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As a global leader in residential and commercial air conditioning industry, Midea's Industry 4.0 strategy has successfully transformed and upgraded the company's manufacturing bases to improve the production efficiency by reducing 70 percent of total labor costs. Midea achieved a four percent worker-machine ratio by deploying over 800 robots in…

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ABB has won orders worth over $60 million from Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) to supply three turnkey substation solutions for residential and industrial areas in Dubai. The orders were booked in the third quarter. These areas are undergoing infrastructure development, including residences and resorts, to support Dubai’s positioning…

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Yokogawa Engineering Asia is set to open a Co-Innovation Centre in Singapore to work with IT companies to develop industry solutions to boost automation process capabilities. Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board, the centre will see a total investment of S$112 million over the next few years. It is…

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Brooks Automation, Inc. (BRKS) announced that Steve Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer, and Lindon Robertson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will participate in the Midtown CAP Summit Investor Conference to be held December 10, 2015 at the Le Parker Méridien, New York, NY. About the Midtown CAP Summit The…

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Rethink Robotics today announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Tokyo-based Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., to market, service and sell Rethink's Sawyer robot to the Japanese manufacturing community. Sawyer will be sold to manufacturers in Japan through Sumitomo's distribution channels, helping companies improve production processes by implementing flexible and affordable automation.…

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Technosoft releases iPOS4808 MY-CAT-STO, an intelligent drive motor drive that can control brushed DC, brushless DC, stepper or linear motor. With an EtherCAT interface, the iPOS4808 intelligent drive offers Safe Torque Off functionality via a dedicated HW implementation. The iPOS4808 represents a universal drive solution for any motor that fits…

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Emerson Process Management has introduced Smart Commissioning, a technology-enabled process that drastically reduces automation commissioning time and effort. Smart Commissioning helps automation projects meet strict and shifting deadlines by reducing trips to the field, eliminating tasks, and accommodating late project changes. Smart Automation Commissioning builds on advances made possible by…

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GE’s Power Services business today announced the first GT13E2 MXL2 gas turbine upgrade order in Asia at a combined-cycle power plant in Vietnam. GE will upgrade four GT13E2 gas turbines with MXL2 upgrade packages for state-owned enterprise EVN Power Generation Corporation 3 (EVNGENCO3) at the Phu My power complex in…

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ABB has introduced its highest payload, multipurpose industrial robot, the IRB 8700. The robot has a reach of 3.5 meters and is capable of handling a payload of up to 800 kg (1000 kg with the wrist down; 630 kg with LeanID). Designed for the ultimate in uptime, reliability and…

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Northstar Aerospace, an independent manufacturer of helicopter transmission components, purchased a MULTUS B750 horizontal lathe to increase efficiencies in their busy production schedule. The B750 easily handles critical tolerances that are necessary when machining aerospace parts. Northstar also discovered they could improve their efficiencies by fine-tuning cutting processes, minimizing operator…