Tag Archives: automation

ABB Wins Iraq Order

Substation to connect new power plant near Basra to national grid ABB announced Wednesday it has won an order to supply and install a substation at the 3,000 megawatt Rumaila power plant, located in the Basra region of southern Iraq. The completed power plant will be operated by Shamara Holding Group (SHG), one of Iraq’s […]

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Motion Scoops Numatic

Acquisition adds more automation experience Motion Industries, Inc., of Birmingham, Ala., announced today the acquisition of Numatic Engineering, the Los Angeles-based robotics company. Execution of the transaction will occur on August 1st, according to a Motion press release sent to EA Thursday. Founded in 1955, Numatic Engineering has sixty years of experience selling and supporting […]

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Robotics Team Missing

Six members of Burundi team may have voluntarily fled to Canada A team of six high-school age students was reported missing following a national robotics competition that took place in Washington, D.C., this week. The FIRST Global Challenge 2017, held Sunday through Tuesday of this past week, included six members of the Burundi robotics team […]

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Back-of-House Bots

Automated prep work on the horizon?  After a long day at the workplace—plant, shop, office, you name it—who doesn’t have a favorite restaurant they enjoy as their favorite place to unwind? Anything from mom-and-pop spots to acclaimed steakhouses requires a lot of hard work and manpower behind the scenes. While ambiance and hospitality from your […]

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Big Name Round-up

News from Toshiba, Siemens, ABB, Schneider, and more… Names familiar to EA readers have caught headlines recently, for a multitude of reasons. Here’s a summation of recent activity that includes some of the more recognizable names in the industry. ABB inks offshore project with Statoil off Norway. The company has signed a “project specific agreement” for the […]

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‘Ivy’ League of its Own

Once again, community colleges tackle the skills gap Certain outfits are addressing training in the “old fashioned way”, yet applying it to new technologies. The Ivy Tech Community Colleges of Indiana are offering mechanical classes aimed to fill the skills gap. The Indiana-based technical college is focusing on automation maintenance, mechatronics, and that of other new […]

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Da Vinci, Coded

A look at the famed artist’s drawings of early “robots” The legend responsible for the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper—and who has books, movies, and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle named after him—did much more than just paint. Leonardo da Vinci was also thinking ahead in the disciplines of architecture and engineering (among many others). […]

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Need A Lift?

In the Swiss Alps, ABB powers first chairlift for the disabled In Switzerland, some holiday uplift for even the crankiest scrooge. Beginning this winter season at the Madrisa ski resort in the Swiss Alps, a new, wheelchair-accessible chairlift model is in operation. The handicap and disabled-friendly Madrisa 6-seater lift is the first of its kind, and […]

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TIE Acquires Parker Group

FANUC parts supplier widens network to include repair across new key OEMs TIE, or Tennessee Industrial Electronics, the LaVergne (TN) supplier of refurbished industrial electronic FANUC CNC component parts, has acquired The Parker Group, Inc. (“PGI”), the company announced October 3.   PGI is an integrated depot repair center specializing in electronic and servo-mechanical products headquartered outside of Detroit in Clinton Township, Michigan. […]

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Open Valve for Pentair

Emerson buys valves & controls business for $3.15 billion Emerson Electric appears to be restructuring its image, one move at a time. In its third transaction this month, the St. Louis-based factory equipment maker said last week it would purchase the valves & controls business of Pentair for $3.15 billion. It demonstrates a continued departure […]

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