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ABB Robotics was awarded accreditation status for its robotics training courses by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). IACET Accredited Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). CEUs are nationally recognized by a wide range of organizations, including professional associations, regulatory…

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Phoenix Contact announces CBM multichannel circuit breakers that protect up to eight circuits from overload and short-circuit. With up to eight circuit breakers in 41 mm of space, the CBM significantly reduces the amount of cabinet space used. The device circuit breakers, with four- and eight-channel options, lock in the…

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Beckhoff Automation announced the opening of a regional sales and support office in San Jose, Calif. This expansion represents a significant investment by Beckhoff in Silicon Valley to provide the highest level of service to the company’s numerous customers in the area. The Beckhoff team based there will provide direct…

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Brooks Automation, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of automated and cryogenic solutions for multiple markets including semiconductor manufacturing and life sciences, announced today that it has closed its previously announced acquisition of BioStorage Technologies, Inc. BioStorage, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is an industry leader in the storage of biological samples…

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ABB, the leading power and automation group, will install a 363 kilovolts (kV) disconnecting circuit breaker (DCB) with Fiber Optic Current Sensor (FOCS) integrating three substation functions - circuit-breaking, disconnecting and current measurement - in one single component and reducing the space needed for a substation bay by up to…

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GE Oil & Gas announced the signature of a Contractual Service Agreement with the Asian energy company PT Donggi Senoro LNG (“DSLNG”). The deal will see GE Oil & Gas provide full package services and also monitor non-GE equipment supplied by other Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), offering a stretched reliability…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has successfully commissioned a subsea power link for oil and gas company Eni Norge, that will supply power from the Norwegian grid to the new Goliat Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading unit (FPSO). The 105.5 kilometer (km) subsea power cable system is…

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A new, comprehensive, quality-management application from Rockwell Automation allows manufacturers to more easily and efficiently model and enforce in-process quality regimens. The Quality Management fit-for-purpose application (app) is an out-of-box, stand-alone application that is scalable to include other fit-for-purpose apps within the FactoryTalk ProductionCentre manufacturing execution system (MES) from Rockwell…

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The Weir Group has launched the UAE’s first wellhead manufacturing facility. The $20 million investment will see local manufacture and service of highly engineered equipment for use in upstream and downstream oil and gas operations. Speaking at an event to introduce the new plant to customers from across the region,…

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Matrix Design, LLC has received the RIA Certified Robot Integrator designation. In order to become certified, Matrix Design, LLC completed a rigorous process which includes an on-site audit and testing of key personnel among other important criteria. “We congratulate Matrix Design, LLC for joining our growing list of RIA Certified…