Automation Systems

ABB Wins $30 Million Solar Power Plant Order in Spain

New substations and equipment to expand power grid and enhance reliability Zurich, Switzerland, - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a $30 million order from GA Solar, part of the Gestamp Corporation, to deliver a 13 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) power plant in northern Spain. Once connected to the grid, the plant will supply up to 22.6 gigawatt hours (GWh) of...

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Siemens and BPL Global Team-up for Comprehensive Smart Grid Solutions

ORLANDO, FL and PITTSBURGH, PA Siemens Energy, Inc. and BPL Global® (BPLG) are expanding their relationship in North America to provide the most comprehensive Smart Grid portfolio in the industry. Siemens is currently an investor in BPLG and a co‐marketer of its transformer monitors, and now Siemens will team with BPLG to integrate and resell BPLG load management and distributed energy...

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Dual Arm Robot features compact, flexible design.

Featuring 15 axes of motion, SDA5D robot is suited for assembly, handling, machine tending packaging, and part transfer applications. It has internally routed cables and hoses that minimize interference and maintenance and simplify programming. Dual independent arms work together, with one able to hold part while other performs operations on it. System offers payload of 11 lb and has horizontal...

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Industrial Robots feature actuator-based, 7-axis design.

Models SIA5D and SIA50D slim, individual arm robots offer short axis lengths and extreme motion flexibility, allowing them to be positioned out of normal working area without limiting motion range of any axis. They can mount between 2 machine tools to provide open access to machines, for fixture maintenance, adjustment, or testing, and machine operator station. Systems are controlled by Motoman...

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ABB Wins $144 Million Order for Water Transmission System in Abu Dhabi

Turnkey power and automation solution based on System 800xA to support increasing demand for drinking water Zurich, Switzerland, March, 1 2010 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a turnkey order worth $144 million from the Abu Dhabi Transmission & Despatch Company (TRANSCO) for a major expansion of a water transmission system in Abu Dhabi to help meet the Emirate's...

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Macron Dynamics' Multi-Axis Gantry System Is Used in Automated Optical Inspection Station for Large Solar Panel Manufacturer

Macron Dynamics' Multi-Axis Gantry System Is Used in Automated Optical Inspection Station for Large Solar Panel Manufacturer

Croydon, PA - Macron Dynamics Inc., a manufacturer of belt driven linear actuators and multi-axis automation systems, recently completed delivery and installation of an automated optical inspection gantry system to a large U.S. manufacturer of thin film solar panels. The application requirements presented some unique challenges, said Joe Baird, National Sales Manager at Macron. The multi-axis...

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Articulated Robot System handles 150 kg payload.

Articulated Robot System handles 150 kg payload.

Consisting of 5-axis overhead robot arm mounted on linear gantry, Model IRB 6620LX is suited for machine tending, material handling, and assembly operations. Robotic arm features IP67 rating and can be mounted either upside down or sideways on linear axis. Ranging in height from 8-13 ft and in length from 6-108 ft, linear axis can support up to 2 robots, and provides ability to serve several...

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Emerson Integrates Wireless Streaming Video with Deltav(TM) Operate

Emerson Integrates Wireless Streaming Video with Deltav(TM) Operate

Integration of live video display and process values on a single screen allows operators a complete view of the process area AUSTIN, TEXAS (February 17, 2010) - Emerson Process Management has further developed Smart Wireless solutions by integrating video streams from Industrial Video & Control Co.'s (IVC) Relay Server with the DeltaV(TM) digital automation system. For process manufacturers, the...

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Data Transfer Appliance exchanges PLC/PAC data with applications.

Data Transfer Appliance exchanges PLC/PAC data with applications.

Without custom programming or middleware computer, eATM tManager enables data exchange between factory floor controllers and enterprise, business, and plant computer applications. Unit can be installed in panel or cabinet and connects to controllers and computer systems via 2 independent Ethernet ports. Module can connect controllers from Rockwell Automation, Siemens, and Schneider with databases...

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ABB Secures Agreement to Provide Robotic Automation to A123 Systems for Advanced Battery Applications

ABB Secures Agreement to Provide Robotic Automation to A123 Systems for Advanced Battery Applications

System will support the manufacture of high-power lithium ion batteries AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (February 1, 2010) - ABB Robotics, a leading supplier of industrial robots, has reached an agreement with A123 Systems to provide robotic automation systems for the assembly and manufacturing of lithium-ion battery modules and packs. A123 Systems, headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts, develops,...

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