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August 20, 2014
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ABB to Divest Full Service Business

ABB has signed an agreement to divest the ABB Full Service business for an undisclosed amount to Nordic Capital Funds. Subject to regulatory approval, the sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014l. The  ABB Full Service unit provides fully outsourced maintenance services to industrial customers. Developed as part of ABB’s life-cycle service offerings, it has become a […]

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August 19, 2014
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WECO “Hammer” Union Pressure Transmitters for Demanding Oilfield Environments

GP:50 Corporation LTD , an AS9100C and ISO9001 certified manufacturer of reliable pressure sensing instrumentation, has introduced its Model 170/270/370/570 WECO “Hammer” Union Series. This family of rugged pressure transmitters is designed and engineered to effectively address the demanding shock and vibration and installation challenges of the oilfield, as well as other harsh industrial environments. […]

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August 19, 2014
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Columbus McKinnon Introduces the Ultimate Rigging Resource

Columbus McKinnon Corp., a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, announces the release of its new Chain and Rigging Attachments Catalog. Material handling customers need and want information on the proper selection, use and care of rigging products, as well as insight on application and industry requirements – now this information is […]

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August 19, 2014
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Siemens Debuts Integral Volume Booster Valve Accessory

Siemens  introduces an Integral Volume Booster accessory for the Sipart PS2 electro-pneumatic valve positioner, designed for pneumatic actuators that require high flow for fast stroking times. Engineered in the U.S., and assembled in Spring House, PA, the Integral Volume Booster reproduces pneumatic signals in a 1:1 ratio for applications requiring increased flow capacity, while maintaining small […]

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August 19, 2014
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First On-Machine Switch from Rockwell Automation Simplifies Network Design, Integration

Rockwell Automation has launched the Allen-Bradley ArmorStratix 5700, its first on-machine switch. Built with ruggedized IP67 protection, the Layer 2 managed industrial Ethernet switch can be mounted directly onto a machine or application, reducing the overall size and cost of a control cabinet, and shrinking the machine footprint. In many applications, cabinet space for system-level […]

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August 19, 2014
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AutomationDirect Adds Ethernet/IP Support to Productivity3000 Controller

AutomationDirect’s Productivity3000 controller now supports the ODVA’s EtherNet/IP as a standard protocol. Through its embedded Ethernet port, the P3-550 CPU can support EtherNet/IP configurable as a Scanner or Adapter (or both simultaneously). The P3-550 CPU can communicate to devices using either Explicit messaging or Implicit “I/O” messaging methods. These two common implementations offer access to […]

4:58 pm
August 18, 2014
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ITT Launches Hygienic Diaphragm Valve Platform

ITT Corp’s Engineered Valves brand has launched a new line of hygienic diaphragm valves designed to reduce maintenance time and total cost of ownership for today’s BioPharm manufacturing facilities. As the latest platform to be added to the Engineered Valves product family, the EnviZion valve helps customers install, operate and maintain their systems more efficiently […]

6:31 pm
August 17, 2014
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SKF Picks Chicagoland USA for New Global Technical Center Americas

SKF has announced plans to build a new Global Technical Center Americas (GTCA) in the greater Chicago, IL, area (Naperville). The announcement reinforces the company’s strategy to be near important customers and focus on market-specific product innovations across all of its five platforms (bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services). The planned 130,000-sq.-ft. Naperville GTCA is one of several new […]