Our engineers have been finding […]

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Profibus Debugging

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A customer was having a problem with their Profibus communication. The Profibus nodes were dropping out occasionally. This caused their ovens to stop working and required a system reset. This […]

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Eliminating Bottlenecks Using Cycle Time Analysis

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Bottlenecks.  They handicap your throughput, mess with your utilization, and throw a wrench in your schedule.  Sometimes the solutions can be very obvious – and sometimes obviously prohibitively expensive. Ways […]

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Machine Vision System Factors

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There are many factors to consider when deciding on a vision system in your automation system.  Three of the biggest are hardware, lighting, and lenses. Hardware Machine Vision sensor resolution […]

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Tips for Working with Legacy Technology On Site

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Here’s the situation: you are on site, working on a project. You have encountered equipment that is nearly as old as you are and you’re not sure how to program […]

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Software Etiquette

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When writing software, it’s important to write code that is organized and contains descriptive comments. This helps the code be more readable when the programmer goes back to it to […]

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Siemens Statue of Liberty Rescue Elevator

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It’s one of the most recognizable icons in the world and, as part of a $30 million dollar renovation project, the Statue of Liberty had its obsolete, 30-year-old rescue elevator […]

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Minor Upgrades, Major Improvement

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Blog post by Ryan Goad, Controls Engineer A couple of years ago, we completed a major retrofit of a database at a garment distribution facility.  In the last few months, […]

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What is the Cost of Waiting to Replace Obsolete Systems or Deferring Maintenance?

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Blog post by Lynn Minard, Director of Finance When thinking about replacing or completing maintenance on an obsolete system, the focus is often put on the cost of the new […]

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