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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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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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What is RTLS?

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Note: In March 2018, Siemens acquired the leader in RTLS technology, Agilion.  Have you ever spent hours searching your facility for a special piece of tooling that you know is […]

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Introducing Our Indianapolis Office!

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Last month, we officially opened our brick and mortar office in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Our Indiana presence has been based out of Kokomo since 2015.  Since then, we’ve hired Nick Hobbs, John […]

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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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2018 Career Fairs

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Our team will be visiting college campuses this fall near each of our three offices.  Patti Engineering will also be conducting interviews on the second day of each event. Purdue […]

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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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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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Strategies to Ensure Your UHF RFID Antenna Coverage is Sufficient

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Blog post by Senior Electrical Engineer John Shipley Are you familiar with ultra-high frequency radio frequency identification (UHF RFID)?  UHF RFID is rapidly becoming the new standard for identification to […]

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The Importance of Down Time from Work

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Blog post by Barb Rausch, Human Resource Manager “Vacations help us change the view, which can spark an idea or kick start creative thinking.” – Rieva Lesonsky, CEO GrowBiz Media. […]

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Tips for Learning New PLC Software

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Blog post by John Shipley As system integrators, there are multiple times when you will be tasked to learn something completely new. There’s no other feeling like opening a project […]

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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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Automation Project ROI

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Blog post by Nick Hobbs, Business Development When manufacturing facilities are discussing new automation, there is sometimes the perception that upgrading is too expensive.  Many facilities tend to look at […]

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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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What is your plan when your equipment goes down?

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Blog post by Dave Foster, Vice President of Engineering It’s not a matter of if your equipment is going to go down, but when.  The impact of this inevitability on […]

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Sam Hoff Chats with Tony Veroeven of CSIA During the Manufacturing in America Conference March 2018

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Patti Engineering’s CEO Sam Hoff featured in CSIA’s Talking Industrial Automation podcast Sam Hoff spoke with Tony Veroeven of CSIA for the Talking Industrial Automation podcast series during Siemens’ Manufacturing […]

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Arc Flash Safety

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Blog post by Marc Bourque, Electrical Engineer What is arc flash, and why should you be concerned about it? What is arc flash? Arc flash (also called a flashover) is […]

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Sharing Solutions to Industrial Cyber Security Challenges

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In a recent Control Magazine multi-part series titled ‘You Can Be a Cybersecurity Badass,’ author Jim Montague explores how system integrators and end users are sharing best practices around cybersecurity […]

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