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Nanotronics Imaging, developer of the world’s most technologically advanced nanoimaging solutions, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Franklin Mechanical & Control, Inc. (Franklin MCI), a Hollister, California-based manufacturer of advanced mechanical and optical equipment. Through this acquisition, Nanotronics will incorporate Franklin MCI as a unique manufacturing division…

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AVT and Erhardt + Leimer GmbH announce planned joint venture. Announce their intent to form a strategic alliance that will provide a wider range of integrated automation solutions for printing and converting industries. In a first step AVT will acquire E+L's print inspection solutions. Transaction is not expected to have…

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ABB, the global leader in power and automation technologies, announced today it will start production of robots in the United States, making it the first global industrial robotics company to fully commit to and invest in a North American robotics manufacturing footprint. The company made the announcement at the opening…

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Process automation services provider Emerson Process Management (EPM) today said it has acquired gear manufacturer Ameya Transmissions to provide end-to-end product line offering for its customers. "Emerson acquired Pune-based Ameya Transmissions, manufacturer of gear operators and gearboxes, to give it an even stronger end-to-end product line offering for customers, including…

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German industrial group Siemens has launched a US$7.75bn six-part bond, which is expected to finance the acquisition of US oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand. Active bookrunners Barclays, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank are due to price the deal later in the day. The offering is the first Yankee…

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Belden Inc. and Weidmüller have jointly developed a modular infrastructure box for the connection of production modules. This standardized interface, which was presented for the first time in a pilot production line for the SmartFactoryKL technology initiative at this year's Hanover trade fair, represents an essential prerequisite for the cross-location…

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The Siemens H-class gas turbine has achieved first firing according to plan at the combined cycle power plant on the Lausward, the traditional power supply site for Düsseldorf. This marks a further milestone in the construction of this plant, which is scheduled to take up commercial operation in the turn…

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Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business that provides automation solutions, is in talks with pharma companies to offer its solutions. The automation would aid the companies be efficient in material use even as the full batch production details could be captured. “Pharma companies are keen on automation solutions as that…

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ABSOPULSE announces CSI 1K-24/230-3XD3, an IP66-rated 1kVA inverter that delivers 230Vac continuous at 50Hz and accepts a 24Vdc nominal input voltage (21-30Vdc range). Input and output are via sealed circular connectors, cable glands or custom connections. Filtering on the input and output contributes to low output ripple and noise. The…

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Toshiba Corp has set up a committee headed by a former prosecutor to broaden a probe of accounting irregularities that overstated operating profits by at least $420 million in recent years. The industrial conglomerate spooked investors last week, saying it was extending an investigation into inappropriate reporting of some infrastructure…