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Siemens, the world's leading supplier of innovative and environmentally-friendly products and solutions for industrial customers is hosting the biennial "Siemens Process Industries and Drives User Conference & Exhibition" (SPACe) at Grand Nikko Hotel in Bali, Indonesia from August 19-21, 2015. Themed with "Greater reliability, safety, and efficiency – through innovative,…

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General Electric Co. agreed to build a 30-megawatt energy-storage system in Southern California, its biggest battery deal to date. Coachella Energy Storage Partners will use the system to provide load balancing, frequency regulation and other services to local utility Imperial Irrigation District, Fairfield, Connecticut-based GE said in a statement Thursday.…

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Emerson Process Management is automating the Shehong Liushu Hydropower Project that will bring clean electrical power to China’s Sichuan province. Hydropower development, particularly small hydropower, has been gaining traction in China as a clean energy source that can supplement thermal power sources and electrify rural areas. This project by Tuopai…

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Brooks Automation, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of automation and cryogenic solutions for multiple markets including semiconductor manufacturing and life sciences, announced today that it has expanded its Contamination Control Solutions business with the acquisition of Contact Co., Ltd. (“Contact”). Contact, based in Kanagawa, Japan, provides automated cleaner products for…

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Siemens, a global technology powerhouse, has won a major order worth €470 million ($519 million) for substations from state-owned utility Qatar General Water & Electricity Corporation (Kahramaa). As part of the national project to expand Qatar’s power distribution network, Siemens will deliver 18 turnkey substations to supply power and help…

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Moxa introduced ioLogik 2542-HSPA and ioLogik 2512-HSPA cellular remote I/O modules. Both feature High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) five-band cellular, in addition to Ethernet and serial ports, to provide users with reliable access to remote field devices. Both ioLogik units feature automatic tag generation and reporting for connected sensors and devices,…

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As Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. dives further into the automation industry, its construction of a new R&D center in China's Anhui Province will break ground before mid-October, according to a Chinese media outlet. The R&D center's design blueprints have been approved by the mainland Chinese authorities, and all the…

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The German motion control specialist Trinamic has announced what it claims is the world’s first EtherCat slave controller to integrate real-time, latency-free I/O peripherals. The TMC8460 chip is the first in a family of EtherCat-compliant interface products that Trinamic is developing, based on its membership of the EtherCat Technology Group…

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Combilift Managing Director Martin McVicar and Technical Director Robert Moffett have formally turned the sod on their new €40 million manufacturing facility in Monaghan. They were accompanied on this significant occasion by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, Head of Industrial Products at Enterprise Ireland, Tom Kelly…

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Japan's Kyocera Group opened its first manufacturing plant in Jharkhand's Jamshedpur city recently. Kyocera is a leading supplier of cutting tools, solar batteries, cell phones, printers and electronic components. The company forayed into the Indian market with partnership with CTC Private Limited, an industrial cutting tool manufacturer. Kyocera CTC Precision…