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Fanuc Corp. said Monday it will spend ¥130 billion to build a new plant and expand an existing research facility. The maker of industrial robots wants to boost its capacity to turn out products such as digital control machines, a component of machine tools. The new plant will be constructed…

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MAR is an automation and robotics company that is aligned to SCOTT, with products and markets that are complementary. This fulfils SCOTT's expansion plans through a stronger presence in international markets and a strategy to move up the value chain by providing smarter, interconnected robotics and automation. SCOTT Technology specialises…

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Fanuc Corp., a Japanese maker of industrial robots and machine tools used in the making of Apple Inc. ’s iPhones and other smartphones, said Monday it plans to spend about ¥100 billion ($842 million) to build new factories in Japan. The move follows news last week that New York-based hedge…

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General Electric Co will use its new manufacturing facility in India, which was formally inaugurated on Saturday, as an export hub, with plans to send half of its output to the conglomerate's global factories. The 67-acre plant in Chakan, near Pune, is GE's first multi-purpose manufacturing facility in India, which…

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 Toshiba Logistics India Private Limited (TLGI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Logistics Corporation in Japan, today said it has commenced operations in India. Founded in August 2014, TLGI has scaled up its expertise and skills in forward logistics to facilitate Toshiba Group companies execute timely delivery of industrial large…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, won an order worth around $35 million from Belgian electricity transmission system operator Elia for gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) and shunt reactors, helping stabilize and expand the country’s power grid to accommodate more wind energy. ABB’s gas-insulated switchgear will help control, protect and…

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Beckhoff introduces EJ Series EtherCAT I/O plug-in modules offer a highly efficient I/O solution to implement platform concepts in large-scale machine production. These “plug-in” modules feature the performance and functionality of the well-known EtherCAT I/O system, while their efficient design enables them to be directly attached to circuit boards. The…

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PV equipment and automation specialist, Spire Corporation has secured a ‘Spi-Sun Simulator 6013i SLP’ order with a Chinese producer of large-area thin film modules. Spire noted that the order was placed by a major Chinese thin film module manufacturer with facilities in Europe, China and the US, which narrows it…

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D&H Distributing, the leading North American computer products and consumer electronics distributor, announces it has enhanced its portfolio of WiFi- and Bluetooth-based smart home automation devices, which allow users and SMB business owners to automate and control electronics in their offices, warehouse spaces and homes, including lighting, thermostats, music, locks…

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As the latest milestone in breaking through performance limits of industrial control systems, Beckhoff Automation has introduced a new industrial server product line that enables “many-core machine control”. The new C6670 industrial server from Beckhoff represents one of the most powerful controllers ever to reach the industrial market. This top-performance…