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Phoenix Contact Goes Off the Grid for Earth Day and Beyond

U.S. headquarters facility expansion adds a new natural-gas-based heating, cooling and power system that will generate electricity and reduce waste for the company.

Emerson Expands European Manufacturing, Engineering Services

US$76 million investment in new facilities in Romania strengthens Emerson’s growing global manufacturing and engineering services network.

The Amazon.com-Magnetic Encoder Connection

Posital CEO Christian Leeser contends that magnetic encoders’ combination of extreme environment durability, energy harvesting capabilities, high-precision and a smaller footprint will lead the technology to overtake optical absolute encoders … with a little help from Amazon.com.

UK based Marco receive prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Marco, the UK based technology company, are delighted to announce that they have won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for outstanding business achievement in International Trade.

TRADE MISSION HELPS PROSEAL LOOK EAST

Heat sealing specialist Proseal has taken part in a five day trade mission, led by Trade Minister Lord Livingston, to help boost trade with Central and Eastern Europe.

Proseal’s participation follows Lord Livingston’s visit to open the company’s third factory at its European headquarters in Adlington, Cheshire, in February.

MAC Solutions partners with Intelligent Plant to offer integrated enterprise solutions to the oil and gas market

MAC Solutions, developer of the ProcessVue® suite of alarm management software, has announced a cross-sourcing partnership agreement with Intelligent Plant, a provider of enterprise visualisation and business intelligence solutions for the oil & gas sector.

Emerson wins contract to replace aging turbine controls at one of the largest combined-cycle power plants in the U.S.

Union Power Partners, a subsidiary of Entegra Power Group, has awarded Emerson Process Management a contract to replace turbine controls at Union Power Station. The plant, located in southern Arkansas, is one of the largest combined-cycle facilities in the U.

Sheffield team show simplicity is key to co-operative robots

A way of making hundreds - or even thousands - of tiny robots cluster to carry out tasks without using any memory or processing power has been developed by engineers at the University of Sheffield.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Adds MDT Software to its e-F@ctory Alliance Program

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. has announced that it has selected MDT Software, a world leader in change management solutions for automated manufacturing assets, to join its e-F@ctory Alliance Program.

Radiation tolerant ‘cleaning’ alga discovered

A radiation tolerant alga capable of living in extreme conditions may soon be used to help clean-up effluent and wastewater produced by nuclear facilities.

The micro-alga – called Coccomyxa actinabiotis – was discovered in a used fuel cell storage pool at a nuclear facility and is capable of withstanding extreme radiation doses of up to 20 kilograys (kGy).