ABB World Twitter Update 3

Here's the link to Walt's pix from ABB World. More to come.

ABB World Twitter Update 2

10:21 a.m. #APW10 Terwiesch gives a major tech update. I will post on Soundoff soon.

#APW10 Twitter Update 1

9:41 a.m. #APW10 Santacana announces intent to build new $90 m high voltage cable factory in USA. Site select by Q3 and online by 2012.

Walt Tweets from ABB World

Walt Boyes is down in Houston attending ABB World. He's a great social media guy, but hasn't yet figured out how to blog and Twitter at the same time. (Come on, Walt. Time to work on your multi-tasking skills!) So we're reproducing here Walt's tweets from the opening day.

Live from ABB Automation and Power World 2010-- #APW10 #pauto

In Houston for the 2010 edition of ABB's Automation and Power World-- the ABB user group conference. We're producing the electronic show daily for the conference, as we often do. At the same time, I'm trying to get a magazine done a week early so I can go to China...

ABB releases Q1 financial data-- slow improvement #pauto

Some bad news, some good news, some neutral news, but overall, the economic picture seems to be improving. Here's the release, full-text:

HART Foundation Press Conference at Hanover Fair Cancelled -- here's what would have happened...#pauto

Thanks to the Icelandic volcano with the incredibly difficult to pronounce name (Eyjafjallajokull, pronounced like this), the normal HART Communication Foundation press conference at Hanover Fair has been cancelled.

Flowmeterus Biggius! ABB installs two 90-inch magmeters in Columbus Ohio-- #pauto

Back in the 1970s, the only magnetic flowmeter company that could make flowmeters larger than 36 inches (914 mm) diameter was Ludwig Krohne AG. They private labeled large flowmeter primaries to a lot of companies. Now that's changed. Here's a nice big magmeter!

First WirelessHART sensor powered by energy scavenging #pauto

Industrial Wireless Temperature Transmitter Powered by Heat

Ya gotta admit this is cool...ABB controls WETA supercomputer #pauto

[img_assist|nid=3381|title=ABB+WETA|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=422|height=320]WETA, the digital imaging powerhouse responsible for the special effects on the "Lord of the Rings" and most other major CGI-enabled flicks over the past fifteen years, runs what is certainly the largest data center in New Zealand, and one of the largest supercomputer data centers in the entire world.