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Renewable energy major Siemens today announced the official inauguration of Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind power plant. Siemens has supplied 78 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.6 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 120 meters. The wind plant has the capacity to supply electricity to around 320,000 German…

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China is making its move from an commodity manufacturer economy to a high-tech one – and Israel is playing a key part. To bring down the cost of production for the many consumer and industrial products made in its factories, China is undergoing a robotics revolution, installing machines to replace…

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The Japanese solar market has shown significant growth in the past few years as it races to meet the government’s goal of achieving 53 GW of solar PV capacity by 2030. Today, GE’s Power Conversion business has been chosen by Pacifico Energy to provide its Brillance solar skid solutions for…

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Flowserve's Cainsville plant will close next year. Andrew Milner, general manager of operations, said Wednesday that the Worthington Drive plant, which has been in operation for more than 55 years, will go through a phased shutdown that will end by next June. "We expect this to impact all the employees…

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SICK announced H18 SureSense family of photoelectric sensors for reliable detection in a wide range of sensing applications. For optimal performance at all times, the sensors’ signal strength light bar immediately alerts the user when maintenance or alignment is an issue.  In addition, SureSense sensors are constructed with SICK’s VISTAL…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced the inauguration of a new manufacturing facility for medium-voltage air-insulated switchgear (AIS), located in Tangerang, 25 kilometers from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta. The move is part of ABB’s $20-million investment plan for Indonesia which includes last year’s opening of a new…

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Strahman Valves, Inc. has completed negotiations to acquire BI-TORQ Valve Automation Inc. BI-TORQ will continue to operate from its facility located in La Fox, IL. In making the announcement Mr. August F. Percoco, President and CEO of Strahman Valves, Inc. stated, "The acquisition of BI-TORQ Valve Automation was a strategic…

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Adept introduces Viper 700 and 900 6-Axis articulated robots that have fast, precise arm movements with a maximum reach of 723 mm and 912 mm, respectively. The Viper 700 and Viper 900 models offer the versatility of a large working area with the convenience of a streamlined, compact architecture, making…

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Motion Tech Automation (MTA), a leader in motion control technology and manufacturing, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Lion Precision, a Shoreview, Minn. based nano-position sensor company. “MTA is excited about the acquisition of Lion Precision. Lion Precision is a world leader in nano-position sensor technology, and this acquisition…

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Shanghai has started efforts to attract investors in the robotics manufacturing sector with the aim to develop the industry and make the city as the hub of the country’s robotics industry, the Want China Times reported. Shanghai Huakuo Automation Engineering Co., an engineering company specializing in welding, robot 3D processing…