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ABB announces opening of Swiss UPS test facility
June 15, 2017

ABB announces opening of Swiss UPS test facility

This capability will enhance ABB’s ability to address trends toward bigger, more power-hungry data centers and industrial plants that require ever-larger UPS systems.

Thomson collaborates with Geek Group Science Institute to develop Tesla Coil designs
June 15, 2017

Thomson collaborates with Geek Group Science Institute to develop Tesla Coil designs

An R&D program has been initiated there to discover new uses for the TC with help from a new automated process for winding coils.

Schneider recognized as a Leader in ADMS systems by Gartner
June 13, 2017

Schneider recognized as a Leader in ADMS systems by Gartner

For the fourth consecutive year, Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management and automation, was recognised as a Leader in ADMS systems by Gartner, Inc. in their Magic Quadrant for Advanced Distribution Management Systems report.

Puget Sound Electrical JATC wins the Fluke Connect Student Contest
May 31, 2017

Puget Sound Electrical JATC wins the Fluke Connect Student Contest

The Puget Sound Electrical JATC team — students Matthew Pulk, Andrew Wissink, Pavel Lutsyuk, and Xerxes Shelly, and advisor Steve Uhrich — used Fluke Connect Wireless Sensors and software to provide the information necessary for re-commissioning a customer's solar photovoltaic system and confirming that the photovoltaic system generated the power anticipated.

3eTI announces Swami Iyer as company president
May 19, 2017

3eTI announces Swami Iyer as company president

Prior to joining 3eTI, Iyer was vice president with at Honeywell Aerospace where he led international and domestic aerospace and defense programs. Before joining Honeywell, he served in the US Air Force for more than 17 years in several top leadership positions.

May 12, 2017

Aventics announces acquisition of Vector Horizon Technology

This business and technology will primarily support further development of Aventics’ commercial vehicle sector. In addition, VHtek technologies and the increased R&D capacities provided by the owners and employees of VHtek, will further benefit Aventics core sectors such as Industrial Automation, Life Sciences, Energy, Food & Beverage, and Railway Technologies.

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HARTING announces expansion of Romanian production facility
April 13, 2017

HARTING announces expansion of Romanian production facility

The Romania facility plays an important part in the Group’s global growth strategy. Over the next two years around 100 new jobs will be created in Sibiu.

Festo announces in-town relocation of Hauppauge headquarters
March 30, 2017

Festo announces in-town relocation of Hauppauge headquarters

This location will serve as center of operations for the Festo North American executive management team, as well as marketing, finance, technology, human resources, and other corporate functions. All employees from the current Moreland Road location will relocate to its new location on Motor Parkway.

CMR Group announces Alvin Sim as CEO for CMR Far East
March 30, 2017

CMR Group announces Alvin Sim as CEO for CMR Far East

Based at the Singapore office, he will oversee all areas of a business that is seeing demand for precision engineering services from industrial and manufacturing sectors, and recently opened a new Thailand office in Bangkok.

Open Systems International (OSI) announces strategic partnership with DC Systems
March 30, 2017

Open Systems International (OSI) announces strategic partnership with DC Systems

The collaboration is designed to offer customers enhanced features, coordinated system-wide control, and data integration from legacy SCADA environments to new enterprise-wide solutions.

ISA announces IACS Security Lifecycle Training Program w/ Cyber Trainers
February 28, 2017

ISA announces IACS Security Lifecycle Training Program w/ Cyber Trainers

The Cyber Trainers are designed and equipped with full-function industrial automation system hardware and software configured to perform like the IACS and networks in a real operating water plant or other critical infrastructure.

Aegis Software and ViTrox announce mutual machine programming interface
February 28, 2017

Aegis Software and ViTrox announce mutual machine programming interface

The machine programming interface between ViTrox Corporation’s automated X-Ray-inspection (AXI) machines and Aegis’ FactoryLogix software will give ViTrox the ability to support native CAD formats.

Interview: The Benefits of One-Cable Automation
February 23, 2017

Interview: The Benefits of One-Cable Automation

As manufacturing becomes more automated and connected across a wide range of industries, it is more essential than ever to streamline installations and bring about new efficiencies in terms of power and communication.

Elipse provides remote monitoring for Vietnamese electric company
February 22, 2017

Elipse provides remote monitoring for Vietnamese electric company

Thanks to Elipse Software’s solution, EVNNPC can now access remotely the data from switches, fire alarm systems, meters, relays, transformers, and third-party RTUs in the substations.

Tacoma Public Utilities chooses OSI to supply Energy Management System
February 14, 2017

Tacoma Public Utilities chooses OSI to supply Energy Management System

A publicly owned utility, Tacoma Power provides electricity to Tacoma, Washington and the surrounding areas, serving more than 160,000 customers. It draws 90 percent of its power from hydroelectric generation.

OSI's Enhanced Situational Awareness system chosen by Canadian power company to improve efficiency
February 13, 2017

OSI's Enhanced Situational Awareness system chosen by Canadian power company to improve efficiency

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is the primary generator of electricity in Newfoundland and Labrador. This system is intended to improve the company’s operational effectiveness in complex and dynamic operational environments.

Schneider Electric announces acquisition of MWPowerlab
February 02, 2017

Schneider Electric announces acquisition of MWPowerlab

This acquisition adds advanced Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technology to Schneider Electric’s industrial software portfolio.

AME Corporation announces rebrand as Panova
February 02, 2017

AME Corporation announces rebrand as Panova

Panova partners with manufacturers, product engineers, and entrepreneurs to solve technical and supply chain challenges in the design and production of molded components and completed products.

Electrocomponents announces Steve Newland as President of Allied Electronics
January 30, 2017

Electrocomponents announces Steve Newland as President of Allied Electronics

As President, Steve will be responsible for driving transformational and profitable growth in the Americas and further strengthening customer service.

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Lenze Americas announces appointment of Ralph Rosa as president
January 20, 2017

Lenze Americas announces appointment of Ralph Rosa as president

Rosa brings a strong track record to Lenze with more than 25 years of experience at Eaton Corporation in the controls, automation, power electronics, and services businesses.

NEMA finds 16 month high in latest electroindustry business condition report
December 29, 2016

NEMA finds 16 month high in latest electroindustry business condition report

The survey’s measure of the intensity of change in electroindustry business conditions moved further into positive territory, as the mean rating ticked up an additional one-tenth of a point to +0.4 this month from its previous reading of +0.3 in November.

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ABB's Dr. Roger Daugherty earns NEMA's Kite & Key Award
December 27, 2016

ABB's Dr. Roger Daugherty earns NEMA's Kite & Key Award

Daugherty was instrumental in the establishment of efficiency standards for energy-efficient induction motors, including the passing of the landmark Energy Policy Act of 1992.

Emerson's Ovation simulation platform finds home in power plants
December 14, 2016

Emerson's Ovation simulation platform finds home in power plants

In the virtual power plant of the future, the Ovation power plant simulator will run in parallel with the Ovation control system and is designed to minimize risk and improve power plant reliability.

Alaskan electric company chooses OSI to implement SCADA and energy management system
December 12, 2016

Alaskan electric company chooses OSI to implement SCADA and energy management system

The SCADA/EMS system is intended to allow GVEA to fulfill existing needs for Generation and Energy Management, as well as provide a platform that can be adapted to future requirements for Distribution Management

ABB's John Malinowski recieves Motor Summit 16 award
December 09, 2016

ABB's John Malinowski recieves Motor Summit 16 award

John Malinowski, Senior Director of Industry Affairs for Baldor, the ABB Group Company received a MS’16 Award in recognition “for his personal engagement to make IE3 premium efficiency motors the global market standard”

MENNEKES introduces online power distribution configuration tool
December 09, 2016

MENNEKES introduces online power distribution configuration tool

Using the configuration tool, users can build a standard or custom AMAXX power distribution center in less than a minute.

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Phoenix Contact announces investment in Windesco
November 23, 2016

Phoenix Contact announces investment in Windesco

Windesco, based in Boston, is a hardware/software solutions provider for wind-power assets. The company uses proprietary algorithms to optimize asset performance and extend asset life in the wind industry.

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HARTING and Arrow Electronics announce partnership expansion
November 14, 2016

HARTING and Arrow Electronics announce partnership expansion

HARTING and Arrow have agreed to expand their partnership to include EMEA and APAC. Arrow Electronics has been a HARTING distributor in North America for 22 years.

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Nordson ASYMTEK welcomes two Swiss distributors to provide customer support
November 14, 2016

Nordson ASYMTEK welcomes two Swiss distributors to provide customer support

eXelsius will manage the French-speaking areas of Switzerland (cantons: Genève, Jura, Neuchâtel et Vaud) while neutec electronic ag will manage the German and Italian-speaking areas and share responsibilities for Berne, Fribourg, and Valais.

Siemens to highlight IIoT applications at SPS IPC Drives 2016
October 24, 2016

Siemens to highlight IIoT applications at SPS IPC Drives 2016

Working together with customers from both the discrete manufacturing and process industry, Siemens is developing new solutions for plant and production processes. In the specially created “MindSphere Lounge”, visitors will also have the chance to experience the IoT ecosystem live in a unique atmosphere.

ABB announces Dr. Jef Beerten as first winner of ABB Research Award
October 21, 2016

ABB announces Dr. Jef Beerten as first winner of ABB Research Award

Dr. Jef Beerten from KU Leuven, Belgium, receives a US $ 300,000 grant over the next three years for ongoing research at the forefront of energy technology.

ABB announces Stage 3 launch of reorganization strategy
October 05, 2016

ABB announces Stage 3 launch of reorganization strategy

ABB is shaping and focusing its divisional structure into four divisions: Electrification Products, Robotics and Motion, Industrial Automation and Power Grids, effective January 1, 2017.

Delaware Electric Cooperative chooses OSI's SCADA system
October 03, 2016

Delaware Electric Cooperative chooses OSI's SCADA system

DEC will use the new SCADA system to monitor and control all 23 of its distribution substations, 87 feeders in all, as well as radial transmission substations.

NEMA works with CEMEP to drive new motor efficiency standards
October 03, 2016

NEMA works with CEMEP to drive new motor efficiency standards

In a joint white paper to be presented at the Motor Summit 2016 in Zurich on October 11 and 12, NEMA and CEMEP outline an extended product approach that moves beyond single motors, invertors, and controls to include electronic speed controls, power drive systems (PDS), pumps, fans, compressors, and other auxiliary electronics that make up the system.

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SMTA presents Nordson with SMTA Corporate Partnership Award
September 29, 2016

SMTA presents Nordson with SMTA Corporate Partnership Award

Nordson was recognized for its willingness to share technical knowledge with others in the electronics manufacturing industry as evidenced by the many papers that have been presented at numerous SMTA conferences.

ABB announces NKT Cables acquisition of ABB's cable system business
September 23, 2016

ABB announces NKT Cables acquisition of ABB's cable system business

NKT Cables is acquiring ABB’s global high-voltage cable system business with a total value of 836 million euros (US$934 million). The business is part of ABB’s Power Grids division, which is undergoing a strategic review.

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Spartan Controls announces partnership with Atrex Energy
September 13, 2016

Spartan Controls announces partnership with Atrex Energy

Accessibility to power in remote areas is essential to many functions that are crucial to customer operations, and extending the grid is often not an option due to the remote location of sites. Atrex Energy’s portfolio of DC power generator systems are solution to service remote or off-grid applications.

Allied Electronics announces expansion into South America
July 25, 2016

Allied Electronics announces expansion into South America

The Santiago-based Allied Chile office is the first in South America. Allied Electronics will continue to expand in this region in the next 12 to 18 months.

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NEMA announces four new members to board of governors
July 19, 2016

NEMA announces four new members to board of governors

The four new board members are Annette Kay Clayton, CEO North America Operations for Schneider Electric; Lee Cooper, CEO of GE Healthcare U.S. & Canada; Jack Nehling, president of Phoenix Contact USA; and Rich Stinson, CEO of Southwire Company.

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ABB's flash charging technology chosen by Geneva transit operator
July 18, 2016

ABB's flash charging technology chosen by Geneva transit operator

ABB will deliver and deploy 13 flash-charging stations along an urban transit bus route, as well as three terminal and four depot feeding stations. The onboard bus batteries can then be charged in 15 seconds with a 600-kilowatt boost of power at the bus stop.

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