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Thanks to a cloud-based efficient energy management platform that uses big data to optimise consumption, Siemens has enabled Gestamp, a multinational company in metal autoparts manufacturing, to reduce energy consumption by up to 15 percent at 14 of its plants. The Spanish company specialises in designing, developing and manufacturing metal…

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GE Renewable Energy announced today that it has been selected to supply equipment for the first commercial integrated solar-wind hybrid power generation project in the industry. The 4.6MW community based project in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, developed by Juhl Energy, will use two 2.3-116 wind turbines from GE Renewable Energy’s…

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Bestech Australia introduced the capaNCDT 6112 for non-contact capacitive displacement measurement. The capaNCDT 6112  is suited for integration in machines and facilities. The controllers are designed for dynamic measurement tasks up to 20kHz (-3dB). The capaNCDT system can also be used for thickness, coordinate and oscillation measurements, as well as…

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Russia and Iran have begun the construction of a 1.4-gigawatt (GW) thermal power plant in the city of Bandar Abbas in southern Iran, a report said. Russian company Technopromexport and an Iranian holding company signed an agreement on the construction of a thermal power plant in Iran with €1.2 billion…

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Honeywell, a global technology and manufacturing leader, has introduced its technology breakthroughs and innovative solutions to address the rapid rise in e-commerce in the Middle East, and the continued development of the region’s manufacturing, retail and logistics sectors. The new products and solutions are targeted at regional manufacturers, distribution centers,…

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Taking part in a joint innovation project, Siemens and the Russian manufacturer of instrument transformers, Profotech, have demonstrated the interoperability of unconventional (fiber-optic) current and voltage instrument transformers connected to digital protection devices via process bus. Siemens and Profotech are thus taking process bus communications technology in energy automation a…

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Ubiqconn Technology, a manufacturer specializing in Embedded IoT and Industrial 4.0 solutions, introduced its COM Express  Type 6 module - uCOM-AL6C, empowered by the 14nm Intel Atom E3900 series processors, formerly Apollo Lake-I. uCOM-AL6C is designed to fit the demanding requirements in Embedded IoT, smart factory, smart edge gateway and…

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced new laser scanning technology which is available for the portable ROMER Absolute Arm with Integrated Scanner (SI) series. The RS4 scanner offers a scan rate nearly 60 percent faster than the previous model. The fully integrated scanner is optimized for measuring objects with challenging surfaces such…

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Siemens Wind Power will, for the first time, provide complete offshore wind power plant solutions including foundations for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind project. Hohe See owner EnBW has now made a final investment decision for its 497 megawatts offshore wind power plant. Starting in early 2018 the large…

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HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH has signed a global framework agreement with Mannheim-based automation equipment manufacturer Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH. It comprises the jointly developed H-system termination boards and associated modules from Pepperl+Fuchs, which are connected through pre-assembled system cables to the connector boards of the HIMax family. The agreement also governs uniform…