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Continental Tightens the Screw on Fuel Evaporation

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 17:45

Gasoline fuel is not only highly combustible, it also evaporates easily. The fumes – which contain benzene – pose a health hazard when inhaled and in combination with sunlight and exhaust gases they can cause photochemical smog which is a concern in large cities. This is why modern gasoline cars have a system onboard to minimize hydrocarbon emissions. A canister filled with activated carbon is used to collect all fumes from the tank. Of course the canister with the cumulated hydrocarbon (H...

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Deere Announces Third-Quarter Earnings of $642 Million

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 17:28

Net income attributable to Deere & Company was $641.8 million, or $1.97 per share, for the third quarter ended July 30, 2017, compared with $488.8 million, or $1.55 per share, for the quarter ended July 31, 2016. For the first nine months of fiscal 2017, net income attributable to Deere & Company was $1.649 billion, or $5.11 per share, compared with $1.239 billion, or $3.91 per share, for the same period last year. Worldwide net sales and revenues increased 16 percent, to $7.808 billion,...

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Potential Worker Exposures to Mercury and Asbestos Results in OSHA Complaint

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 14:51

This summer, multiple media outlets reported about a worker who tested positive for elevated levels of mercury after working on a project at a New Hampshire power generating facility. The employee has filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) claiming workers were not adequately protected, as they were exposed to materials containing mercury and asbestos.  Asbestos is a mineral fiber that was added to thousands of products in the past to strengthen th...

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Statement on the Global 7000 Aircraft Flight Test Program

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:59

Safety is our top priority. Our test pilots, following an occurrence this week, followed standard procedures and returned to base uneventfully. The Global 7000 aircraft program's flight test vehicles (FTV) continue to perform certification testing activities on schedule. Global 7000 aircraft have made consistent progress this year with FTV4 and FTV5 on track to join flight testing shortly and GE's Passport engine received its Federal Aviation Association (FAA) type certification in e...

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Honda Marine Debuts New Outboard Jet Models

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 21:59

- - • New Honda 40 Jet, 65 Jet and 105 Jet models expand the range of Honda outboard motors, offering boaters additional choices for more marine applications - • Jet drives offer maximum flexibility in shallow waters, maneuvering around or over obstructions that would limit a prop-driven outboard - • New jet drive models feature the same dependable, quiet and fuel efficient operation as the hallmark Honda prop-driven models, with the added benefit of jet propulsion - • The new motors are full...

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NASA Successfully Launches Latest Communications Satellite

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 21:36

NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M), which is the third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites, has successfully been placed into orbit following separation from an United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. TDRS-M launched Friday at 8:29 a.m. EDT from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Ground controllers report the satellite is in good health at the start of a four-month checkout in space by its manufacturer, Boeing. NASA will c...

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Bombardier's Chinese Joint Venture to Provide Propulsion and Control Equipment for Chengdu and Chongqing

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:00

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced that its Chinese joint venture Bombardier NUG Propulsion System Co. Ltd. (BNP) has signed two contracts with the Chinese New United Group (NUG) to provide BOMBADIER MITRAC propulsion and control equipment for Chengdu Metro Line 6 and Chongqing Metro Line 4 projects respectively. Together, the two contracts are valued at approximately 531 million CNY ($79 million US, 68 million euro), with Bombardier Transportation's direct shar...

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Airbus successfully tests Dispenser Structure for GRACE-FO satellites

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:30

Airbus successfully tests the dispenser structure that will hold the twin satellites GRACE-FO (GRACE = Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, FO= Follow-On) during their launch. Once the satellites are integrated in place, the assembly to the launcher or fit check test is carried out. This test is used to demonstrate the mechanical and electrical compatibility between the satellites, the dispenser, and the launcher. Airbus (Friedrichshafen / Germany) is developing and manufacturing the G...

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OSHA to Begin Final Rule Enforcement Actions Soon to Protect Construction Workers from Respirable Crystalline Silica

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 14:45

On September 23[sup]rd[/sup], the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is scheduled to begin enforcement actions for the new respirable crystalline silica standard for construction. According to the agency, this final rule was issued to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to this known respirable hazard. Crystalline silica is a common mineral found in many naturally occ...

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Hand In Hand With Shantui Group HBIS Hansteel Developing High End Special Steel

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 20:31

After nine months of continuing efforts, HBIS Hansteel has recently received the Shantui Group Supplier Certificate in order to deliver special steel to manufacture high end bulldozers. The is the first time that HBIS Hansteel high quality special steel being adopted to manufacturer tracks of engineering equipment. Its efforts of obtaining the certificate has been the shortest among its contenders.The Shantui Certificate also could help HBIS to expand its cooperation with Sany Group and ot...

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50 years of Bosch electric fuel pumps

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:20

- - • Bosch electric fuel pumps reliably supply injection systems of gasoline and diesel engines with fuel - • Wide OE product range and efficient maintenance - • Continuous further development of fuel pumps into smaller, more robust, more powerful and more efficient fuel pumps - - - Concomitant with the world's first electronic manifold-pressure-controlled gasoline injection system – Bosch D-Jetronic – launched in 1967, the newly developed electric gasoline pump was first used as well. Acc...

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New FDT Group Members to Help Advance Connected World of Industrial Automation

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 05:03

Toky Electrical Co. Ltd., a major supplier of electrical meters and controllers, and Westlock Controls, a developer of advanced solutions for networking, monitoring and controlling process valves, are the latest companies to join FDT Group. This independent, international, not-for-profit industry association consists of leading companies and organizations active in industrial automation and manufacturing. Its major purpose is to provide an open standard for enterprise-wide network and asse...

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NASA Awards Contract to Extend Operations of Research, Development Center

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:58

NASA has awarded a contract to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California, to extend operations of the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), also in Pasadena, through Sept. 30, 2018. This contract extends the agreement between Caltech and NASA for management of JPL beyond its current expiration date of Sept. 30, and has a maximum value of $2.5 billion. Work on the cost plus fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract begins Oct. 1. The pu...

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NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:02

Experiments seeking a better understanding of Parkinson's disease and the origin of cosmic rays are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following today's 12:31 p.m. EDT launch. Carrying more than 6,400 pounds of research equipment, cargo and supplies, the spacecraft lifted off on a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the company's 12th commercial resupply mission. It will arrive at the space...

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Former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte to Join Caterpillar Board of Directors

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 19:26

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced its board of directors has elected Kelly Ayotte as a member effective immediately. Ayotte, 49, is a former U.S. senator representing New Hampshire (2011-2017). She served as New Hampshire's first female attorney general (2004-2009) and, prior to that, she was deputy attorney general and chief of the Homicide Prosecution Unit in New Hampshire.  “During her career as a public servant, Kelly has distinguished herself and has been widely recognized...

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Nissan dives into human-powered mobility partnering with Red Bull Flugtag Nashville

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 17:48

Nissan announced it has been named the exclusive automotive partner of the Red Bull Flugtag Nashville, which will be held September 23, 2017, in Nashville's Riverfront Park on the banks of the Cumberland River. The all-new 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport is designated as the official vehicle of the event and will be used onsite, along with other Nissan vehicles. Nissan's engagement at Flugtag – which means "flying day" in German – also includes vehicle displays and consumer activities to engage t...

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&Y01 Wins First “Red Dot Award: Design Concept” Further Leading Global Design Competiti

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:23

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (hereafter “Yamaha Motor”) and Yamaha Corporation (hereafter “Yamaha”) are proud to announce that the &Y01 electrically power-assisted wheelchair that performs music designed in collaboration by the two companies has received the internationally-prestigious “Red Dot Award: Design Concept.” - In addition to marking the third design award received by the &Y01 - following on from the “Good Design Award 2016” and “iF Design Award 2017” - this is the first receipt of the “...

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57 multiple-unit regional trains from Siemens for Deutsche Bahn

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 13:01

Siemens will deliver 57 Mireo trainsets to DB Regio AG, the local transport arm of Deutsche Bahn. Following the product's launch in the summer of 2016, this is the second order for Siemens' new regional and commuter train platform. The Mireos will serve the Rhine-Neckar S-Bahn (regional suburban rail network). The trains will be built at the company's factory in Krefeld, Germany. In Germany alone by 2030, around six to ten million people who live in urban areas will travel by rail daily....

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Sunshield Layers Fully Integrated on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:44

Designed by Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, California, the sunshield layers work together to reduce the temperatures between the hot and cold sides of the observatory by approximately 570 degrees Fahrenheit. Each successive layer of the sunshield, which is made of Kapton, is cooler than the one below. “This is a huge milestone for the Webb telescope as we prepare for launch,” said Jim Flynn, Webb sunshield manager, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. “The groundbreak...

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Mazda Announces Long-Term Vision for Technology Development, 'Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030'

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:06

Mazda Motor Corporation today announced “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030,” a new long-term vision for technology development that looks ahead to the year 2030. As part of the new technology to achieve this vision, the company disclosed plans to introduce a next-generation engine called SKYACTIV-X in 2019. SKYACTIV-X will be the world's first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition.1 Under the original “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom” vision announced in 2007, the company has striven to o...

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