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GE’s Power Conversion business announced that it had received a new order from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. for electric power and propulsion systems for two LNG carriers. The LNG carriers will be built for the purpose of transporting LNG from Louisiana, USA. Their construction is scheduled to be completed from…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, received orders worth $40 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler Rail for train projects in Europe and the United States, extending the companies’ long partnership. The orders were booked in the last quarter of 2014. ABB will supply its newest traction converters…

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In the 55 years since the Thomas H. Allen Fossil Plant was commissioned in Memphis, Tennessee, energy technology has evolved tremendously and environmental laws have tightened. To take advantage of enhanced technology and help meet environmental requirements, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is moving ahead with plans to replace the…

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ABB and Switzerland’s Rhaetian Railway (RhB) are underscoring their close, century-long collaboration with a new look: Starting today, an RhB train will be arriving at the station in white instead of red. The Rhaetian Railway is giving its train a makeover, inside and out, to match ABB branding. This train…

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MicroPower announces MI2500RU dc/dc converters with 12 models that operate from 4:1 input ranges of 9 to 36 VDC, or 18 to 75 VDC, providing tightly regulated single and dual outputs of  3.3, 5, 12, 15, ±12 or ±15 VDC. Standard features include an input/output isolation of 1,500 VDC, low…

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Phoenix Contact expanded its M12 connector range for power transmission in industrial environments with S-coded flush-type connectors and cordsets rated to 16 A and 630 V. (Ratings are per IEC; UL 2237 is pending.) Standard S-coded connectors, rated to 12 A, are also available. They have two positions and protective…

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Finland's Valmet, a maker of pulp and paper production machines, is buying a process automation systems business from engineering group Metso for 340 million euros ($397 million), it said on Thursday. Valmet shares jumped 6.7 percent to 10.78 euros by 1330 GMT, with some analysts saying it had got a…

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Motion Industries Inc. has acquired Miller Bearings Inc., headquartered in Orlando, Florida, according to a press release. Miller Bearings is an independent distributor of bearings, power transmission products, fluid power, electrical automation components, and safety and industrial supplies, noted the release. The company has 17 locations in Florida. “The addition…

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In Addition to EtherNet/IP the EyeSens vision sensors now also support the field bus standard Profinet IO and therefore can communicate with both of the most common communication standards of industrial Ethernet. With Profinet it is possible to create solutions for the product engineering, process automation, building automation as well…

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Distech Controls announced ECLYPSE Connected System Controller, a modular and scalable platform providing BACnet/IP, wired and wireless IP connectivity, permitting integration with building management systems and convergence with IT networks. It consists of a control automation and connectivity serv­er, power supplies, and I/O modules, allowing users to select the type…