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Absopulse announces HVI 500-D3G IP66-rated DC-DC converters are designed and built for extreme applications that require a waterproof, dust-proof, sand-proof, oil-, fire- and/or explosion-proof solution. The 500W converters operate from a 600Vdc input voltage, with a 400V to 800V input range. All critical components on the primary side are designed…

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Eskom has replaced France's Alstom with Swiss firm ABB Ltd in a control and instrumentation (C&I) contract for its much-delayed Kusile power station, the South African utility said on Friday. A spokesman said the change would not delay completion of the plant, which is scheduled to begin producing power in…

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Weidmuller introduces two new licensed frequency data modems that offer powerful long-range communications (up to 40 miles) to extend Ethernet networks into difficult-to-access locations. Unique design features built into the new wireless Ethernet modems provide dynamic network optimization and intelligent routing for high reliability, lower latency and deterministic power management.…

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Universal Robots (UR), a global developer and manufacturer of flexible and user-friendly industrial robots, has launched its new UR3 robot, one of the world’s most flexible, lightweight tabletop robots designed to work alongside humans. The latest state-of-the-art offering from UR’s market-leading range of collaborative robots, the new UR3 has been…

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ABB wins a $900 million order to connect Norwegian and German power grids. The link will be 623 kilometres (387.11 miles) long, making it the longest high-voltage direct current (HVDC) connection in Europe, the firm said. It is scheduled to go into commercial operation in 2020. The contract also includes…

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Rockwell Automation has added a new custom-device plug-in capability to its FactoryTalk AssetCentre v6.0 asset-management software, enabling system integrators to develop re-usable plug-ins to connect the software to unlimited third-party devices. For manufacturers, this connectivity expands monitoring, backup and recovery capabilities for their critical automation-related assets. FactoryTalk AssetCentre software is…

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MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, announces the acquisition of Precisive, LLC, for $13 million in an all-cash transaction that closed yesterday. Precisive is an innovative developer of optical analyzers based on Tunable Filter Spectroscopy (TFS) which provide real-time gas analysis…

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ABB, a global leader in power and automation technology, has been awarded a contract worth $60 million to deliver Azipod ® propulsion and power systems to two Norwegian Cruise Line vessels. The Breakaway-Plus class cruise ships will be built by MEYER WERFT of Germany and delivered in Q2 2018 and…

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ABB, a global leader in power and automation technology, will deliver electrical propulsion and power systems to a new flagship hospital vessel for the Mercy Ships organization. The vessel, Atlantic Mercy (working title) will be built by China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) at the Tianjin Xingang Shipyard and scheduled for…

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The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech is proud to announce new features for the APAX-5620 PLC. The APAX-5620 PLC now supports redundancy. In less than 10ms when the primary controller goes offline, the backup controller will take over. By using Advantech’s PLC software, a redundancy solution is easy. Programmers can…