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Quick Change System is available with rotary feed-through.

Quick Change System is available with rotary feed-through.

Featuring six 3/2-way screw-in valves that replace complete valve terminal, SWS-I-11 is available with rotary feed-through DDF-V that comes in 3 versions to fit several robot flanges - ISO-31.5, ISO-40, ISO-50 - and does not require external plug for quick-change head. Rotary feed-through has all-internal electrical contacts and eliminates interference of external cables for SWS-I-11, which...

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ABB Wins $19 Million Automation Lifecycle Support Contract in South Pacific

ABB Wins $19 Million Automation Lifecycle Support Contract in South Pacific

Three-year contract for Vale Inco's New Caledonia nickel and cobalt plant Houston, TX, July 16, 2009 - ABB, the world's leading power and automation technology group announced it was recently awarded a three-year service contract worth approximately $19 million, by Vale Inco Nouvelle Caledonie. Under this contract, awarded during the second quarter of 2009, ABB will provide onsite process control...

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Emerson Helps China Advance Production at Bohai Bay Offshore Oil Field

Global process automation firm has engineered PlantWeb-® digital architecture for FPSO and six platforms AUSTIN, TEXAS (July 7, 2009) -- Emerson Process Management announced today that it has helped China prepare for startup of Bohai Bay Phase II oil production by engineering and commissioning PlantWeb-® digital architecture across six platforms and the Peng Bo floating production storage and...

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Configurable Components Deliver Time/Cost Savings for Factory Automation and Motion Control System Builders

Under economic pressure to control costs and increase efficiencies, companies find precisely configured components a practical solution. July 7, 2009 (Schaumburg, IL) Misumi USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Misumi Corporation, part of Misumi Group, Inc. (Tokyo: 9962) reports that many of its automation machine builder customers are finding innovative ways to save time and costs in their product...

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ABB Wins $25 Million Power Order in Peru

Electrical and automation solutions for Machu Picchu hydropower plant extension Zurich, Switzerland, July 6, 2009- ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will supply electrical and automation solutions worth $25 million for an expansion of the Machu Picchu hydroelectric power plant in Peru's Cusco region, about 1,300 km east of the capital, Lima. A second powerhouse built...

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Workstation automates protein sample preparation/analysis.

Staccato Protein Workstation is designed to address bottlenecks in characterization of biological therapeutics and biogenerics according to requirements of QbD approaches. It incorporates Sciclone ALH 3000 for automated liquid handling, Twister II for microplate handling, and LabChip GXII, which analyzes protein size, concentration, and purity for microfluidic protein characterization. Various...

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Asymtek Sells Spectrum(TM) S-910N Dispensing System to DancoTech

DancoTech's 11th Asymtek Dispensing System Carlsbad, CA - June 29, 2009 - Asymtek, a Nordson company and leader in dispensing, coating, and jetting technologies, has sold a Spectrum S-910N dispensing system to DancoTech, located in Ballerup, Denmark - their eleventh Asymtek unit and second Spectrum 900 series platform. DancoTech selected the S-910N platform for its slim footprint (600mm wide),...

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Heavy-Duty Robot can lift parts weighing up to 1,350 kg.

Heavy-Duty Robot can lift parts weighing up to 1,350 kg.

Model M-2000iA/1200 can support standard payload of 1,200 kg, and up to 1,350 kg, with 0.6 m offset from faceplate and fully articulated motion at wrist. Vertical lifting stroke is 6.2 m and wrist is IP67 protected for harsh environments. System includes vision and force sensing as well as FANUC iRVision system with 2D robot guidance tool for operations such as part location and error proofing....

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Robot suits high-speed assembly applications.

Robot suits high-speed assembly applications.

Model M-1iA intelligent assembly robot is 17 kg, compact 6-axis robot suited for small part handling, high-speed picking, and assembly applications. Parallel-link structure maximizes speed and accuracy and robot includes 3-axis wrist. Unit operates via R-30iA controller with integrated functions such as iRVision-®, Robot Link, and Collision Guard. It is also available as 4-axis model, for part...

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