Internet-based Service supports machine tool maintenance.

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Internet-based ePS Network Services supports maintenance processes by providing platform for cross-company service between OEMs and machine operators. Customers will have detailed information regarding machine faults, thus allowing for a faster analysis without needing direct access to the machine. A direct connection to the Internet with a web browser will allow data to be analyzed via the servers and even allow remote machine control.



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Siemens Presents New Innovations for Simpler, Safer Machine Tool Service and Maintenance



CHICAGO, IMTS, September 8, 2004 - At this year's International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, Siemens will introduce a new service for machine tool manufacturers and end-users that will offer simpler, safer and more efficient methods for performing service and maintenance.

ePS Network Services is an internet-based service from Siemens that supports maintenance processes while simultaneously forming a platform for cross-company service and support between OEMs and machine operators. ePS services can be configured on the ePS servers over secure internet connections from anywhere in the world via a standard PC, an internet connection and web browser.

By using ePS Network Services, customers will have detailed information much faster for the localization of machine faults, thus allowing for a faster analysis without needing direct access to the machine or influencing the production process. Service personnel can be notified by e-mail or text message should a fault occur. A direct connection to the Internet with a web browser will allow data to be analyzed via the servers and even allow remote machine control.

When ePS is used for preventative maintenance, unplanned downtimes and maintenance costs are reduced. Standardized testing procedures can help machine operators and maintenance technicians to quickly determine a machine's condition. Continuous evaluation of the machine tool also makes it possible to identify trends and plan measures in advance.

The ePS platform always offers maximum data security by restricting data to the servers that ePS provides and is compatible with network firewalls. Communication is only established from the machine and/or the PC server to the ePS servers and is protected from unauthorized access by 128-bit SSL encoding.

Siemens
Machine Tool Business
Marketing / Communications
Attention: Mr. John Meyer
390 Kent Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

For product information and inquiries, please e-mail SiemensMTBUMarCom@sea.siemens.com.

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Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is a leading global electronics and engineering company with reported worldwide sales of $80.5 billion in fiscal 2003. With its United States corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the U.S. has sales of $16.6 billion and employs 65,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Eleven of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 417,000 people in 192 countries. For more information on Siemens in the U.S.: www.usa.siemens.com.

Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. is one of Siemens' operating companies in the U.S. Headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Ga., Siemens Energy & Automation manufactures and markets one of the world's broadest ranges of electrical and electronic products, systems and services to industrial and construction market customers. Its technologies range from circuit protection and energy management systems to process control, industrial software and totally integrated automation solutions. The company also has expertise in systems integration, technical services and turnkey industrial systems. For more information: www.sea.siemens.com.

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