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The ZEISS Industrial Metrology business group is accelerating its entry into the "Optical 3D Digitization" sector through the planned acquisition of a majority interest in Steinbichler Optotechnik GmbH, a company headquartered in Neubeuern near Rosenheim in southern Germany. Steinbichler Optotechnik GmbH is one of the world's leading providers of systems…

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SignalFire Telemetry has expanded the interface capabilities within the open architecture of its Remote Sensing System to support a wider array of sensors in the remote management of assets in challenging outdoor environments such as oil fields, water systems and mining. At the heart of every Signal Fire Remote Sensing…

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In 2017, Dutch designer Joris Laarman will wheel a robot to the brink of a canal in Amsterdam. He'll hit an "on" button. He'll walk away. And when he comes back two months later, the Netherlands will have a new, one-of-a-kind bridge, 3-D printed in a steel arc over the…

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Foxconn Technology is in talks to manufacture Apple's iPhone in India, government officials said, in a move that could lower prices in the world's No.3 smartphone market where the U.S. firm trails Samsung Electronics and local players. India could help Foxconn mitigate accelerating wage inflation in China, where it makes…

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Collaborative robotics is a $100 million segment of the industrial robotics market growing at more than 50% per year. Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Universal Robots, the leading supplier of collaborative robots; low-cost, easy-to-deploy and simple-to -program robots that work side by side…

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Siemens announces that it will supply and service power generation technology for the planned CPV Valley Energy Center in Wawayanda, New York – a natural gas-fueled combined cycle power plant (CCPP) that will have a gross installed electrical capacity of nearly 675 megawatts (MW). Siemens will also provide long-term service…

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. to supply the complete electromechanical equipment for the new Shongtong Karchham hydropower plant in Himachal Pradesh, India. Commissioning is scheduled for 2019. The plant will have a total output of 450 megawatts and provide clean and…

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General Electric Co may need to offer bigger concessions to win European Union approval for its purchase of Alstom SA's power unit as regulators plan to warn the U.S. company that the deal would harm competition, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. GE's planned 12.4 billion euro…

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Wood industry vacuum lift automation firm Schmalz Inc. will invest $7 million in expanding its plant in Raleigh, NC. Groundbreaking for the six acre site, adjacent to a 20,000 square foot facility opened in 2009, was held June 9. “We are very excited about this big important step for our…

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Alicat Scientific introduces BASIS mass flow controllers that are suitable for use in OEM gas analyzers, automated gas mixing on process lines, and anywhere basic mass flow-only control is required. BASIS controls process flows at full accuracy in 70 ms. A 100 ms control response enables it to react in…