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FIPA developed a custom material handling solution that both improved reliability and decreased cycle time for one of STVision GmbH’s more challenging automated vision systems. STVision specializes in developing industrial automatic inspection systems for the semiconductor production, automotive, medical, precision metal foil, and watch industries, but struggled to find a…

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The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute announced that BiTherm SL’s SWWRF40 wireless steam trap monitor has successfully achieved ISA100 Wireless certification. The SmartWatchWeb Radio Frequency (SWWRF40) Steam Trap Monitor is the wireless interface designed by BiTherm to provide an ISA100 Wireless compliant solution for the monitoring of gas and steam leaks,…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, introduces the new HP30 hydrogen process analyzer intended for installation and use in refinery and petrochemical plant environments for the monitoring of hydrogen recycle and hydrogen make-up process streams. The HP30 embodies the ABB “Measurement made easy” design philosophy by providing a…

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Keith McLoughlin is stepping down as chief executive of Electrolux AB, a month after a protracted $3.3 billion deal to acquire General Electric Co. ’s home-appliance business collapsed. Taking his place beginning Feb. 1 will be Jonas Samuelson, currently head of Electrolux’s major appliances business in Europe, the Middle East…

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Rotork Fairchild has launched a new range of compact low pressure I/P (electro-pneumatic) transducers for instrument, analytical and scientific control applications. Precise pressure control, where output pressures must be accurately held at low pressures down to 70 mBar (1 psi), has traditionally been a difficult task for industrial instrumentation. The…

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Micro-Epsilon releases optoNCDT laser triangulation sensors that make dynamic displacement, distance and position measurements. The optoNCDT 1320 is an entry-level version for high precision measurement of displacement, distance and position. The controller is integrated in the sensor housing, which simplifies installation and set up. The sensor is compact (46mm x…

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In December 2015 BRUKS was awarded a contract for the supply of the wood chip handling system, for the TILBURY RENEWABLE ENERGY PLANT. The Tilbury plant is a waste wood/SRF Biomass plant, located at Tilbury docks, Tilbury England. The purpose of the plant is to produce electricity on the basis…

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Sarawak Consolidated Industries Bhd (SCIB) will invest some RM6mil on a new manufacturing plant to produce specific precast concrete products for the Pan Borneo Highway project. Group chief executive officer Zaidi Ahmad said the proposed plant, which would be located adjacent to the company’s existing factory in Demak Laut Industrial…

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Siemens has secured the order for the Blackcraig Hill onshore wind power plant in Scotland. The 53 megawatt (MW) wind project located in the Scottish council area Dumfries and Galloway will consist of 23 wind turbines of the Siemens G2 platform. The contract also includes a 20-year service agreement. Commissioning…

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Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS), together with Mitsubishi Corporation and PT. Wasa Mitra Engineering (WASA), a local construction and engineering firm, have received a full-turnkey order for an 880 megawatts (MW) natural-gas-fired gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plant from PT. PLN (Persero), Indonesia's state-owned electricity company. The project…