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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $30 million from Norwegian transmission system operator Statnett SF to supply power transformers that will help to significantly increase the capacity of the country’s central power grid, bolstering its energy security and ability to transmit more…

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Magnetek Inc. has agreed to be purchased by Columbus McKinnon for a total value of $188.9 million. That represents $50 per share of publicly traded Magnetek (Nasdaq: MAG), whose shares were trading at $32.35 before the announcement but jumped to $49.48 this afternoon. The all-cash transaction value will be funded…

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 Siemens has bagged an order worth Rs 67 crore for supply of high voltage gas insulated switchgear from Larsen & Toubro, the Indian arm of the German engineering conglomerate said in a statement Monday. The order entails supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the equipment for a substation project being…

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Rotork CVA failsafe electric process valve actuators have been selected for a critical flow control application in the Australian coal mining industry. Salcan Process Technology manufactures wellhead skids designed for coal mine degassing duties. The remotely sited skids are used in conjunction with Salcan’s control and telemetry systems to enable…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a $24 million order in the second quarter from engineering, procurement and construction contractor Kvaerner to enhance reliability and minimize grid losses at the Nyhamna gas processing facility, which is presently undergoing a major expansion. Teams in ABB’s Process Automation…

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Toyoda Machinery USA is excited to announce the grand opening of the new West Coast Technology Center in Placentia, California on August 19th and 20th, 2015. The venture is an expansion of Toyoda’s effort to offer local sales application and service support. With growing demand for manufacturing orders in the…

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Balluff releases BIS V RFID reader that can read three different frequencies of RFID tags and communicate via EtherNet/IP, Profinet, Profibus, CC-Link, or Ethercat. With four dedicated RFID ports and one IO-Link master port, RFID can now be mixed with sensors, hubs, actuators, and even SmartLight tower lights all in…

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B&R adds hygienic connections to its motors that have an IP69K rating and meet EHEDG, 3A and FDA hygiene standards. Employing a special connector, the motor can be connected and disconnected in the field. This connector meets the same strict hygienic design standards as the previous variant with a fixed…

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GE Oil & Gas will provide high-end turbomachinery for Phase 1 of the landmark Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) - a partnership between the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), Turkey's state-owned BOTA? (Petroleum Pipeline Corporation), and BP - that will transport gas from Azerbaijan via Turkey to European energy…

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ABB Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Spiesshofer pledged to continue revamping the portfolio of the Swiss engineering company as he comes under pressure from activist investors to rekindle growth and boost a stock price that’s languished this year. “We will continue to change the center of gravity of ABB, we…