WEBINAR: Oxidizer Operating Cost Reduction Strategies  
The initial capital cost of an oxidizer can be rapidly eclipsed by continued operating expenses if careful attention is not periodically given to the system. Even for the most efficient, well maintained oxidizers, there are multiple heat and energy recovery technologies that can further reduce operating costs and fuel consumption. This webinar will focus on the parameters that end-users should know about their oxidizer and identify the best available options for heat and energy recovery.
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Lattice Technology Announces XVL v10- Lightest 3D XVL Format Ever   UC San Diego and IBM Launch Center for Next-Generation Digital Media to Power Tomorrow's Virtual Worlds
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif– Lattice Technology, developers of digital manufacturing applications using the XVL® format, today announced the imminent release of its most lightweight 3D format ever. XVL v10 is a next-generation format that delivers 2 times more compression of 3D data than the previous XVL formats, along with vastly improved memory consumption and speed of viewing. Lattice Technology's XVL format, already the industry's most compressed format which also retains very high accuracy of 3D data, forms the basis for the easy sharing, reuse, simulation and testing of 3D assemblies in a sensible and productive manner no matter what the size of the data.   SAN DIEGO, CA and ARMONK, NY -: Researchers at the University of California, San Diego today announced plans for a new campus center dedicated to invent the next generation of virtual worlds, multiple player online games, and high fidelity digital cinema, using one of the world's most sophisticated computer servers -- the IBM System z mainframe. IBM provided a Shared University Research (SUR) award to help the university jump-start its new Center for Next-Generation Digital Media on the UC San Diego campus. In addition to multiple peripherals and additional support, the IBM award consists of the company's newest System z10 Enterprise Class server with the Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.)
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Phoenix Contact's Configurable Industrial PCs Provide Flexibility   National Instruments Announces New Suite of Prototyping Hardware to Lower Development Time and Costs
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. - Phoenix Contact has introduced a new line of competitively priced, configurable industrial PCs. ValueLine industrial PCs are available in a wide range of models, screen sizes and CPU choices to match the ValueLine PC to a wide variety of automation, process visualization and control applications. Select features include fanless design, large 15- or 17-inch TFT touch screens, fast Core2Duo 1.5 GHz or Celeron M1.0 GHz CPUs, up to 4 GB DDR-RAM and rugged 64 GB solid-state hard drive (SSHD) option. Dual, independent 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports make networking easy.   National Instruments announced a new suite of prototyping hardware that makes it possible for engineers and scientists to prototype industrial and embedded projects faster, reduce time to market and lower development costs. The five new NI CompactRIO reconfigurable chassis feature a Xilinx Virtex-5 field-programmable gate array (FPGA), the largest and fastest FPGA available today in NI hardware. Additionally, the new NI cRIO-9022 controller features a Freescale 533 MHz industrial real-time processor that delivers faster real-time processing for time-critical control applications.
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Siemens PLM Software Delivers Parasolid Version 21   AspenTech Announces Availability of 7.1 Release of aspenONE V7 Engineering Software
PLANO, Texas, March 3, 2009 - Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the availability of Parasolid® Version 21.0 (V21) software, the latest release of its PLM industry-leading 3D geometric modeling component software. Parasolid V21 includes numerous modeling enhancements, across a wide spectrum of functionality, which represent a significant step forward in modeling capability and productivity.   BURLINGTON, Mass.– Aspen Technology, Inc. (OTC: AZPN.PK), a leading provider of software and services to the process industries, today announced the 7.1 release of aspenONE V7 Engineering software. The updated release enhances aspenONE V7 Engineering's ability to help companies increase efficiency and productivity in the face of today's challenging economy. aspenONE V7 Engineering supports the 7 Best Practices of Engineering Excellence. These best practices are based on proven engineering work processes used by leading AspenTech customers such as BP, BASF, Dow, Fluor Corporation, KL Energy, SNC Lavalin and URS Corporation.
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GF AgieCharmilles Sponsored ‘www.Make-It-Better.us' Launches to Support US Manufacturers   Rockwell Automation Introduces FactoryTalk AssetCentre Machine Edition to Maximize Asset Investment and Minimize Downtime
www.Make-It-Better.us officially launched on March 1, offering a variety of information to support US manufacturers affected by the current economy. Sponsored by GF AgieCharmilles, the website accepts and publishes advice and data from any industry source as long as the submissions provide value and do not contain sales-oriented materials. www.Make-It-Better.com organizes information in four key categories: Machining Techniques, Training & Education, Adapt Your Business and Marketing Ideas.   MILWAUKEE, — Rockwell Automation has introduced FactoryTalk AssetCentre Machine Edition, a software tool designed to help smaller manufacturers and machine builders with a limited number of automation assets maximize their automation investment and minimize downtime. Enabled by FactoryTalk Services, FactoryTalk AssetCentre Machine Edition provides manufacturers with a centralized tool for gathering, managing and securing data on up to 25 devices, such as control systems, drives and human-machine interface devices, using a single workstation.
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Emerson's Smart Wireless Technology Enables Online Filter Monitoring to Avoid Downtime at INEOS Köln GmbH   Rohm and Haas and AIXTRON Announce Installation of VaporStation Central Delivery System
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Emerson Process Management's ‘Smart Wireless' technology is enabling INEOS to monitor filters within polyethylene pellet transportation tubes. Blockages to the filters can lead to production downtime at its plant in Cologne, Germany. The polyethylene pellets are “blown” through the transportation tubes using compressed air. The incoming air is filtered to prevent any pollution of final product. The filters become blocked over time and lose their efficiency, which in turn affects the quality of the end product.   NORTH ANDOVER, Mass., & AACHEN, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials and AIXTRON AG announced today that a VaporStation central delivery system has been installed and is now operational at the AIXTRON Applications and Demonstration Center. AIXTRON, a leading manufacturer of metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) equipment, is using the VaporStation central delivery system to deliver trimethylgallium (TMGa) to a CRIUS and a Planetary MOCVD system. More MOCVD systems are expected to be connected to the VaporStation central delivery system at its new location in Aachen, Germany.
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Felder Accelerates Design of Woodworking Machines with SolidWorks Software and 3DVIA Composer   Okuma America Corporation Selects PTC CoCreate to Design CNC Machinery for Growing American Market
CONCORD, Mass., USA,– Austrian Felder KG, a manufacturer of woodworking machines and tools, has chosen 3DVIA Composer as its documentation solution, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. announced. Felder, which has used SolidWorks 3D CAD software for seven years, is now deploying 3DVIA Composer to create and edit assembly documentation, generate exploded drawings of SolidWorks assemblies, and develop bills of material for assembly purposes. Thanks to SolidWorks and 3DVIA Composer, Felder remains competitive in a woodworking machine market facing intense price pressure.   NEEDHAM, MA. - PTC , The Product Development Company, today announced that Okuma America Corporation, the US-based affiliate of Okuma Corporation and a world leader in the development of computer numeric controls (CNC) and machining technology, has selected PTC CoCreate to design CNC machinery adaptations within their standard CNC product lines for North and South American markets. CoCreate is the explicit 3D CAD modeling and data management software that provides companies with a lightweight and flexible approach to designing products.
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Storch's New Electro-Magnetic, Power Matrix Chuck Offers Extreme Holding Force   New Parker P1/PD Pump Torque Limiter Provides Horsepower Control for Mobile and Industrial Applications
Livonia MI- Storch Magnetics introduced its new Electro-Magnetic, Power Matrix Chuck that offers up to 132 tons of holding force per square foot for all types of machining applications. Storch Magnetics is an Eclipse Magnetics authorized reseller. With extreme holding force, these chucks allow milling on five faces for high metal removal rates while eliminating vises and h-clamps for faster part setup. Because of their unique design, Power Matrix chucks offer multipoint clamping for all types of unusually designed parts including round, stepped or shaped ones. Parts can be mounted directly to the chuck's face or for odd shaped ones, steel mounting blocks can be used that allow the magnetism to flow through them for positive part holding.   MARYSVILLE, OH,– Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has introduced an optional torque limiter for 45 - 140 cc/rev model P1/PD series pumps to benefit customers who need automatic torque limiting for their mobile and industrial applications. This allows the use of smaller prime movers, resulting in more efficient use of fuel or electricity. “The torque limiter adjusts flow in the circuit to keep the prime mover from stalling under heavy loads,” said Peter Medins, marketing product manager, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Hydraulic Pump Division.
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ABB: Bringing Innovation to the World for Over 120 Years  
ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The history of ABB goes back to the late nineteenth century, and is a long and illustrious record of innovation and technological leadership in many industries. ABB operates in more than 100 countries and has offices in 87 of those countries to give its global and local customers the support they need to develop and conduct their business successfully.
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