Author Archive | Jane Alexander

12:15 am
August 25, 2015
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New ‘Fluke Process Instruments’ Brand Integrates Raytek, Ircon, and Datapaq Product Lines

Fluke Corp. (Everette, WA) is integrating its Raytek, Ircon, and Datapaq products into a new brand: Fluke Process Instruments, based in Santa Cruz, CA. All three companies have been part of the Fluke corporate portfolio for some time. “Fluke Process Instruments combines more than 125 years of experience in pioneering new technologies into one integrated […]

6:15 pm
August 24, 2015
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Eyes on the Human Factor, ABB Takes Full Ownership of CGM AB, Swedish Provider of Control-Room Design and Ergonomic Solutions

ABB (Zurich) has announced that it has acquired the remaining shares of CGM AB. The move makes ABB the sole shareholder of the Sweden-based provider of modern control-room-design and intelligent ergonomic solutions for maximizing operator effectiveness. The CGM acquisition adds to ABB’s distributed-control-system (DCS) portfolio with the latest technology for enhancing control-room environments, from optimized design to ergonomic solutions with advanced functionality and improved safety […]

5:15 pm
August 24, 2015
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Motion Industries to Acquire Lake Erie Abrasive & Tool

Industrial distributor Motion Industries, Inc. (Birmingham, AL),  a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co. (Atlanta, GA), has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Lake Erie Abrasive & Tool (LEA&T), headquartered in Euclid, OH. The transaction is expected to close in early September 2015. LEA&T specializes in custom-designed abrasive systems, as well as distribution of quality abrasive […]

11:25 pm
August 20, 2015
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VGP-Compliant Earthwise EAL Wire Rope Grease from Lubrication Engineers Lets Industry Go Green, Yet Maintain Performance

According to Fort Worth-based Lubrication Engineers (LE), the company’s new Earthwise EAL Wire Rope Grease (3353) is formulated to be earth friendly, while still meeting rigorous performance demands of industrial applications. Certified as an Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL), this semifluid coating grease is a well suited for use in applications on or near waterways, including oil-to-sea interfaces and deck applications. It meets […]

9:57 pm
August 18, 2015
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New, Rugged Cellular/IO Units from Moxa Enhance Remote Industrial Field-Device Communications

Brea, CA-based Moxa Americas Inc., a manufacturer of communications equipment for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), has introduced the newest members of its ioLogik family of devices: the ioLogik 2542-HSPA and ioLogik 2512-HSPA cellular remote I/O modules. Incorporating High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) five-band cellular, along with Ethernet and serial ports, the new products deliver enhanced levels of reliable access to remote […]

4:29 pm
August 12, 2015
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Honeywell Enhances Experion LX for Small- to Medium-Sized Operations

Houston-based Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has released its newest version of Experion LX, a distributed control system (DCS) designed specifically for small- and mid-sized companies. Built on the company’s Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS), this powerful, compact LX version includes a number of capabilities to support smaller operations in the chemical processing, industrial power, biofuels, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and water […]

1:54 pm
August 12, 2015
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Mitsubishi Electric Introduces F800 Series VFD for Precise Motor Control, Maximum Energy Savings

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. (Vernon Hills, IL) has introduced an F800 Series variable frequency drive (VFD) that offers precise motor-speed control with maximum energy-savings. Designed specifically to improve air-movement efficiency, the low-voltage, multi-funtional F800 is suitable for a range of HVAC applications, including air handlers, cooling towers, and pump, as well as for industrial pump and fan applications. Embedded motor control algorithms optimize AC motor voltage […]

9:44 pm
August 10, 2015
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Schneider Electric Mobile App Eases Decision-Making on Aging Electrical Distribution Systems

Schneider Electric (Palatine, IL) has released its new Services Modernization Solution Selector, a free, easy-to-use mobile application that features advanced search capabilities on modernization and custom engineering of solutions for aging or obsolete switchgear and other electrical distribution equipment. According to the company, the Services Modernization Solution Selector searches an extensive database of product designs for a number of manufacturers, then generates a simple, consolidated […]