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Mayr announces intelligent braking torque control module that makes it possible to decelerate devices and machines evenly and gently. The module generates a variable braking torque for ROBA-stop safety brakes. Up to now, brakes have been dimensioned with regard to the maximum load where devices with variable loads, for example…

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Novotechnik U.S. introduces the LS1 Series of non-contact linear position sensors. These sensors are based on Novotechnik’s Novopad, a non-contacting inductive technology, are insensitive to magnetic fields and have no mechanical sensor track. Models with and without return spring are available. The LS1 Series feature programmable end-points using easily accessible…

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ABB says wins power order worth over $100 million to strengthen transmission grid in China. The order was booked in the first quarter of 2015 The products provided by ABB are scheduled to be commissioned in 2016 ABB says system will help to deliver more electricity from remote power plants…

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Siemens develops a gas-insulated transmission line for carrying large amounts of energy at high DC voltages. Eastern Bavarian Technical University Regensburg, Berlin Technical University and Dresden University of Applied Sciences, among others, are working under the lead management of Siemens on developing a new gas-insulated DC transmission line known as…

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Yokogawa completed a major power station refurbishment for AGL Energy Limited (AGL) involving all four generating units at their Loy Yang A facility. The Loy Yang is Victoria’s largest power station. Part of a total upgrade of the power station’s control system and generating units, the refurbishment contract was awarded…

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Rockwell Automation has expanded its Allen-Bradley Stratix family of industrial switches with the Allen-Bradley Stratix 5400 switch, an all-gigabit option that helps manufacturers achieve higher network speeds for their increasingly high bandwidth applications. The switch also supports both Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing for a range of network…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $15 million from Techno Electric and Engineering Company Ltd. (Techno), an Indian EPC player, to deliver gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) and transformers for a 400/220 kilovolt (kV) substation at Patran in Punjab. The project is due for…

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General Electric’s plans for an advanced manufacturing and research facility received the go-ahead from Findlay supervisors Wednesday night. The manufacturer will use the site to develop and implement 3-D printing of metal objects and other advanced manufacturing technologies. G.E.’s decision to choose Findlay for its site is a “fantastic opportunity,”…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today joins the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and CenterPoint Energy for the successful completion of an initiative to advance the reliability of the Houston power network by deploying an advanced intelligent grid system. The deployment includes ABB enterprise software solutions comprising…

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Siemens's Simotion P320-4 is a compact, PC-based Motion Control System for tough operating conditions. The new system is available in two versions with different processors: the Simotion P320-4 Embedded with an Intel Core i3 processor, and the Simotion P320?4 Standard with an Intel Core i7 processor. The use of these…