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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Siemens AG today announced the closing of their joint venture in the field of metallurgical industry. The new company is named Primetals Technologies, Limited and headquartered in London, UK. With this joint venture both partners are forming a globally operating complete provider for plants,…

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Metso has been awarded a contract to upgrade and expand the ship automation of M/S Stena Germanica, a RoPax vessel owned by Stena Line, one of the world's largest ferry operators. Metso's contractual partner is Gdansk Ship Repair Yard Remontowa S.A. Stena Line will have the vessel's main engines converted…

Friday, Jan 09, 2015
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Wipro and HCL Technologies have rung in the New Year with multi-million dollar deals. Wipro has won a nearly half-a-billion dollar deal from Zurich-headquartered power and automation technologies major ABB. This is one of Wipro's biggest wins after it bagged the $1.2-billion deal from Canadian logistics and utilities provider Atco…

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Precision laser micromachining specialist OpTek Systems has installed non-contact confocal chromatic sensors from Micro-Epsilon on a number of its laser processing machines. These high precision confocal displacement sensors are capable of measuring the surface finish and groove depth of difficult materials, ranging from highly reflective, mirrored surfaces to dark, diffuse…

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Precise Automation introduces PAVP6, a collaborative 6-axis articulated robot that limits all collision forces.  Designed as an intrinsically safe mechanism, it will not injure a user even if it accidentally impacts them at full speed. This eliminates the need for expensive safety barriers and permits the robot to operate safely…

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Siemens announces a scalable package of coordinated automation and drive components specifically for tapping centers. It consists of the Sinumerik 828D compact CNC with new panel processing units PPU2xx.3 of various performance classes as control hardware and the Sinamics S120 Combi drive with triple overload capability. The package is completed…

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ABB announced today that its operations in Canada have been certified by TÜV SÜD as having in place and applying a Functional Safety Management System (FSMS) for the design and engineering of safety instrumented system (SIS) projects in accordance with industry good practice safety standards. These standards include IEC 61508…

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Ametek Taylor Hobson introduces i-Series measurement instruments for surface detail, contour and 3D measurement. The low noise axes and high resolution gauge of the Talysurf i-Series instruments assure measurement integrity, and a choice of gauge ranges provides versatility for a variety of applications. The instruments are available in 1mm, 2mm…

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SignalFire introduces the SFRSS Remote Sensing System with an open architecture wireless mesh network that allows users to choose the preferred sensor type for an application as well as mix sensor types in the same network.   Depending on the conditions of the operating environment and tank content (water, chemicals,…

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Fluidwell releases F018 Flow Monitor / Totalizer with fully integrated HART 7 Communication.  The F018 is equipped with a digital output and a galvanically isolated analog output according to the linearized flow rate. Programming and installation can be done with the menu-driven structure. It has an IP66, IP67 (NEMA4X) field…