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CNH Industrial has expanded its connectivity products to provide greater coverage of data technology to agricultural and construction equipment owners. This has been made possible by combining both CDMA and 3G GSM cellular network technologies into a single device. This technology, offered by CNH Industrial's Precision Solutions and Telematics group,…

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Mexican state oil company Pemex PEMX.UL reached a $295 million settlement with a group including German industrial conglomerate Siemens (SIEGn.DE) in a longstanding dispute over a refinery project, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. The deal was originally announced in March but did not give details of…

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France's Schneider Electric (SCHN.PA) is combining its software operations with Britain's Aveva (AVV.L) to create a business active in sectors ranging from nuclear power to pharmaceuticals and less reliant on oil and gas markets. Schneider will pay 550 million pounds towards the issue of new shares in Aveva, a company…

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Siemens releases Layer 2 Scalance XB-200 Ethernet switches that provide high data rates up to 100 Mbps and support both the Profinet standard and the EtherNet/IP standard. As a result, the devices can be used for real-time communication in a variety of automation environments. The space-saving switches provide comprehensive functions…

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Emerson Process Management’s Logbooks, an electronic database of operator log entries, can now be embedded in the DeltaV distributed control system interface to improve task management and enable more effective shift handovers with real-time visibility to active entries. Users can access Logbooks directly from their DeltaV workstations to view shift-based…

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Commerce Controls, a systems integrator, needed enclosures for filter control panels and a phosphoric chemical dosing panel at the City of Detroit, Springwells Facility, which serves as a clean/drinking water treatment plant. The engineering team needed customized panels that are non-corrosive but still cost effective. The challenge for enclosure manufacturers…

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General Electric Co (GE.N) raised its 2015 outlook for its industrial manufacturing businesses on Friday as it reported a 5 percent increase in its quarterly industrial profits, helped by stronger performance in its power division offsetting weak oil segment results. Revenue for GE's manufacturing businesses rose 5 percent, when excluding…

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Mouser Electronics, Inc. is pleased to announce an expansion agreement with Omron Electronic Components to deliver Omron products to its customers in China. Omron is a leading supplier of electronic components, including switches, relays, connectors, optoelectronics, and sensors that are used in consumer electronics, computer peripherals, office automation products and…

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Siemens said VolkerFitzpatrick’s bid was the most competitive and robust proposal for construction of the 40,000sqm facility. Construction will begin next month (August), with the factory scheduled to be completed in autumn 2016, to allow for the production of the first blades by the end of 2016. Around 200 jobs…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth around $90 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler Rail to enable sustainable high-speed, suburban and urban transit in Europe and in the United States. The orders were booked in the second quarter of 2015. ABB’s traction converters with…