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Sam Hoff Talks Robotics Innovation in Packaging Technology Today

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Patti Engineering CEO Sam Hoff and SWS Consulting President Scott Steele co-authored an article featured in Packaging Technology Today’s May 2024 issue. Together, they discuss the key technology advancements that […]

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Empower Your Facility with Data-Driven Decisions: Patti Engineering’s Digital Manufacturing Needs Assessment

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The road to digital transformation is not one-size-fits-all, and each manufacturing facility’s needs are unique. Our Digital Manufacturing Needs Assessment takes less than 5 minutes and helps us gauge your […]

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Digitally Testing Code with Simulation Software

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Siemens TIA Portal Simulation Software Terrance Brinkley, from Patti Engineering, is here to explore how Siemens TIA Portal’s built-in simulation software, PLCSIM, and WinCC Runtime Advanced can be used to […]

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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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The Days of Digitalization

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These are the days of digitalization – for manufacturers, digitalization means using digital tools such as IoT devices, AI, and edge/cloud computing to gain better visibility into their processes and […]

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Should You Use Digital Twins?

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Practical Application of Digital Twin Technology You may have heard about digital twins and wondered if they could be useful in your plant or manufacturing operation. In this article, we’ll […]

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How to Kick Start Your Digital Projects in 2022 with Plant Services

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In the December issue of Plant Services magazine, CEO Sam Hoff spoke with the Big Picture Interview.  They discussed how a systems integrator can guide your digital projects, the state […]

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Sam Hoff Talks About Digital Transformation

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Intro (Sam Hoff did a podcast interview with Bryan Powrozek, Sr. Manager, Industrial Automation at Clayton & McKervey, and discussed digital transformation. Here are some highlights of the podcast.) What […]

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How Does a Neural Processing Unit Make AI Accessible to Manufacturers?

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The SIMATIC S7-1500 TM NPU (neural processing unit) is the new AI (artificial intelligence) module from Siemens.  It enables you to bring AI into any SIMATIC S7-1500 PLC without a separate computer. […]

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Why Virtual Commissioning?

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Especially with visitor and safety restrictions over the last year, more of our customers have been requesting virtual commissioning on their projects.  Find out why.   Read about a project […]

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What Can Go Wrong When You Underestimate The Edge

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We’ve all heard about the importance of The Cloud when it comes to digitalization and modernizing your facility.  The Edge, however, may be the most overlooked and underestimated part of […]

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Coming Back from COVID Quarantine

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A lifetime ago, back in March, we reached out to you all to ask: What can we do to help? The most immediate need we are hearing from you is […]

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Improving Robot Cell Efficiency Using ROBOGUIDE simulation

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Have you ever wanted to try some new ideas to improve your robot cell efficiency?  Many people think of testing robot arm paths when they think of ROBOGUIDE simulation software, […]

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WinCC OA vs MindSphere

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There are currently many options to visualize your data on the plant floor.  WinCC OA and MindSphere are two common products that are, in many ways, quite similar. WinCC OA SCADA Designed for on-premise […]

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A More Flexible Facility through Digitalization

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In many ways and for many reasons, facilities are being asked to become nimbler and adapt to change more quickly. Digitalization has given us much more flexibility in our personal […]

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Improving Work Station Efficiency with Plant Simulation

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Virtually testing improvements in your plant allows you to test changes with just a few clicks. Siemens Tecnomatix® Plant Simulation is a great tool for generating reports on product flow, […]

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Introducing CNC Predictive Maintenance MindSphere App

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This week, we released our first app on the MindSphere Store.  MindSphere is the open cloud-based IoT operating system from Siemens.  The CNC Performance Improvement and Predictive Maintenance app allows […]

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The Ever-increasing Need for Using Digital Twins

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Blog post by Sam Hoff, CEO of Patti Engineering I was recently meeting with a client who has 200 manufacturing engineers working for him. Of those 200 engineers, he estimates […]

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The Many Benefits of PLM Plant Simulation Software

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Siemens Tecnomatix® Plant Simulation is a valuable PLM software tool for engineers working at a manufacturing facility and for engineers building or modifying manufacturing machinery. Blog post by Terrance Brinkley […]

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IoT Field Goal Kicking with MindSphere at Manufacturing in America

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Earlier this month, participants at Manufacturing in America had the chance to kick field goals at Ford Field.  We set up a tracking system using Siemens MindSphere that measured multiple […]

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