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Alliance Sensors Group announces MHP in-cylinder position sensor. These compact inductive linear sensors can be installed into the rear endcap of hydraulic cylinders for operation at pressures up to 5000psig. Their 1-inch hex aluminum or stainless steel housing are ideal for mobile hydraulics, factory automation machinery, or oil and gas…

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015
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OTEK releases  New Technology Meters (NTMs) that include a digital display and an auto-tricolor bar-graph with four alarm pointers to indicate the process status. Unlike analog meters, they have no moving parts to get stuck and are not sensitive to shock, vibration, magnetic fields, EMI/RFI or wear and tear.  …

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Calex announces Model 463, a self-contained, AC powered signal conditioner for load cells and transducers utilizing full bridge strain gages. It contains a precision instrumentation amplifier with an isolated, filtered output and a highly regulated, low noise, adjustable output bridge excitation source. The Model 463 provides an isolated 10 VDC…

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Metso will supply automation technology for a greenfield waste-to-energy plant currently under construction in Krakow, Poland. With advanced automation solutions, the plant will be able to efficiently control the process of turning waste into green energy, reach high process availability and extract maximum energy value from the waste. The plant…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, successfully commissioned a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link between Norway and Denmark to increase availability of renewable hydroelectric and wind power in the region’s electricity grid. At 500 kilovolts (kV), the Skagerrak 4 link sets a new record in transmission voltage using…

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015
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Rotork releases CQ fully concentric, balanced design pneumatic and hydraulic valve actuators that deliver a reliable and efficient self-contained solution for applications demanding functional integrity and safety where space is limited. In addition to providing reduced dimensions when compared with conventional scotch-yoke actuators, the CQ’s symmetric design also presents a…

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Intertec introduces CubeShade, a large cube-shaped sunshade for process instrumentation. It provides plant engineers with a highly cost-effective means of shielding equipment such as electronic monitoring systems, explosion-proof junction boxes or analyser installations from solar radiation. CubeShade protective cover measures 600 x 550 x 500 mm (HxWxD). This provides a…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth about $40 million from Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) to supply two new 220-kilovolt (kV) substations and upgrade an existing substation in Sri Lanka.The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2014. The new substations will be…

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B&R introduced two master modules that each use IO-Link 1.1 to communicate digitally with four intelligent field devices: The X20DS438A with IP20 protection and the X67DS438A with IP67 protection for use outside the control cabinet. B&R relies on the IO-Link communication standard to cover the final stretch from the I/O…

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Eaton announced the Bussmann Low-Peak Upgrade program that simplifies fuse inventory and reduces costs. The Low-Peak Upgrade Program is a complimentary service and is focused on generating customized inventory consolidation recommendations. Eaton’s team of experts first conducts a full audit of the customer’s fuse inventory. This audit collects all necessary…