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Physik Instrumente releases V-273 Actuator that reads the actuator‘s force and position sensors in parallel and seamlessly switches from closed-loop force control to position control and vice versa. OEM and industrial applications with rigorous throughput and uptime requirements benefit greatly from these features. With force resolutions to the Milli-Newton range,…

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General Electric’s Power Generation Services will in late May move into 33,000 square feet of the former GE medium transformer plant on Redmond Circle in Rome, Ga. The operation is moving to Rome from Richmond, Va., reports Rome News-Tribune. The facility will house newly manufactured and refurbished machinery, such as…

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Semiconductor company Micrel Inc., which said in January it would explore alternatives, has signed a deal to be sold to Microchip Technology Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal with an equity value of about $839 million. The $14-a-share deal has an enterprise value of about $744 million, after excluding Micrel’s cash…

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Nanotec introduces SC3518 Stepper motor which not only feature a very high torque but also have excellent EMC properties. The motors of the SC3518 series are 2-phase hybrid stepper motors with frame size NEMA 14 (35 mm) and a 1.8° step angle. Depending on the motor length, their torque is…

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German industrial group Siemens is set to secure unconditional EU approval for its $7.6 billion bid for U.S. oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand (DRC.N), two people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The acquisition, Siemens' largest ever, will boost the trains-to-turbines group's presence in the United States and the shale…

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The KION Group - the world's second-largest manufacturer of fork lift trucks - has signed an agreement with the Belgian automation specialist Egemin Group to purchase its Handling Automation division for a approximately €72m. Egemin’s Handling Automation division offers customised solutions for the automation of logistics in warehouses, distribution centres…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has been entrusted to implement a rural smart grid project on the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. The project will serve as a model for upgrading other rural grids to minimize environmental impact by integrating a high proportion of…

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OMEGA introduces Platinum digital panel meters with a bright 3-color (red, green, amber) 9 segment LED display with a wide viewing angle and full scale positive and negative readings. It has universal inputs supporting thermocouples, RTDs, thermistors, and process voltage / current.  It measures up to 20 samples per second…

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Precision motion control systems leader PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. recently released a new series of actuators based on PIMag™ non-contacting voice-coil linear motor technology to ensure greater dynamics and positioning accuracy. With low wear and high lifetime, different travels and force capabilities are available, in addition to custom engineered solutions.…

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ADLINK's COM products provide the generic computing engine along with storage, Ethernet, keyboard/mouse and display common to most applications. The modular architecture allows future upgrade of the processor subsystem and offers superior life cycle management of systems and applications. ADLINK's computer-on-modules are available based on COM Express®, Qseven® and SMARC®…