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ABB recently showcased a new range of products and solutions at the Factory of the Future at Automatica 2016 fair in Munich Some of the key presentations at the event include ABBs commercially successful YuMi and IRB 8700 robots Also the company introduced a new suite of Connected Services that can greatly improve the performance and reliability of individual robots The show also offered ABB a great exposure to customers in the Americas and Asia who are increasingly showing interest in digitiza.. More information...

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Iran and Kazakhstan plans to build a joint venture oil refinery in Amirabad Port This was revealed by Director General for Mazandaran provincial Organization of Industry Mine and Trade Mohammad Mohammad Pour Omran at a joint economic meeting between Kazakhstan delegation and Mazandaran trade delegation in Sari Chamber of Commerce according to IRNA Pour Omran said that the permission for construction works has been issued by responsible bodies in Amirabad Port Pour Omran said that the refinery.. More information...

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Siemens has received an order worth approximately 78 million to deliver Statcom reactive power compensation systems in the SVC Plus series for the Power Grid Corporation of India PGCIL The delivery includes planning and engineering services as well as the installation and commissioning of the equipment in four substations of the Indian energy provider The Ranchi Rourkela Kishenganj and Jeypore substations are located in the Indian states of Bihar Jharkhad and Odisha The Siemens systems will help.. More information...

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Arjowiggins39 Papeteries du Bourray graphic papers mill in France has ordered a Valmet DNA distributed control system DCS for PM1 to replace an earlier control system that is reaching endoflife The new Valmet DNA system will replace an old system from another supplier The order is included in Valmet39s second quarter 2016 orders received The value of the order is not disclosed Typically the order value of this kind of automation system deliveries is below EUR one million Our Valmet DNA is base.. More information...

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Russia and China sealed a raft of energy deals during President Vladimir Putin39s visit to Beijing on Saturday strengthening economic ties while pledging to preserve the strategic balance of power among nations The deals involve the sale of stakes in a number of Russian projects to Chinese firms an oil supply contract and joint investments in petrochemical projects in Russia Rosneft Russia39s top oil producer agreed with China National Chemical Corporation ChemChina that ChemChina would take a.. More information...

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BHP Coal will move 200 staff into their Brisbane head office so they can run their mine operations remotely from the CBD The staff who will move over the next few months will operate train loading the shovel that digs the coal and the plant that washes the coal through automation from the confines of their city office In addition to this advance BHP Coal said driverless trucks could also potentially help the industry be more productive in the future But the company said it would also need p.. More information...

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Microscan a global manufacturer and pioneer of miniature barcode imagers and machine vision smart cameras for industrial automation redefines imaging technology as a single omnicapable platform for any automation task With the scalability to accomplish basic to highperformance auto ID as well as simple to advanced machine vision in one MicroHAWK offers the breadth of Microscan software and hardware options on the smallest smart camera suite ever developed The MicroHAWK family includes a fullyint.. More information...

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Robots that work as assistants alongside people are set to upend the world of industrial robotics by putting automation within reach of many small and mediumsized companies for the first time industry players said this week Collaborative robots or cobots tend to be inexpensive easy to use and safe to be around They can easily be adapted to new tasks making them wellsuited to smallbatch manufacturing and evershortening product cycles Cobots can typically lift loads of up 10 kilograms 22 lb and .. More information...

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Valmet has signed a valueadded reseller VAR agreement for gas turbine automation with Mechanical Field Support BV MFS a Dutch company specialized in providing gas turbine services globally In this new partnership Valmet39s role is to supply its Valmet DNA automation system for gas turbine controls whereas MFS is responsible for the complete gas turbine retrofit projects including automation system renewal We have been developing our capabilities and services in turbine automation systems for s.. More information...

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Available from MicroPower Direct the MPM05MM series is a family of 5W ACDC power supplies packaged in a miniature 1 x 1 inch case These power supplies are designed to provide the performance safety approvals and small size required by a wide range of space critical board level applications Seven standard models operate from a universal input of 85 to 264 VAC providing tightly regulated single outputs of 33 5 9 12 15 24 or 48 VDC Standard features include EN 55022 class B emissions 3000 VAC IO i.. More information...