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Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial division announced the launch of its first commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) valve-position sensor. The VPT351 valve-position sensor features a measurement range of 0-10mm (±5mm) to 0-25mm (±12.5mm) in 1mm increments and is ideal for off-highway, specialty-vehicle applications including mobile cranes and construction vehicles, which require a feedback system for…

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HCC Embedded, experts in securing embedded data, has acquired the networking business of InterNiche Technologies, Inc., a U.S. supplier of embedded networking protocol software. Through this acquisition HCC has created a global, combined business that streamlines and simplifies the development of networking and storage solutions for Internet of Things (IoT)…

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Verint® Systems Inc. announced the availability of Verint Robotic Process Automation™, a set of advanced capabilities that uses software robots to automate, manage and execute high volumes of time-consuming business processes around-the-clock each day. Leveraging the software, organizations can significantly reduce the need for manual processing of routine tasks or…

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GE’s Power Services business announced the completion of a gas turbine upgrade project in Oregon at a time when U.S. utilities continue to increase the efficiency and flexibility of their older combined-cycle power fleets. The project with Avista’s Coyote Springs Power Generation Facility comes as today’s power plants need to…

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Siemens has won an order from the Trans Adriatic Pipeline consortium for six 15-megawatt SGT-400-driven turbo compressor trains. The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) will open up the so-called Southern Gas Corridor for Europe. Installation is scheduled for 2017 and the pipeline is expected to begin operating in late 2019. The…

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ABB Ltd. reported second-quarter profit that beat estimates as the world’s largest maker of power grids said China continued to invest in large projects while demand in Europe was hurt by political uncertainty in the U.K. Operational earnings before interest, taxes and amortization rose 5 percent to $1.1 billion, the…

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Automation technology and services from Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), have helped ensure the successful startup and operation of a waste-to-energy plant in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The new plant enables the region to dispose of waste effectively and helps Poland meet its obligations under the European…

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ISRA’s photogrammetric multi-camera system makes use of all six degrees of freedom in determining the spatial position of a robot- mounted sensor, to increase measuring accuracy. With multiple high-end GigE cameras, it captures the entire working area of the industrial robot, determining the sensor’s position and orientation. The system is…

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GE, in a consortium with China National Machinery and Equipment Import and Export Corporation, has been awarded a US$117 million order from Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) for repowering Unit 3 of the Ghorashal Power Plant, the largest power station in Bangladesh, located in the Narsingdi district. This will be…

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ABB has won orders worth over $300 million to supply breakthrough technologies for the world’s first 1,100 kilovolt (kV) ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission link. The orders were booked in the second quarter of 2016. The Changji-Guquan UHVDC link will transmit power from the Xinjiang region in the Northwest, to…