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Emerson Process Management has added Power over Ethernet (PoE) to the Smart Wireless Gateway 1420, making it possible to power the gateway and compatible devices using a standard Ethernet cable. PoE allows easy, economical installation of wireless Gateways without requiring extra power wiring infrastructure. The PoE Gateway provides infrastructure flexibility…

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FSG introduces MH8-GS63 absolute encoders for operation in hazardous environments (compliant with ATEX and IECEx)  and for applications with safety-related requirements as per SIL2 and PLd. The contact-free redundant magnetic multi-turn encoders in two-wire technology feature a measuring range of 2880°, 14bit resolution and an analogue 4-20 mA interface. The…

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Evana Automation Specialists, a leading Systems Integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, recently provided a turnkey robotic cell solution to a leading manufacturer of automotive molded parts. The Evana solution involved integrating a customer-provided robot and bowl feeder to improve upon a clip insertion process for…

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GreyOrange, a robotics firm that is in the business of automating warehouses, has raised $30 million (Rs 191.6 crore) in a round led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from existing investors Blume Ventures to set foot outside of India. The funding, which the company says is one of the…

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Mitsubishi Electric Automation introduces F800 Series variable frequency drive (VFD) for precise motor speed control with maximum energy-savings. The low-voltage F800 is specifically designed to improve efficiency of air movement through HVAC systems. While the F800 is especially suitable for HVAC applications, including air handlers, cooling towers, and pumps; this…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, achieved an important project milestone by installing DolWin beta, the world’s most powerful offshore converter station in the North Sea. The 320-kilovolt converter station, housed on an offshore platform, has a 916 megawatts (MW) power transmission capacity, making it the world's most…

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Emerson Process Management has released the Rosemount 8750W magnetic flowmeter system for utility, water, and wastewater applications. The Rosemount 8750W offers reliability and advanced process insight in an intuitive, easy to use solution specifically designed for utility flow measurement. The Rosemount 8750W is ideal for water distribution in any process…

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Following formal pre-qualification and tender processes, Rotork UK has been awarded a new and exclusive valve actuator supply framework agreement with South East Water for a period of three years, with the option to extend to five years. South East Water serves a population of 2.1 million, supplying safe, high…

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Micro-Epsilon releases scanCONTROL BL blue laser sensors that work on shiny, highly polished surfaces, as well as transparent materials such as plastics, glass, optical components and film/substrates. The sensors are designed for high precision profile and dimensional measurements on a variety of materials where red laser diode sensors do not…

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In a sweltering factory in southern India, Royal Enfield motorcycles are being painted and lacquered by giant robotic arms that move at twice the maximum speed of a human limb, day in, day out, never making a mistake. Only a few workers are still needed on the paint line at…