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Patti Engineering, Inc. Integrators
2110 East Walton Blvd., Ste. A Auburn Hills MI 48326 United States
Phone 1248-364-3200
Fax248-364-3371
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  • Patti Engineering, Inc. shared an update
    PostedFriday, April 30,2021 at 12:01 PM
    Making AI broadly accessible to manufacturing facilities is one way to fill the knowledge gap that will be created as large portions of the workforce are nearing retirement.
    
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    How Does a Neural Processing Unit Make AI Accessible to Manufacturers? - Patti Engineering
    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. This new technology was released in late 2019; Patt ...
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  • Patti Engineering, Inc. shared an update
    PostedFriday, April 30,2021 at 12:00 PM
    It's no surprise that virtual commissioning has come into its own in the last year.
    
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    Why Virtual Commissioning? - Patti Engineering
    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 example where we cut down estimated downtime by weeks.
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  • Patti Engineering, Inc. shared an update
    PostedFriday, April 30,2021 at 11:57 AM
    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 the Industry 4.0 puzzle. 
    
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    What Can Go Wrong When You Underestimate The Edge - Patti Engineering
    The Edge may be the most overlooked piece of the Industry 4.0 puzzle. Don't make these common mistakes in your facility.
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  • Patti Engineering, Inc. shared an update
    PostedFriday, April 30,2021 at 11:56 AM
    If you are starting to notice this problem in your facility, it is best to schedule this maintenance before it requires unplanned downtime. 
    
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    Profibus Debugging - Patti Engineering
    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 was happening a few times per month. The problem was mostl ...
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  • Patti Engineering, Inc. shared an update
    PostedFriday, December 4,2020 at 11:53 AM
    Sam Hoff, CEO presented at Siemens’ 2020 Realize LIVE Europe virtual conference. In this case study, we show how we are using MindSphere™ to collect production data of an OEM’s floor to identify production blocks on CNC lines. https://bit.ly/3mHoywN
  • Patti Engineering, Inc. shared an update
    PostedTuesday, October 6,2020 at 5:53 AM
    Experienced New Business Development Manager Tim Hebert was recently hired and Nick Hitchcock was promoted by Patti Engineering to support the increased demand for the company’s control system integration and engineering services. https://bit.ly/3d53e0n
  • Patti Engineering, Inc. shared an update
    PostedTuesday, October 6,2020 at 5:52 AM
    Senior Engineer Ryan Goad has successfully completed the Inductive Automation Gold Level Certification test for Ignition Software version 8.0, a powerful web-based industrial software platform for SCADA, MES & IIoT applications. https://bit.ly/34rAlYd
  • Patti Engineering, Inc. shared an update
    PostedTuesday, October 6,2020 at 5:51 AM
    We have moved to larger facility in Austin, Texas, offering enhanced warehouse and shop space in addition to design and sales support. https://bit.ly/2I2LuHx
  • Patti Engineering, Inc. shared an update
    PostedFriday, June 19,2020 at 4:37 PM
    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 social distancing and contact tracing. Luckily, by and large, these solutions already exist. https://bit.ly/2MveW7R
  • Patti Engineering, Inc. shared an update
    PostedFriday, June 5,2020 at 11:05 AM
    The most immediate need we are hearing from you is social distancing and contact tracing. Many facilities that have been shutdown are looking to cautiously reopen in the next few weeks. https://bit.ly/2MveW7R
  • Patti Engineering, Inc. shared an update
    PostedWednesday, April 29,2020 at 10:04 AM
    While things are changing every day, it is becoming clear that manufacturing will have a major role to play in meeting immediate needs and in the rebuilding that will come after. https://bit.ly/3f1yyxE
  • Patti Engineering, Inc. shared an update
    PostedMonday, March 16,2020 at 10:52 AM
    Read these tips for converting a Rockwell HMI to Siemens.
    
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    Rockwell to Siemens HMI Conversion - Patti Engineering
    Control conversions happen all of the time when new tooling is replaced in plants. Cost is always a factor when the type of control platform is selected. Creating a clear plan and using the available features on TIA Portal will help to alleviate some ...
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  • Patti Engineering, Inc. shared an update
    PostedThursday, February 20,2020 at 7:27 AM
    Here are some good common practices and tips when using a Siemens PID Temperature Technology object to control your heat device inside of your Siemens PLC program.
    
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    Things to Remember When Setting Up a Temperature PID in Siemens TIA Portal - Patti Engineering
    Blog post by Joe Palace, Senior Electrical Engineer Good common practices and tips when using a Siemens PID Temperature Technology object to control your heat device inside of your Siemens PLC program. Before doing anything, you want to pick the corr ...
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  • Patti Engineering, Inc. shared an update
    PostedThursday, February 6,2020 at 7:49 AM
    In many ways and for many reasons, facilities are being asked to become nimbler and adapt to change more quickly.
    
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    A More Flexible Facility through Digitalization - Patti Engineering
    Upgrade project examples that make digitalization work for your manufacturing facility, for more flexible production, planning, and maintenance.
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  • Patti Engineering, Inc. shared an update
    PostedThursday, October 31,2019 at 12:17 PM
    Not a single bolt was moved as we played around with different configurations to find the most efficient methods.
    
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    Improving Robot Cell Efficiency Using ROBOGUIDE simulation - Patti Engineering
    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, but there are a number of other changes and ideas that can be virtually ...
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  • Patti Engineering, Inc. shared an update
    PostedWednesday, October 16,2019 at 1:20 PM
    While this change did have to occur while production was not running in order to replace the hardware, the update went rather smoothly with only a hardware config download and some minor testing.
    
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    Retrofitting a Siemens ET 200x with ET 200pro - Patti Engineering
    Challenge As part of a retool, a customer was looking to upgrade their Siemens ET 200x field devices.  This legacy hardware was outdated to the point of searching eBay for replacement parts.   Solution The Siemens ET 200pro was specified as the repla ...
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  • Patti Engineering, Inc. shared an update
    PostedFriday, October 11,2019 at 9:14 AM
    We’ve created a worksheet that anyone can use to conduct this type of analysis!
    
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    Eliminating Bottlenecks Using Cycle Time Analysis - Patti Engineering
    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 to Reduce Bottlenecks From moving stati ...
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  • Patti Engineering, Inc. shared an update
    PostedTuesday, October 8,2019 at 7:54 AM
    If you have a project you’d like to put in the budget, it is a good idea to take a few minutes to brain dump your ideas for that project now.  This Initial Scope of Work worksheet is one way to think about defining your project.
    
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    Drafting a Scope of Work for a Controls Project - Patti Engineering
    Why to draft a scope of work when brainstorming automation controls project. Plus, a worksheet and guide to writing one yourself.
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  • Patti Engineering, Inc. shared an update
    PostedThursday, August 1,2019 at 3:31 PM
    One way to weigh the criteria is to use our asset tracking decision tree, which will walk you through the main factors to consider.
    
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    Asset Tracking - Solutions for Industrial Facilities- Patti Engineering
    Industrial asset tracking solutions including barcodes, RFID, and RTLS as well as benefits, ideal applications, use cases, and case studies.
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  • Patti Engineering, Inc. shared an update
    PostedThursday, June 27,2019 at 1:26 PM
    Upfront planning helped the update go smoothly with only a hardware config download and some minor testing. 
    
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    Retrofitting a Siemens ET 200x with ET 200pro - Patti Engineering
    Challenge As part of a retool, a customer was looking to upgrade their Siemens ET 200x field devices.  This legacy hardware was outdated to the point of searching eBay for replacement parts.   Solution The Siemens ET 200pro was specified as the repla ...
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