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ABB Ltd. is closing a solar manufacturing plant in Phoenix and is moving those operations and jobs to Latvia and Italy. Zurich-based ABB makes solar inverters at the Phoenix production plant south of Sky Harbor International Airport near University Drive and Interstate 10. The company is also one of the…

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German industrial group Siemens has raised its synergies target for the benefits of combining Dresser-Rand and Rolls-Royce Energy with its own compressor and turbine business serving the oil and gas industry to about 365 million euros ($406 million) from about 200 million euros originally. "We're getting traction on synergies even…

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LOGOMAT automation systems Inc., which develops, manufactures and services high-precision conveyor systems for assembly and test applications, will expand its Hebron facility with a $1.02 million investment and create 12 jobs, Gov. Steve Beshear announced today. “LOGOMAT has become an essential corporate partner in northern Kentucky over the past 15…

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While 3-D printing, crowdfunding and other tools have accelerated hardware product-development cycles in the past few years, little progress has been made in speeding up the manufacturing of the electronics inside connected devices. Tempo Automation Inc., with its printed circuit board assembly plant in San Francisco, is going after that…

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JR Automation Technologies is adding a new facility in Holland with a $5.6 million investment within the next year and creating 250 jobs. A building has been identified in Holland Township, but the company is not releasing the address at this time, said Lizzie Uhl, marketing director of JR Automation.…

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India’s Radiant Group, an expert in oil distillation process, is set to build its new factory on a 107,639 sq ft of land at Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah, at an investment of $10 million. The 60,000 metric-tonne-capacity oil distillation plant will come up in the Phase Two of the Sharjah…

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ABB has launched the first laboratory fiber analyzer that has the capability to accurately detect the amount of crill in any pulp mixture. L&W Crill is an optional module to the portfolio of ABB’s fiber analyzers. It uses a method based on the fact that small particles absorb and scatter…

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from the regional Danish municipality Helsingør Kraftvarmeværk A/S to deliver a biomass boiler island for its combined heat and power plant. With the new boiler, natural gas is replaced by biomass in energy production. The plant will supply heat and power to…

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ABB recently showcased a new range of products and solutions at the Factory of the Future at Automatica 2016 fair in Munich. Some of the key presentations at the event include ABB’s commercially successful YuMi and IRB 8700 robots. Also, the company introduced a new suite of Connected Services that…

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Iran and Kazakhstan plans to build a joint venture oil refinery in Amirabad Port. This was revealed by Director General for Mazandaran provincial Organization of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Mohammad Pour Omran at a joint economic meeting between Kazakhstan delegation and Mazandaran trade delegation in Sari Chamber of Commerce,…