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A growing Westcountry engineering company will be taking a trip up the M5 this autumn to attend two huge trade shows in the West Midlands. Applied Automation's Industrial Systems division will be staging the UK launch of a new conveyor range at the PPMA Show. Meanwhile, the X-STK division will…

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Energy efficiency is the key to success at modern mines and quarries. The most potential for energy and cost savings can be realized in the comminution process, where ore is ground and crushed into smaller particles. With the HRC(TM)3000, the largest fully operating high-pressure grinding roll (HPGR) in the world,…

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Superior Industries, Inc., a major American-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, announced today its acquisition of Brazilian-based conveyor idler and pulley manufacturer, Parcan Group. Headquartered in Rafard, São Paulo, Parcan is considered the South American country’s market leader in idler sales and production with…

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SMC Corporation Japan, global distributors of pneumatics and industrial automation component technology, announced a significant expansion of its global operations with the opening of a new subsidiary in Johannesburg. The creation of SMC Pneumatics (South Africa) Pty Ltd will enable companies in both South Africa and neighbouring countries to have…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, is supplying an integrated intelligent energy management solution to Petroamazonas EP, Ecuador’s state-owned oil company, helping it gain up to an extra week of productivity annually by avoiding unexpected generator shutdowns. Petroamazonas EP is installing ABB’s Emax 2 air circuit breakers with…

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Automation Systems Interconnect announces nylon cable glands, plastic cord grips and strain relief connectors in both PG and Metric threads available in a wide range of thread sizes. The nylon cables are available in standard, reduced cable entry and extended thread models for enclosures that might require a cable gland…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has been awarded a $15 million contract by Norwegian oil operator Gassco and the Technical Service Provider Statoil to provide Kårstø gas-processing complex with an upgraded version of the control system software. The order reflects the importance of this facility, which receives…

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Phoenix Contact introduces an interactive, online configurator for signal conditioners and measuring transducers. The configurator makes it easy to find suitable products for a wide range of applications. With just a few clicks, the user can find all the devices that meet the specific requirements of a job. This makes…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced today that it will install an integrated solar-diesel microgrid at its Longmeadow premises in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 96,000 square meter facility houses the company’s country headquarters as well as medium voltage switchgear manufacturing and protection panel assembly facilities, with around…

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Seiko Epson Corp. , best known for its inkjet printers, hopes to expand its small robot business into a sizable revenue source within a decade. Minoru Usui, president of the Japanese company, said in an interview that robots currently account for only about 1.5% of Epson’s sales, which totaled ¥1.086…