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Festo, one of the world’s premier automation companies, and Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications, and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, recently signed a national distribution agreement. Under the terms of this agreement, Graybar will distribute Festo pneumatic, electro-mechanical, and process…

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Yorkshire Water has awarded its new £100m mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, controls and automation (MEICA) contract to four firms including two based in Yorkshire. The four contract partners include Leeds-based Nomenca and Sheffield-based Cema Clayton Consortium, along with Eric Wright Group and Damar Group. A key element of the contract, spanning…

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Stork, a global provider of knowledge-based asset integrity services focused on the oil & gas, chemical and power sectors, has successfully installed Emerson Process Management’s Roxar SandLog wireless sand erosion monitoring solutions on a major North Sea operator’s installation.   The collaboration with Stork marks the first installation of the…

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Aerotech announces QNP-XY nanopositioners that are guided by frictionless precision flexures that are optimized using finite element analysis for fast closed-loop response. The QNP-XY stages provide high resonant frequency and stiffness of positioners. This allows users to achieve higher throughput in exacting processes. With resolution to 0.15 nm, linearity to…

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Global semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer OEM Group announced today that it has launched its new Cintillio-STM automated batch wet chemical processing system.  This automated batch system integrates industrial automation with the CintillioTM platform, which continues to be the leading system for both Acid and Solvent processing since its introduction in…

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it plans to build a development and demonstration facility for middle-voltage direct current (MVDC*) distribution at its Power Distribution System Center in Marugame, Japan, with operations scheduled to start in April 2016. MVDC distribution reduces electricity loss at delivery, making related technologies increasingly attractive…

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Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, opened its new manufacturing location in Livermore, California. According to the firm, Schneider Electric's Livermore facility will offer application and design engineering, switchgear modernization solutions, motor control center retrofill solutions and custom switchgear and solutions. Customers will experience reduced lead…

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The Chinese state grid operator's hunt for $50 billion in overseas assets makes it a potential bidder for ABB's power grids business in what would be another step towards creating a dominant supplier of global electricity infrastructure. Swiss engineering group ABB this week announced $1 billion in cost cuts, possible…

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Electrical engineering department of PEC University of Technology signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration in the field of 'factory automation' with Mitsubishi Electric India Private Limited under which the latter has provided 'PLC Training Equipment and Programming Software' for the mechatronics lab of the institute. The MoU was exchanged…

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Evana Automation Specialists, a leading Systems Integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, recently received a contract to design and build three custom workstations for a leading automotive manufacturer of driveline systems. The workstations will support an existing Evana assembly and test system that produces electronic actuators…