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Phoenix Contact releases RS2004 and RS2005 roouters that combine secure routing, VPN, and firewall functions with network switch capabilities. The RS2005 has five unmanaged Ethernet ports, and the RS4004 has four managed ports, along with a “demilitarized zone” (DMZ) port to secure multiple networks. Thanks to the integrated switch, the…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has received orders from Hyundai Heavy Industries for electrical and telecommunication systems. The order is worth around $100 million, with about half booked in the last quarter of 2014, almost $27 million in the first quarter of this year and $20 million…

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Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) today announced that its technology will help improve operations for China's long-distance Guangxi liquefied natural gas (LNG) high-pressure pipeline. A key strategic project of Sinopec Limited and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the Guangxi LNG pipeline will play a critical role in optimizing China's energy structure and…

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Siemens has won a crucial turnkey order worth approximately Rs 123 crore from Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB), the country’s leading transmission utility. The scope of work for the project involves Design, Procurement, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of 230/132kV GIS Substation at Shyampur and 132/33kV GIS Substation at…

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Hurco Companies, Inc., a leader in the development and manufacture of machine tools with integrated control technologies for the worldwide metal cutting market, announced today that, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it acquired substantially all of the assets of U.S.-based Milltronics Manufacturing Company, Inc. d/b/a Milltronics CNC Machines (Milltronics). Founded in…

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ABB, a global power and automation technology leader, has won an order worth about $450 million to link the power grids of the United Kingdom and Norway, increasing security of power supply for both countries and supporting the integration of more renewable wind and hydroelectric power into their networks. The…

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Aura Controls releases EXS and EXZ sub-atmospheric regulators that provide accurate control of systems operating under vacuum. The EXS regulator’s hybrid spring design works in tandem with an oversized dual-surface diaphragm to enable sensitive control, in contrast to a standard regulator design that loses the ability to control pressure when…

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MEMSIC releases MFC2030 bi-directional flow sensor for a wide range of applications such as analytical instruments, process control, and natural gas measurement. In addition to low power consumption, a MEMS suspended-bridge microstructure enables a highly sensitive flow measurement. This is due to the low thermal mass and conductivity of the…

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AMETEK, Inc. announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the Surface Inspection Systems Division (SISD) of Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) for approximately $160 million. Completion of the transaction follows the receipt of all regulatory approvals. “We are pleased to announce the closing of this strategic acquisition and…

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Emerson Process Management announces the addition of Modbus RS485 and a low power offering to their Rosemount® 8700M magnetic flowmeter platform. The new platform combines reliability with intelligent diagnostics to help users across a variety of industries take advantage of improved installation, maintenance, and process management practices. With the new…