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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth around $30 million for the construction of a new 400-kilovolt (kV) substation to power a new steel complex in Algeria’s north-eastern Jijel province. The new transmission and distribution substation will connect the complex to the national grid to…

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OleumTech™, a leading manufacturer of wireless industrial automation systems, today launched a true game changer: the IO MAX Wireless Transmitter.  This product provides a substantial amount of onboard I/O and other special features making it a truly unique product.  The new Transmitter is equipped with 4 analog inputs (user configurable…

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“Offering automated systems to the mail order, central fill and specialty pharmacy industries as well as drug manufacturers and drug re-packagers is a natural expansion of our automated process tools and software for the pharmaceutical industry,” mentioned Tim Chambers, CEO of RXAS. “We are excited to partner with other industry…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has ordered the world’s most advanced cable-laying vessel to boost the capacity of its submarine cable operations while achieving greater efficiency and precision. The new ship will be custom-built to ABB specifications and measure approximately 140 by 30 meters, will be constructed…

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Contrinex introduces C12 subminiature photoelectric sensors that offer diffuse sensing with background suppression, through-beam detection, and polarized retro-reflective sensing technologies. The sensors reliably detect moving targets, including those that may have curved, shiny, or transparent surfaces. The compact dimensions support installation in process paths that contain sharp turns, steep angles,…

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Dialog Semiconductor PLC announced a $4.6 billion cash-and-stock deal to buy Atmel Corp. , the latest sign that chip makers are betting on a technology trend called the Internet of Things. Dialog, a U.K.-based company, sells chips used to manage power in high-end smartphones from Apple Inc. and others. Atmel,…

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OMRON Corporation, a global leader in the field of automation based on its core sensing and control technology, and Adept Technology, Inc., a global, leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile robot solutions and services, today announced that the two companies have entered into an agreement whereby OMRON will acquire…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $90 million from leading international energy company Statoil, for a high-voltage cable system to supply power from shore to the Johan Sverdrup offshore oil field. Located 155 kilometers (km) west of Stavanger in the North Sea,…

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An ISASecure accredited test lab, exida, has announced that it has certified the Honeywell Experion C300 Controller R410 to the ISASecure® Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) certification. The Experion C300 Controller R410 is Honeywell’s newest firmware version of its field-proven Experion C300 Controller product line. This maintenance of certification for…

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 General Electric Co. said Thursday that its aviation unit would expand operations in Europe, Brazil and Canada, as the company continues to shift more American jobs overseas, citing the failure of the U.S. government to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank. GE has said the lapse of the charter of the…