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Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015
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Calex introduces QMW DC/DC converter with  a 9 to 36VDC input range and  an isolated, precisely regulated 12 Volt output. The QMW achieves efficiency of 92%, operates at a fixed frequency and follows conservative component derating guidelines.  The 92% efficiency rating eases the job of thermal management given the high…

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B&R has posted record sales of €535 million in 2014, up 13% year-on-year. Growth has been evenly distributed across Europe, America and Asia. Recent months have seen the addition of new subsidiaries in Japan and Singapore, as the company simultaneously continues to fortify its presence in existing European and American…

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AutomationDirect’s safety products offering now includes access control barriers and accessories for body protection. The Contrinex YCA 50-series safety light curtains are active optoelectronic protective devices designed for protection and safety when machine design and process are inadequate and open access might be required during operation. The 24VDC YCA-50 series…

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Egypt will sign final agreements with the German Company Siemens to establish three power stations, Youm7 quoted a source at the Ministry of Electricity Sunday. Four memoranda concerning the new power stations were already signed between the Ministry of Electricity and the German company on the sidelines of the three-day…

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Endress+Hauser acquires Colsein in Colombia, its longtime sales and service partner in Bogotà. After two decades serving the Columbian market, the Endress+Hauser name stands for quality, safety and reliability. To fortify the brand even further, the company is acquiring 100 percent of the process automation business of Colsein Ltda., its…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth around $30 million from Casa dos Ventos, a leading renewables company in Brazil, to provide substations and related power infrastructure enabling the efficient integration of power from two new wind complexes (comprising 13 wind farms) into the country’s…

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Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it will be releasing a number of new UTAdvanced® series controllers on April 24. The new controllers include four DIN rail*1 mounting type controllers and one 1/8 DIN panel type program controller. This is part of Yokogawa's ongoing effort to expand its controller business by…

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Festo introduces the standard NAMUR valve VSNC, certified worldwide in accordance with the relevant explosion protection standards. The standard NAMUR valve VSNC finds versatile application in diverse industry segments and features a modern design, durable quality and fully tested technology and materials. Designed to deliver an attractive price/performance ratio, the…

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BECKHOFF Automation has introduced a new industrial server with powerful software support provided by the TwinCAT 3.1 automation platform. ‘Many-core controllers’ are expected to play a central role in the future of machine control and realisation of Industry 4.0 concepts. High-performance controllers such as the Beckhoff C6670 industrial server are…

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Siemens have firmed up the $400mn contract for the 700MW expansion of the M-Station power plant in Jebel Ali. HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA and Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO of Siemens in the Middle East and UAE signed the…