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Convert Siemens Automation S5 Legacy Control System to State-of-the-Art S7 Platform

Oetiker, Inc., leading Manufacturer and distributor of quality clamping and connection solutions, enlists Siemens Solution Partner, Patti Engineering, to complete conversion project to enhance plant productivity and efficiency

Patti Engineering, a leader in controlsystem integration, today released details of a control system upgrade projectin progress where its team of expert Siemens engineers is providing services toOetiker’s U.S. based manufacturing facility in Marlette, MI. The projectconsists of upgradingequipment with the latest Siemens Simatic S7 control platform.

Siemens S7platform offers technological and economic advantages. Oetiker’s investment inmigrating equipment controls to the S7 control platform will ultimately improveplant efficiency. Machine downtime will be reduced and the machinesfunctionality, maintainability, and scalability will be greatly improved.“Oetiker is a conscientious company and is proactive in upgrading our equipmentto best support our customers” explains Bruce Christensen, Production Manager,Oetiker U.S.

“As acertified Siemens Solution Partner,we often act as a pioneer in converting machines, integrating new technologyinto older systems.” explained Sam Hoff, executive vice president, PattiEngineering. “It’s a wise decision to migrate to Siemens S7.”

In workingwith Oetiker, Patti Engineering brings the necessary expertise and preparationrequired for a labor intensive project. Patti Engineering is a CSIA Certifiedcontrol system integrator and is the only Siemens Automation Solution Partnerin the State of Michigan. Patti Engineering is among a select group of systemintegrators across the country with highly trained engineers, having completedthe rigorous Siemens Global Technical Certification in the Simatic Technologyareas of S7 PLCs, Simatic HMIs and Simatic Networking. Its employees bringexceptional expertise to complex conversion projects.

For moreinformation on converting to S7 PLC controllers, please contact PattiEngineering:

AboutPatti Engineering, Inc.

PattiEngineering, Inc. is a CSIA Certified control systems integration companyoffering high-caliber engineering and software development services. Patti Engineering’stechnical expertise inelectrical control and information systems provides turnkey control systemsintegration for design/build, upgrade/retrofit and asset/energy managementprojects. Industrial automation, production intelligence and shop floor ITsolutions services include: project management, electrical engineering,hardware design, hardware procurement, software development, installation,calibration, start-up testing, verification, documentation, training andwarranty support. Customer satisfaction and project success earned the companyControl Engineering Magazine’s 2013 System Integrator of the Year. For moreinformation, visit

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