Jim Remski, Siemens Industry Inc.


PLM, Control Design February 11, 2011

Ethernet integration: Decentralized control gives GM manufacturing flexibility

A decentralized control network at a General Motors' powertrain plant supports overall workflow with extremely flexible assembly line configuration options. PLCs, CNCs, HMIs, RFID system and high-level Ethernet protocol are running on the GM network, part of a $872 million investment.

By Jim Remski, Siemens Industry Inc.