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Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer, has signed a $5 billion deal to set up R&D and hi-tech manufacturing facilities in western India within the next five years. The $5 billion pledge is the largest foreign investment into India’s tech manufacturing sector and a boost for the government’s “Make…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has been contracted by Xcel Energy, a major US electricity and natural gas company, to deliver two SVCs to support its transmission grid expansion in New Mexico. The SVCs, to be located at Xcel Energy’s Roadrunner and China Draw substations, will provide…

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Rumsey Electric Company (Rumsey), the tri-states’ largest full service independent electrical wholesale distributor, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Transmission Engineering Company (TECO) headquartered in Hatfield, PA. TECO will operate as an independent operating company for the foreseeable future. The acquisition of TECO complements Rumsey’s automation and motion control…

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Phoenix Contact releases Valueline 2 (VL2) industrial PCs with a gull-wing access door, which reduces maintenance time and also provides easy access to the PCI/PCI-e card. The PCs have DisplayPort++ for high-resolution images and streaming over a single connector. The 10-point capacitive multi-touch screen allows a more interactive user interface.…

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Fluke Calibration introduces the 6270A Modular Pressure Controller/Calibrator, a calibrator with a modular design that can be quickly configured to meet a wide variety of pneumatic pressure calibration applications. It’s ideal for pressure sensor manufacturers who want to avoid downtime on the production line, and calibration labs and instrument shops…

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Siemens is investing around €200 million to build its first production facility for offshore wind turbine components in Germany. The factory is to manufacture nacelles for the company's next-generation wind turbines. These wind turbines are designed for use at sea and have a capacity of seven megawatts. The new factory…

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Puppet Labs and Cisco are working together to put more automation into networking infrastructure. Through their continuing partnership, Puppet Labs Enterprise is now integrated with Cisco Open NX-OS, Cisco's upcoming operating system for its Nexus series of switches. Now available is the Puppet NX-OS agent alongside the Cisco Puppet Module.…

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Asia Bioenergy Technologies Bhd (AsiaBio) has subscribed for AT Systemization Bhd’s (ATS) placement shares, making it a substantial shareholder of the ACE Market-listed manufacturer of industrial automation systems and machinery. The technology incubator told Bursa Malaysia yesterday that unit Asiabio Capital Sdn Bhd was paying RM3.94mil, or 10 sen per…

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Welding equipment maker Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LECO) of Euclid said it acquired Columbus-based Rimrock Holdings Corp., a privately held manufacturer and integrator of industrial automation products and robotic systems. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed. Rimrock Holdings, which has operations in Columbus and Fort Collins, Colo., has…

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Midea Group Says it and Yaskawa Electric (China) plan to invest 400 million yuan ($64.43 million) in industrial robots JV.   reuters.com