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Toshiba Corp. began demonstrating an energy-supply system that uses solar power and hydrogen as fuel for power generation. Toshiba has set up a system that includes solar panels and fuel cells at a facility in Kawasaki City in Kanagawa prefecture, the Tokyo-based company said in a statement Monday. Solar power…

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AutomationDirect adds SureMotion power transmission products that include timing pulleys (or sprockets), bushings and timing belts that allow a user to change speed and torque while connecting mechanically rotating components. Starting at $5.25, the SureMotion XL timing pulleys have a 1/5-inch pitch and 1/4 or 3/8-inch width and are available…

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The OSG-Group, a Japanese-based company, has begun offering their high quality cutting tools with the HAIMER Safe-Lock system worldwide. The unique Safe-Lock design in cutting tools and toolholders combines a high precision press fit clamping with a positive form locking mechanism. This prevents round cutting tools from being rotated or…

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JMP Automation Inc., an independent engineering and system integrator specializing in smart robotic applications, has achieved the prestigious Certified Robot Integrator designation from the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group representing 265 member companies. “We are thrilled to be amongst the very best certified system integrators,” states Ken…

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Aspen Technology Inc, the US-based provider of software and services to the process industries, has acquired the Blowdown software technology from Professor Stephen Richardson of Imperial College London and Dr Graham Saville, formerly of Imperial College London. Blowdown has been used in hundreds of studies in oil and gas and…

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India's largest software exporter Tata Consultancy Services will launch a new artificial intelligence-based automation platform over the upcoming months, at a time when India's top software firms are automating traditional, commoditized services to boost margins and increasing investments in newer areas of technology and platforms. On a post-earnings conference call…

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Siemens has selected US-based Molycorp to supply rare earth materials for its direct drive wind turbine generators over the next 10 years. Molycorp will supply the materials from its Mountain Pass facility in California to Shin-Etsu Chemical Co, which will produce rare earth magnets for the German manufacturer. Siemens said…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has successfully commissioned the refurbished Songo High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) converter station in Mozambique, Africa. The station is a key component in the 1,920 megawatt (MW) HVDC link transmitting electricity from the Cahora Bassa hydro-power plant in Mozambique across a distance…

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Emerson Process Management introduces the Rosemount 705 Wireless Totalizing Transmitter for installation on new or existing turbine meters or pulse devices to deliver average flow and totalized flow volume over time. The totalizing transmitter also delivers predictive diagnostics data to indicate instrument health and support timely maintenance to intervene on…

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According to the Nikkei Asian Review, Fanuc and Furukawa Electric will establish a joint venture by September 2015 to make components for laser cutting equipment, seeking to cultivate demand by combining complementary strengths. The 50-50 venture will be set up at a Fanuc site in Oshino, Yamanashi Prefecture. Capitalization, production…