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Open Systems International to enhance energy management for Tucson power company
January 23, 2020

Open Systems International to enhance energy management for Tucson power company

This will replace TEP’s legacy EMS system in mid-2021. TEP has previously contracted with OSI to implement OSI’s Advanced Distribution Management System with Outage Management capabilities for control of their distribution networks.

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StratEdge announces Reginald (Regi) Nocom joins company as process engineer
January 14, 2020

StratEdge announces Reginald (Regi) Nocom joins company as process engineer

Nocom comes to StratEdge from Samtec, where he served as a research and development process engineer. He is certified in Six Sigma Green Belt training, has 5S and RETC semiconductor training, and has developed numerous manufacturing tools and processes.

Cisco's Catalyst IE3x00 Rugged Series switch earns 2019 exida Cyber Award
January 08, 2020

Cisco's Catalyst IE3x00 Rugged Series switch earns 2019 exida Cyber Award

The exida Cyber Awards honor exida-certified products and processes that best demonstrate new and innovative work in the realm of automation cybersecurity. exida found the Catalyst IE3x00 demonstrated considerable security and resilience according to the IEC 62443-4-1 cybersecurity standard.

Benshaw announces acquisition of Aucom Electronics
December 18, 2019

Benshaw announces acquisition of Aucom Electronics

The combined organization, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., offers a full range of applied motor control solutions, and is a supplier of low and medium voltage soft starters. Global operations now include facilities in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Germany, Middle East and Asia.

Valcor Engineering announces solar energy effort to enhance environmental protection
December 11, 2019

Valcor Engineering announces solar energy effort to enhance environmental protection

Their most recent endeavor involves the installation of 2,194 solar panels on the building’s recently replaced roof.

Sager Electronics announces UL508A certification of Power Solutions Center in Texas
December 09, 2019

Sager Electronics announces UL508A certification of Power Solutions Center in Texas

UL 508A certification is an industrial control panel directive certifying an assembly meets the standards of electrical inspection.

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KraftPowercon Sweden announces acquisition of Marsulex Environmental Technologies Corporation
December 03, 2019

KraftPowercon Sweden announces acquisition of Marsulex Environmental Technologies Corporation

The acquisition will enable MET to introduce electrical upgrades of Electrostatic Precipitators (ESPs) using KraftPowercon’s technology ‘SmartKraft’ and ‘MicroPulse’ power supplies.

Gowanda Components Group announces acquisition of RCD Components
December 02, 2019

Gowanda Components Group announces acquisition of RCD Components

Terms of the deal were not disclosed but GCG has stated that RCD will maintain its operations in Manchester as well as their support facilities in the Caribbean and Asia. In addition to RCD’s facilities, GCG has seven other manufacturing and design facilities located within the United States.

ABB announces testing completion for subsea power distribution and conversion technology system
November 20, 2019

ABB announces testing completion for subsea power distribution and conversion technology system

For the first time worldwide, energy companies will be able to access a supply of up to 100 megawatts of power, over distances up to 600 kilometers and down to 3,000 meters water depth, at pressures that could shatter a brick.

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Siemens and juwi announce partnership to focus on microgrids in mining
November 15, 2019

Siemens and juwi announce partnership to focus on microgrids in mining

The two companies aim to roll-out and continually develop a microgrid control system that enables the integration of power from renewable energy to a mine’s off-grid power supply.

ScaleMatrix announces launch of DDC to provide control cabinet solutions
November 01, 2019

ScaleMatrix announces launch of DDC to provide control cabinet solutions

The DDC cabinet technology is a closed loop liquid-air hybrid cooling system which works to provide environmental conditions and energy efficiency, along with biometric security and rapid-deployment capabilities, for the computing hardware needed to support computing workloads.

ABB announces support for Asian-Pacific Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) pilot project
October 24, 2019

ABB announces support for Asian-Pacific Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) pilot project

The project aims to test the production of hydrogen gas through brown coal gasification, liquefaction of hydrogen gas, storage and loading onto a specialized carrier for transport across the Asia-Pacific.

CAMI Research announces partnership with Doyle Manufacturing for plug and play Cable Eye Solutions
October 15, 2019

CAMI Research announces partnership with Doyle Manufacturing for plug and play Cable Eye Solutions

Effective immediately, Doyle will begin offering value added services to CableEye users, providing design and manufacture of single or multi-block panels that are 100% electrically tested by CableEye and include a detailed test report.

Mikrotron announces appointment of Dr. Thomas Dekorsy as Managing Director
October 07, 2019

Mikrotron announces appointment of Dr. Thomas Dekorsy as Managing Director

Dr. Dekorsy, who brings more than 30 years of executive level business experience within the electronics and automotive Industry to his new position, will provide worldwide leadership and development of Mikrotron's global business as the organization strives to meet its growth goals.

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Mitsubishi Electric holds workforce development program in Houston
September 05, 2019

Mitsubishi Electric holds workforce development program in Houston

As part of the company’s Workforce Development Program, it aims to bring its equipment to schools, technical colleges, and non-profit organizations, and provide skills in programming, service, maintenance and operations. Mitsubishi Electric Automation granted a CNC Specialist Certification to those who successfully completed the program, which was offered during the week of August 26-30th.

Schneider Electric announces investment in SE Ventures global investment fund
September 03, 2019

Schneider Electric announces investment in SE Ventures global investment fund

SEV has invested in category leaders such as AutoGrid, Claroty, Element Analytics, and Sense. They recently closed on investments with Titan AES, a novel Li-ion battery management system, and Synapticon, a motion control platform for industrial robots, and anticipate investing in 10 or more new startups annually.

ABB announces Björn Rosengren as Chief Executive Officer
August 16, 2019

ABB announces Björn Rosengren as Chief Executive Officer

He will join ABB on February 1, 2020 and succeed CEO, Peter Voser, in this role on March 1, 2020. At that time Peter Voser will revert to his position at ABB solely as Chairman of the Board.

Rotork actuators to help South Korean fuel cell power plant enhance flow control
August 08, 2019

Rotork actuators to help South Korean fuel cell power plant enhance flow control

More than 90 CVL linear electric actuators and 184 ExMax quarter-turn electric actuators are to be installed on US fuel cell technology company Doosan Fuel Cell’s project at a Hanhwa Total Co. Ltd plant in Daesan.

OSI to help Alliant Energy enhance distribution management
August 08, 2019

OSI to help Alliant Energy enhance distribution management

This project expands the distribution management capabilities of the OSI platform to create an grid management system facilitating distribution operations and system reliability.

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Mitsubishi Electric announces investment in Akribis Systems
August 07, 2019

Mitsubishi Electric announces investment in Akribis Systems

Mitsubishi Electric, through its investment in Akribis, which has a high share of the global market for linear servo motors and linear stages, aims to accelerate its advancement of [email protected] and strengthen its total industrial automation solutions by combining its own servo systems and other industrial automation products with Akribis' product lineup and customization abilities.

Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation (AMS) earns ISA Power Industry Division (POWID) Co-Facilities Award
July 19, 2019

Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation (AMS) earns ISA Power Industry Division (POWID) Co-Facilities Award

The award recognizes outstanding application of innovative control systems and/or instrumentation technology in the production of electric power.

The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) announced Eaton's Molly Murphy as 2019 Women in Industry Trailblazer Award recipient
July 16, 2019

The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) announced Eaton's Molly Murphy as 2019 Women in Industry Trailblazer Award recipient

The award honors Murphy for her outstanding and dedicated service to NAED, the Women in Industry group, and the electrical distribution industry at large. Murphy has contributed greatly to the group throughout her career by mentoring many women and presenting at NAED events.

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ASM Assembly Systems announces partnership with Delphi Technologies to advance integrated smart factory solutions
July 15, 2019

ASM Assembly Systems announces partnership with Delphi Technologies to advance integrated smart factory solutions

ASM, one of the electronics industry’s digital transformation partners, will take the lead by supplying production line and factory solutions with open protocols as well as solutions for total data and process integration to electronics manufacturers worldwide on all levels of their manufacturing operations.

The SEMI Smart Manufacturing Initiative releases semiconductor industry’s Benchmark Survey
July 01, 2019

The SEMI Smart Manufacturing Initiative releases semiconductor industry’s Benchmark Survey

The survey was created by subject matter experts from the Americas Chapter of the SEMI Smart Manufacturing Technology Community. Member companies include Intel, Applied Materials, EMD Performance Materials, MAX International Engineering Group, Cimetrix, Jabil and SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

Samsung Electronics selects Optomec’s Aerosol Jet for electronics production
June 24, 2019

Samsung Electronics selects Optomec’s Aerosol Jet for electronics production

The Optomec Aerosol Jet 5X system supports 5-axis of coordination motion with a 200mm x 300mm x 200mm (x, y, z) print envelope and the ability to print features ranging from 10 microns to millimeters.

Sager Electronics announces acquisition of Technical Power Systems
June 24, 2019

Sager Electronics announces acquisition of Technical Power Systems

Sager Electronics, a North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components and provider of value-add solutions, announced it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Technical Power Systems

Mitsubishi Electric announces Scott Summerville as President
June 19, 2019

Mitsubishi Electric announces Scott Summerville as President

In his new position, Summerville will be responsible for expanding MEAU’s value proposition in the Americas’ market by leveraging strategies to grow revenue and market share across all business segments as well as to define the company’s future vision and develop and deploy operational and growth strategies.

ABB to showcase first industrial artificial intelligence application using 5G wireless technology
June 17, 2019

ABB to showcase first industrial artificial intelligence application using 5G wireless technology

A joint pilot project by ABB, Atostek and Telia lays the foundation for new industrial solutions based on 5G wireless technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Webalo announces partnership with GE Power
June 14, 2019

Webalo announces partnership with GE Power

Webalo works to enable frontline workers to improve their daily activities through real-time, mobile, or other connected worker devices

ABB and Caruna announce four-year R&D collaboration agreement
June 13, 2019

ABB and Caruna announce four-year R&D collaboration agreement

The collaboration’s first phase focuses on the development and testing of a new kind of protection technology in the Noormarkku network area in Pori, Western Finland. The goal is to achieve a major improvement in the reliability of electricity distribution.

Malvern Panalytical partners with the University of Pittsburgh’s Energy Innovation Center to advance research into rechargeable battery systems
June 06, 2019

Malvern Panalytical partners with the University of Pittsburgh’s Energy Innovation Center to advance research into rechargeable battery systems

The NECSTL, headed by Prashant N. Kumta, PhD, focuses on energy conversion and storage, including rechargeable battery systems. Malvern Panalytical’s Empyrean X-ray Platform, a multipurpose diffractometer, will be used in the lab to identify solid-state materials by determining their internal structure, composition and phase while they are in use.

Aricent partners with Lanner Electronics to create SD-WAN uCPE solution
May 23, 2019

Aricent partners with Lanner Electronics to create SD-WAN uCPE solution

Through the partnership, Aricent’s SD-WAN uCPE operating system (OS) with Orchestrator will run on Lanner’s LUNA (Lanner Universal Network Appliance) series of Intel x86 Network Appliance platforms.

Parsable partners with Honeywell to digitize and streamline the production of auxiliary power units
May 20, 2019

Parsable partners with Honeywell to digitize and streamline the production of auxiliary power units

With Parsable’s Connected Worker Platform, Honeywell is gaining visibility into the human-led work done across its manufacturing operations, capturing critical data insights to drive continuous improvement.

Mitsubishi Electric announces acquisition of ICONICS
May 20, 2019

Mitsubishi Electric announces acquisition of ICONICS

ICONICS’ software products are used for SCADA, HMI, IoT, mobile, analytics and cloud applications. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions.

AVEVA announces winners of competition for Chemical Engineering students
May 08, 2019

AVEVA announces winners of competition for Chemical Engineering students

The competition involved 56 students from 20 universities in North America remotely using AVEVA’s industrial simulation software platform, SimCentral, to solve a challenge: design, optimize and operate a process to produce dimethyl ether—a gas that can be used as automotive fuel—for electric power generation and in domestic applications such as heating and cooking.

Dana Incorporated announces Gajanan Gandhe as country leader of Dana India
May 06, 2019

Dana Incorporated announces Gajanan Gandhe as country leader of Dana India

In this role, Mr. Gandhe will work across Dana, including the company's business units, functional teams, and joint-venture partners, to accelerate strategic growth.

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Rittal to introduce digital enclosure solutions at “The smarter E Europe” fair
May 03, 2019

Rittal to introduce digital enclosure solutions at “The smarter E Europe” fair

Under the banner “Answers 4.0”, Rittal is appearing at “The smarter E Europe” fair to demonstrate digital technologies. Rittal offers solutions and products that enable panel building and switchgear manufacturers to lay the foundations for gradually forming a digital value chain.

ABB announces Peter Voser as interim CEO as Ulrich Spiesshofer steps down
April 17, 2019

ABB announces Peter Voser as interim CEO as Ulrich Spiesshofer steps down

The Board of Directors of ABB and its CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer (55) have mutually agreed for him to step down from his role, which he has held since 2013.

North American Electric announces launch of NAE Automation, LLC
April 15, 2019

North American Electric announces launch of NAE Automation, LLC

The company’s primary focus will be material handling equipment such as conveyors, automatic palletizers and strapping machines.

FacilityConneX to collaborate with Dell to drive smart building management
April 11, 2019

FacilityConneX to collaborate with Dell to drive smart building management

The project will provide real-time monitoring, fault detection & diagnostics and ongoing monitoring-based commissioning for a 313,679 square foot building and its 600+ assets including chillers, boilers, and HVAC equipment.