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Hydropower station completed in Zambia

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 23:21

The 3×5MW Lusivasi Hydropower Station, a project undertaken by China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) in Zambia, was completed on Sept 14, following the construction of a 4556.83-meter-long water diversion channel. Construction of the channel started in May 2017 and the full length of the waterway was initially planned to be 4662.616 meters, according to the original design plans. It was later decided that a shorter length would be optimal....

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Logic PD's Manufacturing Facilities Earn Updated Quality Certifications

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 16:39

Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) and Product Development solutions company Logic PD has been awarded updated quality management certifications for its manufacturing plants in both Eden Prairie, Minn., and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Issued by global certification organization National Quality Assurance (NQA), the certifications recognize Logic PD's ability to produce the highest quality electronic assemblies for its customers. “Our quality team and production staff have worked hard...

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Navajo Express, a National Transportation and Trucking Company, Recognized as a Top 100 Trucker for 2018

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 21:52

Denver based carrier, Navajo Express, has been selected by Inbound Logistics as a Top 100 Trucker for 2018. Inbound Logistics' selection criteria includes aspects such as industry recognition, niche specializations, transportation services that meet shippers needs, industry presence, current clients and testimonials. The editorial staff for Inbound Logistics chose Navajo Express as an industry leader from a pool of 400+ candidates. This is the first time that Navajo Express has made t...

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Compass Electronics Group Completes Acquisition of Qualitronics, Inc.

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 21:01

Compass Electronics Group (“CEG”), a premier full-service partner for electronics design, engineering, manufacturing and support based in St. Louis, announced it has acquired Indiana-based wiring harness and cable assembly provider Qualitronics Inc. (“Qualitronics”). “Qualitronics does an outstanding job meeting the needs of its customer base, most of which have counted on Qualitronics as a key partner for a decade-plus,” said Bruce DeWitt, CEO of CEG. “We're excited to be adding Qualit...

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Caterpillar Again Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 20:26

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) has been named to the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), including both the World and North America indices. This marks the 19th  time Caterpillar has been included in the DJSI. “Caterpillar provides the solutions our customers use to build a better world,” said Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby. “A better world includes sustainable practices and products. As a core value, we are focused on embedding sustainability into the design, manufacture and deliver...

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Badger Meter Introduces Blancett Top Load Turbine Flow Meter - at Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 17:19

Badger Meter, a leading global innovator and manufacturer of flow measurement, control and communications solutions for over 100 years, is proud to announce the introduction of the Blancett® Top Load Turbine Flow Meter at the Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia in Houston, Texas. Designed to withstand the demands of the most rigorous flow measurement applications, this meter was originally intended for the secondary oil recovery market but provides an ideal solution for liquid flow measureme...

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Compass Group Equity Partners Announces Formation of Compass Electronics Group

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 16:22

Compass Group Equity Partners (“Compass Group”), a private equity firm that specializes in acquiring and building lower-to-middle-market companies, today announced the formation of a new holding company: Compass Electronics Group (“CEG”). CEG is formed with the combination of existing portfolio companies, with the expectation of additional acquisitions in the near future.  CEG's strategic goal is to create the premier full-service partner for OEMs at any stage in the product lifecycle of...

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Vale will have the first mine operating only with autonomous trucks in Brazil

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 17:45

The result of six years of research and testing, seven trucks used to transport iron ore from the mining front to the processing plant began to be part of the daily operations alongside six other traditionally operated vehicles. When the entire fleet is replaced by trucks with the new technology, in early 2019, Brucutu will be the first mine to operate autonomously in Brazil. Compared to the conventional transportation model, the autonomous operations system has a higher productivity. The...

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Gazprom and Mitsubishi address Sakhalin II project

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 17:33

A working meeting between  Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Hidenori Takaoka, Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Business Group of Mitsubishi Corporation, took place today at the 4th  Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. The meeting addressed the current status of the Sakhalin II project, discussing, inter alia, the construction of the third train of the LNG plant. The parties also considered the prospects for further cooperation. Background Mitsubi...

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Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and MHPS Sign Collaboration Framework Agreement with CHI Dalian on Manufacturing and Marketing of Rectangular SOx Scrubbers

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 01:21

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Mitsubishi Shipbuilding) and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) signed a collaboration framework agreement with COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry (Dalian) Co., Ltd. (CHI Dalian) - one of group companies of COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (CHI), a state-owned Chinese shipbuilder based in Shanghai - on manufacturing and marketing rectangular sulfur-oxide (SOx) scrubbers. The scrubber which was developed by those two MHI Group companies featur...

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Advanced MicroAnalytical Testing Laboratory Offers Comparative Analysis to Help Support Modern Manufacturing

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 20:46

Advanced MicroAnalytical provides manufacturing support to help ensure that the new products made by companies will function according to its specifications through comparative analysis. Chemical composition, grade of alloy, as well as the workmanship used in the assembly or construction can have a significant impact on the final product. In certain critical applications, the combination of bulk properties and overall configuration of materials that are used in engineering or manufacturin...

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Scania restarts production and sales of V8s

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 20:29

“This is probably the worst disruption that has hit our company in many decades when it comes to supply disturbances,” says Alexander Vlaskamp, Senior Vice President, Head of Scania Trucks. “I really would like to thank our customers for the great patience and understanding they have been showing during this dire situation. We at Scania are now doing everything in our power to reinstate a normal situation and deliver V8 trucks and engines worldwide as soon as possible.” Scania has now sec...

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CMEC chairman visits the Congo

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 20:14

Zhang Chun (left), chairman of CMEC, shakes hands with Jean Jacques Bouya (right), the Democratic Republic of Congo's minister of territorial management, equipment and major projects in Brazzaville, the capital of Congo, on August 1. [Photo/cmec.com] Zhang Chun, chairman of China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), recently paid a visit to Jean Jacques Bouya, the Democratic Republic of Congo's minister of territorial management, equipment and major projects in Brazzaville, the count...

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Sumitomo Electric Exhibits at CIGRE 2018 Technical Exhibition

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 19:50

CIGRE is an international power systems conference held every two years in Paris, France, where electricity industry representatives from around the world gather. Sumitomo Electric will present its environmental energy-related products and new energy solutions, such as ultra-high-voltage DC submarine cables for international power transmission, offshore wind cables, overhead conductors, superconducting wires, and redox flow batteries. To mark our participation in this exhibition, we will...

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MHI Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration to Launch 2018 “roomist“ Humidifier Lineup into Domestic Market, Again with Models Available Exclusively through amazon.co.jp

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 19:32

- Water level window and display brightness control newly added to 350ml/h fan-powered steam model - Sequential operation of hybrid evaporative warm-mist units with Mitsubishi room air-conditioners expanded to high-performance models Starting September 1, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Corporation, a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), will progressively launch its 2018 lineup of "roomist" humidifiers for the Japanese market. The line...

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GE's fuel-efficient 6F gas turbine to contribute in doubling HPCL's Vizag refinery capacity

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 19:26

GE Power (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has been selected by BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited) for the supply of one 6F.03 gas turbine and a generator for installation at HPCL's (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited) refinery at Vizag (Visakhapatnam) in India. The order, worth INR 220 crores, is part of the capacity expansion plan of HPCL refinery from the current 8.33 MMTPA to 15 MMTPA. The gas turbine will generate close to 60 megawatts (MW) of power to run the plant operati...

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California Companies Advised of Improper Eyewash Station Maintenance Resulting in Microbial Exposure Risks

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 14:21

Thousands of people are blinded each year from work-related eye injuries. These injuries cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses and worker compensation according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). In California, Cal/OSHA requires the presence of emergency eyewash stations in various circumstances to allow workers to wash away chemicals, biological agents and other substances to help mitigate eye injuries. These eyewash statio...

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John Deere Reveals Industry's First Fully Integrated, Mastless Grade Control Motor Graders

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 16:34

Road building and site development contractors can now reap the benefits of  John Deere  SmartGrade™ in the highly successful  G-Series motor grader line. SmartGrade technology delivers the first-of-its-kind mastless Topcon 3D integrated grade control as a factory option on new machines and field kit for equipment already on the job. The system is fully incorporated into the machine's structures and software, delivering precise grading performance while eliminating vulnerable masts and cab...

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Manufactured Assemblies Corporation and Logic PD Together Expand Suite of Capabilities

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:49

Cable & wire harness and box build/kiosk assembly experts Manufactured Assemblies Corporation (MAC) announced today that it has expanded its offering to provide advanced product design & engineering capabilities and electronics manufacturing services (EMS) through its new partnership with Minnesota-based Logic PD. -   - “Our relationship with Logic PD really opens up the possibility for both companies to build deeper, more beneficial relationships with our customers,” said Bradley J. Nime...

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Most wear-resistant metal alloy in the world engineered at Sandia National Laboratories

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:16

If you're ever unlucky enough to have a car with metal tires, you might consider a set made from a new alloy engineered at Sandia National Laboratories. You could skid — not drive, skid — around the Earth's equator 500 times before wearing out the tread. Sandia's materials science team has engineered a platinum-gold alloy believed to be the most wear-resistant metal in the world. It's 100 times more durable than high-strength steel, making it the first alloy, or combination of metals, in...

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