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European regulators have cleared Siemens' $7.6 billion acquisition of the U.S. oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand. The German electronics and engineering company is beefing up its global oil and gas and power generation businesses, seeing growth opportunities in Dresser-Rand's portfolio of compressors, steam and gas turbines and engines. The deal is…

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Valmet has received two orders for automation technology from Kotkamills Oy in Finland to complement the major order for key technology for a paper machine conversion project announced in April. The first new order includes wet end automation solutions for Kotkamills' magazine paper production line PM 2 that will be…

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GE’s Digital Energy business has announced that Eandis, the largest distribution operator in Belgium, has implemented and gone live with its PowerOn(TM) Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS). The software platform enables Eandis, which covers 80 percent of all grid connections in the Flemish region of Belgium, to improve the efficiency…

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Yokogawa Meters & Instruments announces its latest Precision Power Analyzer, the Model WT3000E, offering the world’s highest power measurement accuracy of 0.01% of reading + 0.03% of range.  This new addition to Yokogawa’s highly recognized digital power analyzer product line offers innovative measurement functions which benefit the engineer with electrical…

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Siemens releases Scalance S615 security module that has five Ethernet ports that offer protection for various network topologies via firewall or virtual private network VPN (IPsec and OpenVPN). This protects industrial networks and automation systems against unauthorized access. Users can configure up to five variable security zones with individual firewall…

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General Electric (GE.N) will seek to convince doubtful EU antitrust regulators of the merits of its 12.4 billion euro (US$13.9 billion) bid for Alstom's (ALSO.PA) power unit at a hearing, the U.S. conglomerate said on Saturday. The move came after the European Commission warned the company earlier this month that…

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Hylec Controls offers precision load cells from established European manufacturer AEP. AEP manufactures a wide range of laser welded hermetically sealed stainless steel units designed to deliver high performance at prices below their larger European and US competitors. AEP’s facilities include furnaces for stabilisation of load cell bodies, environmental chambers…

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German industrial group Siemens is considering building a new plant in Germany to produce parts for wind turbines, its chief executive told a German newspaper. The move would help Siemens capitalise on a shift to renewable energy from fossil fuels that has hurt its gas turbines business and driven the…

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Chinese tire manufacturer Qingdao Sentury Tire Co. Ltd. has placed a $33.5 million (approx. 30 million euros) order with Cimcorp Group, the biggest order in the Grimsby, Ont.-based automation company’s history. Cimcorp, which manufactures turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire handling solutions, will supply material handling equipment for Qingdao…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won the “Innovation of the Year” award recognizing the company’s new Azipod D electric propulsion system for its important contribution to advancing modern shipping. ABB, which was also named Propulsion Manufacturer of the Year for a second consecutive year, collected the…