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China to build $2B AI research park

China is planning to build a 13.8 billion yuan (C$2.6 billion) artificial intelligence development park, according to Xinhua news agency.

AEM buys data analytics company Hargrove & Associates

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has purchased Hargrove & Associates, a data processing and business analytics company, in a move to better meet the needs of its membership.

Allied Electronics debuts new name

Allied Electronics will begin operating under a new trade name: Allied Electronics & Automation. The company’s ownership and staff have not changed.

Fives buys Konecranes Machine Tool Service division

Fives Machining Systems, a global machine tool and manufacturing solutions provider, has acquired Konecranes Machine Tool Service (MTS) division, a provider of machine tool service.

IMTS 2018 to feature 44% more exhibition space than previous year

Hannover Messe USA, the newly branded North American industrial technology trade shows co-located at IMTS 2018, will feature 130,000 square feet of exhibition space and special display areas. This marks a 44-per-cent increase compared to the co-located shows’ total floor space at IMTS 2016.

EtherCAT Technology Group supplements EtherCAT with TSN

The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) says it has supplemented EtherCAT with Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) technologies, expanding the field of possible EtherCAT applications to include heterogeneous network environments.

Top stories of 2017

From the ABB-B&R acquisition, to the closure of a 125-year-old plant, to the passing of industry legend Dick Morley, here’s a look back at the 10 most-read Manufacturing AUTOMATION stories of the past year. » Read full article

Increased horsepower ratings for magnet motor

Lafert is now offering increased horsepower ratings for the HPS series of its high performance permanent magnet motors in North America. » Read full article

DC-DC converters

Datel says its Quarter Brick series can deliver up to 150 watts of power, and is suitable for various industrial applications. » Read full article

Enhanced sensor for guiding robotic vehicles

Roboteq has introduced a new magnetic guide sensor which it says is capable of detecting and reporting the position of a magnetic field along its horizontal axis. » Read full article
Event Calendar 
OHS SYmposium - BB2

Motor & Drive Systems 2018

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 8-9, 2018
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ARC Industry Forum 2018

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 12-15, 2018
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Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo 2018 Cleveland

Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Date: March 7-8, 2018
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North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit 2018

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: April 10-11, 2018
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