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As the leaders of the worldwide manufacturing renaissance continue their push for plant efficiency improvements, Mississauga, Ontario-based Lynch Fluid Control has placed an order for the machine tool productivity software solution, MERLIN, for their entire plant from Astrix Networks Inc., operating under the trade name Memex Automation. Memex Automation’s flagship…

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When planning a wind plant, collector cable systems play a critical role in how efficiently power can be delivered from the point of generation to the grid. An optimal collector system design can help minimize electrical losses, cable and trenching costs and substation configuration costs. The new Wind Collector Optimization…

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Siemens AG sold its tidal-power unit to Atlantis Resources Ltd. after losing faith in an industry it said was taking too long to grow. Turbine maker Atlantis takes ownership of the unit’s six projects, the Singapore-based company said Wednesday in an e-mailed statement, without disclosing financial terms. Siemens acquires a…

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World-leading provider of signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, Belden introduces the Magnum 5RX fixed configuration security router from GarrettCom designed to optimise network performance and minimise risk. Combining routing with network security, GarrettCom fixed configuration security router offers superior network performance, while addressing the escalating security concerns associated with…

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Swiss engineering group ABB said it doubled large orders and kept smaller orders steady in the first quarter, lifting its total order intake by a better-than-expected 15 percent. The like-for-like rise to $10.4 billion - compared with a Reuters poll average of $10.2 billion - excludes currency translation effects. ABB…

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Endress+Hauser introduces Memobase Plus calibration software for pH, oxygen, conductivity and chlorine sensors. The software turns a PC into a calibration laboratory, providing complete traceability of test solutions, sensors, calibrations and measurements. Calibration reports are generated automatically as a PDF document, or as a CSV file that can be exported…

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TURCK announces TBEN-S M8 Industrial Ethernet connector.  With the ability to transfer up to 100Mbps of data, the M8 connector for Ethernet is suitable for various Industrial Ethernet protocols, including EtherCAT. It utilizes a shielded CAT 5e cable, with the 360-degree shielding carried through to the coupling nut. In addition,…

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Japanese industrial robot maker Fanuc Corp said it was doubling its dividend payout ratio, signalling an apparent win for activist U.S. investor Daniel Loeb in calls on the debt-free firm to return more of its growing cash pile to shareholders. Reporting net profit jumped 87 percent in the 12 months…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has designed turbochargers powering the largest ships in the world. First came the China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) Globe with capacity of 19,100 TEU completing its maiden voyage in February 2015. This was followed by the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) Oscar at…

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Festo introduces a new vision sensor designed to provide a user-friendly and cost-effective entry-level solution for industrial image processing. Festo’s new SBSI vision sensor enables simple and intuitive image processing for harsh industrial environments without requiring any expert knowledge. Available in a choice of two models, the lightweight vision sensor…