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ABB completes power project for Polish electric vehicle battery factory
December 11, 2018

ABB completes power project for Polish electric vehicle battery factory

The car battery plant in Kobierzyce, near Wroclaw will be capable of supplying up to 250,000 electric cars with batteries per annum. It is also the first large-scale lithium-ion battery plant for automotive applications producing all battery components, from electrodes to cells, modules and packs.

ABB announces commissioning of two Italian digital substations
December 07, 2018

ABB announces commissioning of two Italian digital substations

Key supplies to the substations include ABB Ability-based automation and control systems, intelligent protection equipment, transformers with sensors, digitally enabled switchgear and advanced communication systems.

Schneider Electric announces global OEM and distribution partnership with Transpara
December 06, 2018

Schneider Electric announces global OEM and distribution partnership with Transpara

The partnership combines Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure IIoT capabilities with Transpara’s Visual KPI solutions to help customers in operationally intensive industries, including refining, petrochemical, energy and mining

AVEVA announces digital transformation agreement with KBR
December 05, 2018

AVEVA announces digital transformation agreement with KBR

This agreement spans all three of KBR’s synergistic global businesses: Hydrocarbon Services, Technology, and Government Services.

ABB helps Portuguese island facilitate renewable energy transition
December 05, 2018

ABB helps Portuguese island facilitate renewable energy transition

The modular ABB Ability PowerStore microgrid solution and Microgrid Plus automation system will enable EEM to increase the island’s adoption of solar and wind power and raise the share of renewables in the energy mix from 15 to 30 percent.

Siemens announces acquisition of COMSA Computer und Software GmbH
December 04, 2018

Siemens announces acquisition of COMSA Computer und Software GmbH

The COMSA team and technology will join the Mentor business, part of Siemens PLM Software, where it will add key harness engineering and design data analytics capabilities to the Siemens product range.

Zuken, CADENAS and ECAD-Port announce component library cooperation
November 26, 2018

Zuken, CADENAS and ECAD-Port announce component library cooperation

The three partners are working together to provide online access to free, validated electrical component data to users of Zuken’s E³.series electrical design tools

AVL and Comau partner to deliver solutions for the electric vehicles market
November 21, 2018

AVL and Comau partner to deliver solutions for the electric vehicles market

The agreement will ensure customers have access to standard solutions on a global scale, backed by a local presence. The initial focus of the partnership will be on assembly systems and end-of-line testing for automotive batteries.

ABB to help Abu Dhabi petroleum facility integrate automation and electrification solutions
November 16, 2018

ABB to help Abu Dhabi petroleum facility integrate automation and electrification solutions

The upgrade will include a fully integrated ABB Electrical, Control and Telecommunication (ECT) solution with 45 power and capacitor bank skids, as well as centralized and localized automation systems.

HARTING announces global partnership with Heilind Electronics
November 15, 2018

HARTING announces global partnership with Heilind Electronics

Heilind is a specialty distributor of connectors and electromechanical components. With the partner Heilind, HARTING would like to continue the partnership in North America now also in other countries worldwide.

ABB to help Brazilian power company enhance electrical distribution
November 09, 2018

ABB to help Brazilian power company enhance electrical distribution

Power is generated by hydro plants located in the northern and western areas of the country and by wind farms located along the east coast. It is then transmitted over long distances to urban load centers located in the southeast.

HARTING announces expansion to North American headquarters in Illinois
October 30, 2018

HARTING announces expansion to North American headquarters in Illinois

The investment will include the addition of a lab and showroom to the on-site warehouse and distribution center as well as increasing capabilities for injection molding and die-casting processes. The project is slated to create at least 50 new jobs.

ABB to enhance process and power management for Philippines petrochemical facility
October 29, 2018

ABB to enhance process and power management for Philippines petrochemical facility

The scope of supply includes 69kV high voltage air-insulated switchgear, UniGear medium-voltage switchgear, MNS low-voltage switchgear, power and distribution transformers, a capacitor bank, soft starter, IS-limiters and a process power management system.

ABB to help electrify Indian railways
October 17, 2018

ABB to help electrify Indian railways

The project is part of the 'Mission Electrification' initiative of the Indian Railways, which aims to convert an additional 24,000 kilometers of railways from fossil fuel to electrification.

ABB announces new Indoniesian manufacturing facility
October 09, 2018

ABB announces new Indoniesian manufacturing facility

The unit is the fourth manufacturing facility that ABB has set up in the country during the last three years as part of a $30 million investment plan. The other units manufacture high-voltage air-insulated switchgear, low-voltage, and medium-voltage switchgear.

Scottish universities to partner with Mexican government to launch energy sector education program in Mexico
October 05, 2018

Scottish universities to partner with Mexican government to launch energy sector education program in Mexico

SENER (Mexico’s Secretary of Energy) this week announced that Robert Gordon University (RGU) and the University of Aberdeen will join Imperial College London and the IFP School in France as the selected universities.

GE Power chooses Nozomi Networks to deliver ICS cybersecurity
October 05, 2018

GE Power chooses Nozomi Networks to deliver ICS cybersecurity

GE will utilize Nozomi Networks’ advanced solutions for industrial control system (ICS) cyber resiliency and real-time operational visibility.

Emerson announces agreement to acquire General Electric’s Intelligent Platforms Business
October 02, 2018

Emerson announces agreement to acquire General Electric’s Intelligent Platforms Business

The acquisition is expected to close in the first half of fiscal 2019, subject to regulatory approvals, GE’s consultation with employee representatives where required and other customary closing conditions.

ABB to help provide enclosures for Brazilian pipeline network
September 28, 2018

ABB to help provide enclosures for Brazilian pipeline network

ABB will provide E-houses for the 47 pumping stations along the pipeline, spread across 47 kilometers, connecting a station being built in São Bernardo do Campo to the Capuava Refinery (RECAP) in Mauá in São Paulo.

ABB to help power Portuguese wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean
September 26, 2018

ABB to help power Portuguese wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean

ABB has been selected to deliver its WindSTAR transformers specifically designed for floating wind turbines, to MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).

ABB to help Egyptian power company digitalize electric grid
September 25, 2018

ABB to help Egyptian power company digitalize electric grid

The scope of supply includes an ABB Ability Network Manager SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition)/Energy Management System (EMS), more than 120 Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) and a fiber-optic communications network to monitor and control the grid.

IDTechEx Report: Smart Cities massively exceeding expectations
August 16, 2018

IDTechEx Report: Smart Cities massively exceeding expectations

The report reveals how cities will even achieve independence in water, food and energy: they may still import but they can export too and be secure against increasingly violent weather and increasingly risky supply in the meantime.

Moxa's SDS-3008 Smart Ethernet Switch earns Red Dot Award for Product Design
August 15, 2018

Moxa's SDS-3008 Smart Ethernet Switch earns Red Dot Award for Product Design

This year, Moxa competed with over 6,300 entries produced by designers and manufacturers from 59 countries. A jury of 40 experts assessed the submissions based on criteria such as degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, longevity and ecological compatibility.

HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018 announces Industrial Energy Systems Special Display
August 10, 2018

HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018 announces Industrial Energy Systems Special Display

During HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018, the show’s organizer will feature top energy management solutions in the new Industrial Energy Systems (IES) special display area. Key industrial energy systems innovators will discuss and demonstrate how to drive energy efficiency and ensure power quality in the manufacturing facility.

Festo announces opening of Silicon Valley Festo Experience Center
August 03, 2018

Festo announces opening of Silicon Valley Festo Experience Center

The 5,000 square-foot Festo Experience Center, Santa Clara, features a demonstration hall where augmented reality devices allow visitors to virtually experience manufacturing and processing systems utilized in such industries as semiconductors and electronics, solar and flat panel, assembly and test, medical technology, laboratory automation, food & packaging and process automation.

Boulting announces Robin Whitehead as managing director
July 26, 2018

Boulting announces Robin Whitehead as managing director

Robin has a clear understanding of the company’s capabilities and market sectors, and will lead a growing team to further develop Boulting Technology for the delivery of low voltage (LV) panels, control systems, industrial networks and pump system optimization.

Fluke T6 Electrical Testers earns Gold Award from ACHR-The News Dealer Design Awards
July 26, 2018

Fluke T6 Electrical Testers earns Gold Award from ACHR-The News Dealer Design Awards

The Dealer Design Awards program was established to honor excellence in HVACR product design. This is the fifth honor for the T6 Electrical Testers since the product was introduced in September 2017.

Schneider Electric announces winners of 2018 CAPP Awards
July 19, 2018

Schneider Electric announces winners of 2018 CAPP Awards

The annual competition recognizes Schneider Electric technology partner companies and individuals responsible for the innovations, achievements and service that empower industrial and infrastructure customers to turn their process automation investments into the profit engines of their businesses.

AMETEK Powervar announces opening of North Carolina manufacturing facility
July 16, 2018

AMETEK Powervar announces opening of North Carolina manufacturing facility

The primary operations at the Knightdale, North Carolina location include the manufacture and shipment of Powervar’s GTS Series, Sinergy III, and Security Plus UPS products.

ABB to upgrade inter-island New Zealand HVDC link
July 05, 2018

ABB to upgrade inter-island New Zealand HVDC link

The link is an element of the country’s transmission system and is used as an energy-balancing system, between the two islands. ABB Ability MACH control system, which acts as the brain or nerve center of the link will be a key component of the upgrade.

ABB completes acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions
July 02, 2018

ABB completes acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions

GEIS will be integrated into ABB’s Electrification Products (EP) division, led by EP President Tarak Mehta, as a new business unit called Electrification Products Industrial Solutions (EPIS).

ABB to supply microgrid solution for Australian power company
June 11, 2018

ABB to supply microgrid solution for Australian power company

The solution will connect an ABB Ability PowerStore 30 megawatt (MW) battery energy storage solution to the Electranet transmission system enabling the value stacking of storage in regulated energy market.

ABB to help Finnish power company enhance process monitoring capabilities
June 07, 2018

ABB to help Finnish power company enhance process monitoring capabilities

Housed in a glass-clad building, the 400-kilovolt (kV) Länsisalmi substation plays a key role in Finland’s transmission grid. As part of the project, ABB replaced an outdoor air-insulated switchgear (AIS) installation with its gas insulated switchgear (GIS) technology, freeing up 70 percent of the space occupied by the old facility.

HANNOVER MESSE USA announces 2018 Integrated Industries Conference
June 05, 2018

HANNOVER MESSE USA announces 2018 Integrated Industries Conference

The 2018 Integrated Industries Conference takes place on Tuesday, September 11 during IMTS 2018 and covers three major educational topic tracks: Motion, Drive, and Automation; Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)/Industry 4.0; and Integrated Industries.

TT Electronics announces acquisition of Precision
June 05, 2018

TT Electronics announces acquisition of Precision

TT will provide Precision with customer and market access in Europe and Asia, supported by a global Field Application Engineering team and distribution network. TT’s operating footprint will provide manufacturing and supply chain capabilities in Asia to support customers in region.

Siemens and Northvolt announce partnership to develop green lithium-ion batteries
May 25, 2018

Siemens and Northvolt announce partnership to develop green lithium-ion batteries

Once completed in 2020, Siemens intends to purchase batteries from the factory, making Northvolt a preferred supplier. Siemens will support the partnership through an investment of EUR 10 million.

Gowanda Components Group announces acquisition of HiSonic
May 24, 2018

Gowanda Components Group announces acquisition of HiSonic

Terms of the deal were not disclosed but GCG has stated that HiSonic’s operations will remain in Olathe, Kansas. In addition to Olathe, GCG has four other production facilities located within the United States.

Eaton announces 2nd annual Industrial Controls in Motion mobile tour
May 14, 2018

Eaton announces 2nd annual Industrial Controls in Motion mobile tour

The hands-on, 40-foot, interactive showroom will travel to nearly 20 U.S. cities and educate customers about Eaton’s newest innovations for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R), and pumping, process industry and machinery applications.

Rockwell Automation helps Irving Consumer Products automate Georgia plant
May 11, 2018

Rockwell Automation helps Irving Consumer Products automate Georgia plant

Multiple production lines are planned for this plant, the first of which will have Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 7000 and PowerFlex 755T integrated power systems from Rockwell Automation.

Fiber Optic Center (FOC) announces ÅngströmBond Solutions Center
May 08, 2018

Fiber Optic Center (FOC) announces ÅngströmBond Solutions Center

The ÅngströmBond Solutions Center will work to provide epoxy expertise through technical content, best practices, weekly tips and a dedicated adhesives expert, Kelly Barker.