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ABB names Ulrich Spiesshofer CEO

The Board of ABB has unanimously appointed Ulrich Spiesshofer, the head of its Discrete Automation and Motion (DM) division, as chief executive officer. He will succeed Joe Hogan in this role in an orderly transition on Sept. 15, 2013. Hogan will continue with ABB for some months as senior advisor to the Board.

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Resilient Hybrid Coupling for VFDs, Motors, Diesel Engines

The Kop-Flex MAX-C WB hybrid coupling is a new solution for managing torsional vibration in high-performance drivetrains powered by synchronous motors, variable-frequency drives, and diesel engines, or those driving reciprocating machinery or handling shock loads.

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PlantPAx Automates Procedures, Enhances Visualization

The latest release of the PlantPAx process automation system from Rockwell Automation allows companies across multiple industries to improve operator effectiveness with automated procedures, enhanced visualization and new skid-integration capabilities.

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