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GE Technology to power Australia’s dual-fuel power plant

GE announced the customer pilot project utilizing GE’s gas turbine technology will power Australia’s first dual-fuel natural gas/hydrogen power plant at the Tallawarra B Power Station in New South Wales, Australia.

OpSens Solutions to develop aerospace fuel monitoring system

OpSens Solutions Inc. is receiving $500,000 in funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program to support a research and development project through the international EUREKA Network.

GM, Ford outdo each other with electric vehicle investments

General Motors will raise spending on electric and autonomous vehicles and add two U.S. battery factories as it gambles that consumers will eagerly switch from gasoline to the new technology.

China says nuclear fuel rods damaged, no radiation leak

A Chinese nuclear power plant near Hong Kong had five broken fuel rods in a reactor but no radioactivity leaked, the government said Wednesday in its first confirmation of the incident that prompted concern over the facility’s safety.

Fire suppression efforts continue at Illinois chemical plant

Fire suppression efforts continued Wednesday at a chemical fire near the Illinois-Wisconsin state line as public health officials lifted an outdoor mask mandate for those within a 3-mile radius of the Chemtool plant.
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Sysmac: A fully integrated platform

Omron's Sysmac Platform offers synchronous control of all machine devices and advanced functionality such as motion, robotics and database connectivity. This multidisciplinary concept allows you to simplify solution architecture, reduce programming and optimize productivity.
   • One control for the entire machine or process
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Understanding Cyber Insurance

There are several factors that manufacturers should consider before purchasing cyber insurance coverage, as having the right policy is the key to a quick recovery from a cyber-attack without major losses. » Read more

Plant’s 2021 Truck and Van Preview

Ford has completely re-designed their F-150 for 2021, and added a hybrid powertrain for the first time. While Ram has added a new TRX off-road model to compete with the Ford Raptor. » Read more
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HazLoc Cabinet Cooler® Systems

Hazardous Location Cabinet Coolers are for use with classified enclosure purge and pressurization systems!
EXAIR’s new CL Classified and CE Compliant HazLoc Cabinet Coolers are engineered and approved for use upon purged electrical enclosures found within Class I Div 1, Groups A, B, C and D. They are a low cost and reliable way to cool purged electric control panels found in these environments., producing up to 5,600 Btu/Hr. The compact Cabinet Cooler can be installed in minutes through a standard electrical knockout, have no moving parts and are very low maintenance. » Learn more

Quabbin 600V control cable

AutomationDirect has released Quabbin 600V control cable, which is used in control panels, conduits, and where electrical properties are required. » Learn more

H2W Technologies XY brushless linear motor positioning stage

The SRS-004-006/004-003-01-XY is a low profile XY single rail positioning stage that uses brushless linear motors. » Learn more
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Advanced Manufacturing survey launches, manufacturers encouraged to respond

The survey findings will be developed into an Advanced Manufacturing Report to help manufacturers visualize and understand the challenges and solutions in implementing Industry 4.0 technologies. » Read more

Federal government invests $19,000 in a North Sydney manufacturer to become more energy efficient

Copol International Ltd. is a manufacturer of cast polypropylene film, which is a product that is used in traditional and non-packaging applications. » Read more