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Rockwell Automation has added new virtualization, batch management and integrated motor control capabilities to its PlantPAx process automation system. With the latest system release, Rockwell Automation extends the capabilities of its modern distributed control system (DCS) platform to simplify the system's design, deployment, operation and maintenance. "We continue to invest…

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Micro-Epsilon releases eddyNCDT 3005 eddy current sensor that measures displacement, distance and position. This eddy current measurement system is suitable for harsh industrial environments. As the sensor and compact controller of the eddyNCDT 3005 are temperature-compensated, high measurement accuracies can be achieved even in high or fluctuating temperatures, e.g. in…

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Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced that it will make significant new investments to strengthen its presence in Singapore. The company will cumulatively invest around 65 million euros over the next few years to establish a Software Industry Solutions Center and a Software Regional…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth over $300 million for critical power technologies to enable two new ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) power transmission links. The two 800 kilovolt (kV) links will each have the capacity to transmit 8,000 megawatts (MW) of wind and thermal…

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Emerson Process Management has introduced DCMlink™ Software, a unified electric actuator control, monitoring and diagnostics platform. The DCMlink platform will allow, for the first time, Emerson customers to diagnose, configure, and monitor all electric actuators from a central location independent of protocol, actuator or host system. The software extends the…

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In an effort to avoid blackouts and meet the power needs of nearly 190 million people, the Punjab government in Pakistan is working to provide more affordable, reliable power as quickly as possible. To help reduce the projected 5 gigawatt (GW) energy shortfall, GE (NYSE: GE) will provide two high-efficiency…

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Schaeffler and machine tool manufacturer Deckel Maho Pfronten developed a “Machine Tool 4.0” concept that connects existing technology, from sensors to Cloud computing, representing a genuine step towards true digitised production. Two prototypes have been built based on the 4th generation of the DMC 80 FD duoBLOCK machining centre. One…

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Siemens has signed a long-term service contract with the gas company Dolphin Energy Limited, headquartered in Abu Dhabi. For the company's Dolphin Gas Project in Qatar, Siemens will provide service and maintenance for nine aero-derivative gas turbines from former Rolls-Royce Energy and the related nine Dresser-Rand compressors with a term…

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Just days after taking over as chief executive at ABB Canada, Nathalie Pilon turned the first sod Wednesday for the electric power and automation company’s new $70-million high-tech centre in the Montreal Technoparc. “This joint project with developer Broccolini Construction Inc. will have 300,000 square feet of space and bring…

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Karlstadt Machining purchased a GENOS M560-V vertical machining center to keep up with their expanding machining business. According to owner Dave Karlstadt, Okuma machines play a huge role in his shop’s success. Dave Karlstadt made a decision a few years ago to add manufacturing to his business portfolio to balance…