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Toshiba Corp. announced the development of an innovative low power control technology for microcontrollers supporting multi-sensor wearable devices. The development will be announced at COOL Chips XVIII in Yokohama, Japan, on April 15, 2015. The new control technology achieved a 31 percent reduction in power consumption when applied to an…

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ABB, the leading power and automation group, announced today it acquired Gomtec GmbH to expand its offering in the field of collaborative robots. The parties agreed not to disclose financial terms of the transaction. Gomtec, based near Munich, Germany, is a privately held company that develops mechatronic systems combining mechanical,…

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India-based renewable energy project developer Welspun Renewables has signed a 550MW MoU with German technology firm iPLON to supply equipment for its impending solar power plant projects across India. The signing took place today at Hannover Messe, an annual German engineering exhibition. iPLON will assist Welspun’s large portfolio of projects…

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CBRE Group Inc. bought Brookfield-based Environmental Systems Inc. building system technology company, according to a Tuesday announcement. The Brookfield company was founded in 1986, and provides energy management services and works on building automation, security and other systems. The deal by CBRE follows the Los Angeles real estate company’s announcement…

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Siemens has expanded its Scalance M wireless router series by adding two new devices: the Scalance M876-3, which is ideally suited for transmitting data via third generation wireless internet access (3G), and the Scalance M876-4, which enables connections to subnets and automation devices via LTE (Long Term Evolution) wireless standard.…

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Medical device manufacturers that combine discrete and batch processes in their operations can now use Rockwell Software PharmaSuite manufacturing execution system (MES) software from Rockwell Automation as their sole track-and-trace platform, achieving tracking capabilities down to the smallest saleable unit. The PharmaSuite v7.0 software extends its proven batch track-and-trace capabilities,…

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Antaira Technologies announces LNX-0702C-SFP,  a 7-port industrial gigabit unmanaged Ethernet switch with five RJ45 10/100Tx ports and two dual rate (100/1000) SFP slots. This series has a power consumption requiring just 6W and has a 12~48VDC high voltage power input. The LNX-0702C-SFP series provides a high EFT, surge (2,000 VDC),…

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Bronkhorst Cori-Tech released  CORI-FLOW ML120 Series Coriolis mass flow meters and controllers for ultra low flow ranges. ML120 offers flow ranges from 50 mg/h to 200 g/h, measured with an accuracy as high as 0,2 percent of reading. The compact mass flow controller is equipped with a microprocessor based pc-board…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today introduced YuMi, the world’s first truly collaborative dual-arm industrial robot, at the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology, Hannover Messe. YuMi’s introduction is another step in ABB’s Next Level strategy aimed at accelerating sustainable value creation. The strategy is building…

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European Union antitrust regulators have resumed their scrutiny of Siemens' offer for U.S. oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group and will decide by July 24 whether to clear the $7.6 billion deal. The European Commission halted its investigation on March 19 while waiting for Siemens to provide some important information. The…