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On January 22 JSOC Bashneft and Yokogawa Electric Corporation signed a Long-Term Partnership Agreement in the area of support of Ufa Refining Complex production facilities with Automatic Process Control Systems (APCS) and Field Instrumentation/Process Control Instruments (FI/PCI). The document was signed by Alexander Korsik, President, JSOC Bashneft and Shuzo Kaihori,…

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AutomationDirect announces APS series inductive proximity sensors that are IP67-rated rectangular compact DC sensors available in top or front sensing models with 2.5mm and 4mm sensing ranges. Available in two-wire or three-wire configurations, the 10-30 VDC high-frequency oscillation type sensors are fitted with polycarbonate unshielded housings and LED status indicators.…

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German engineering major Siemens AG said Friday that the 800-MW BorWin 2 offshore wind grid connection in the North Sea has been handed over to TenneT and is now fully operational. The German-Dutch transmission system operator (TSO) had previously contracted Siemens for five high voltage direct current (HVDC) grid connections,…

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Siemens Rail Automation began work on a £40m contract awarded by Network Rail  to renew life-expired signalling equipment between Leamington Spa and Heyford on January 26. The 22-month project will transfer operation of the signalling areas currently controlled by Banbury North and Banbury South signalboxes to a single workstation at…

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ABB Robotics IRC5C compact controller is now up to 25% smaller than the original model, and 87% smaller than the standard cabinet controller. IRC5C comes equipped with the majority of the functionality and benefits of its larger counterpart, with a compact footprint of 310h x 449w x 442d mm (12.2”h…

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Moxa introduces EDS-405A-PTP Ethernet Switch that enables clock synchronization of automation systems to less than one microsecond. Time synchronization is critically important for decentralized systems in industrial automation, such as those found in chemical processing, printing presses, nuclear power plants, or any real-time automated process where multiple controls are distributed…

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The Aviation Challenge, a programme under the Aviation Development Fund (ADF), seeks to tap the intellectual capacities of the industry, academia and others to develop innovative solutions to real issues faced by Singapore aviation that presently lack viable or commercially available solutions. The programme provides funding for selected projects to…

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Fluid Components International (FCI) has received FM Div 1/Zone 1 Approval on all remote probe configurations for the FS10A Analyzer Flow Switch/Monitor. FM Global Div 1/Zone 1 Approval indicates that they have been certified for hazards that are present under normal operating conditions or present frequently under maintenance or repair…

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a wireless network system for surveillance cameras that uses multihop technology to enable users to set up a network simply by connecting the wireless cameras using visualization software, without any need for power cords or a wired LAN. Surveillance cameras with wireless LAN function capability…

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Siemens executives defended their $7.6 billion deal to buy U.S. oilfield equipment firm Dresser-Rand, saying oil demand would grow long-term and synergies could increase. "There's no reason to think there's a different valuation now than at the time we agreed it," Chief Financial Officer Ralf Thomas told journalists, responding to…