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ABB Launches New Generation Fiber Optic Current Sensor For High Voltage Applications

SOURCE: ABB | 20 August 2014

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced the launch of its latest generation Fiber Optic Current Sensor (FOCS-FS) to complement its portfolio of optical sensors. The FOCS-FS gets its name from its innovative ‘free standing’ design.

ABB Achieves Breakthrough In Switchgear Technology With Eco-Efficient Insulation Gas

SOURCE: ABB | 19 August 2014

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has achieved a significant breakthrough in switchgear technology with the development of a solution that deploys a new insulation gas mixture as a substitute for sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).

Robots & Simulation In Modular Construction – Is Australia Ready?

SOURCE: IQPC - Keal Wilson | 05 August 2014

Construction leaders are starting to look at Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) to reduce soaring operational costs. Traditionally the mainstay of the automotive industry, DfMA has brought augmented reality and robotics to the modular construction mix.

OMV Conducting Intensive Research On Hydrogen As Alternative Fuel

SOURCE: OMV | 04 August 2014

OMV, the integrated, international oil and gas company, is preparing for future transport trends. In the coming years hydrogen is set to be an important alternative for drivers and car manufacturers.

ABB, Renewable Algal Energy Collaborate To Commercialize Algae Production For Renewable Fuels, Nutraceuticals

SOURCE: ABB | 30 July 2014

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced that it is collaborating with Renewable Algal Energy, LLC (RAE) on the commercialization of integrated algal production systems that will produce algae‐based products for the nutraceutical, animal nutrition, and renewable fuels markets.

Air Liquide Invests In A New Research And Technology Center In China

SOURCE: Air Liquide | 28 July 2014

On July 28, 2014, Air Liquide broke ground on its new Research and Technology Center, the Shanghai Research & Technology Center (SRTC), located in the industrial park of Xinzhuang, in the Minhang district of Shanghai, China.

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Develops Game-Changing Predictive Maintenance Solution

SOURCE: ThyssenKrupp | 17 July 2014

The Internet of Things supports ThyssenKrupp in giving the world's cities a major lift by increasing the uptime of elevators. A connected, intelligent line-of-business asset monitoring system will raise elevator reliability and safety to new heights.

Jacobs Studies Feasibility Of Redeemable Biomass Electricity Credits In Indonesia

SOURCE: Jacobs | 15 July 2014

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that it completed a study investigating the potential use of Redeemable Biomass Electricity Credits (RBEC) in the province of Riau in Indonesia.

Linde Starts Small-Series Production For Hydrogen Fuelling Stations

SOURCE: Linde | 14 July 2014

Technology company The Linde Group continues to advance the introduction of hydrogen as a fuel: Today the company officially opened the world's first small-series production facility for hydrogen fuelling stations in Vienna.

Hyundai Heavy Industries To Use Welding Robot For Constructing Offshore Facilities

SOURCE: Hyundai Heavy Industries | 11 July 2014

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI), the world’s biggest shipbuilder and a leading offshore facilities contractor, announced today that it developed a new automatic welding process for building offshore facilities.