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Nestlé Waters' Cabazon Plant Installs Third Wind Turbine

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 19:28

Today, Nestlé Waters North America announced the installation and operation commencement of a third wind turbine at its water bottling facility in Cabazon, California. This week also marks the sixth anniversary of the groundbreaking of the facility's first two wind turbines in 2012.The three turbines combined have a rated capacity of approximately 22 million kilowatt hours a year, and are expected to supply nearly 50 percent of the plant's total electricity needs, while offsetting 18,048 t...

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Metso receives favorable court decision in China on infringement of IP rights

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 18:41

Metso has received a favorable decision by the Shanghai Pudong New Area People's Court's in China that fully supports Metso's claims against Shenyang Sanland Mining Equipment Manufacture Co. and Shenyang Sanland Crusher and Grinder Equipment Manufacture Co. Ltd. for infringement of Metso's intellectual property rights. The court ordered the two companies to immediately cease their infringement, which constituted of production and marketing of imitations of Metso's equipment and parts. The...

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FDT IIoT Server Standard to Empower Platform Independent Deployment

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 23:37

FDT Group, an independent, international, not-for-profit standards association supporting the evolution of FDT® technology (IEC 62453), today announced that its Board of Directors voted unanimously to empower the emerging FDT IIoT Server™ (FITS™ ) architecture with full platform independence. This principled decision strengthens the FITS architecture to support the diverse array of operating systems to meet industry-driven demands. In addition to platform independence, key features of t...

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ABB wins $40 million order for eco-efficient substation in Germany

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 19:13

ABB has won an order of around $40 million from German transmission grid operator TransnetBW to upgrade a high-voltage substation in Obermooweiler, in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. As an integral part of the upgrade, ABB will install the world's first 380-kilovolt (kV) gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) which uses an environmentally friendly alternative gas mixture to the industry standard SF6.  Substations enable the efficient and reliable transmission and distribution of electrici...

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Protecting California's Workers from Exposure Risks to Cobalt and other Potentially Hazardous Chemical Elements

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 17:12

In 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the 14th  Report on Carcinogens (RoC) prepared by the National Toxicology Program (NTP). Added to that edition were cobalt and some cobalt compounds which were listed as “reasonably anticipated to be a known carcinogen.” - Cobalt is a naturally occurring metallic element that can be present in different forms. It is mixed with other metals to make cemented carbides, bonded diamonds and alloys that can be used to make durab...

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Navajo Express Honored with the U.S. EPA 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 16:56

Navajo Express, a nationwide shipping and trucking company, was one a 40 carriers recently awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2018 SmartWay® Excellence Award. Award recipients are considered true industry leaders in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. - “We are honored to be a SmartWay Excellence Award recipient as Navajo takes pride in our passion and creativity for environmentally considerate shipping solutions,” states Don Digby Jr., pr...

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The extended Metso valve solution portfolio caters to the needs of existing and new customer industries

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 19:26

Metso is extending its valve solution portfolio to address a wider scope of customer needs in flow control. Following the acquisition of the valve automation division of India-based Rotex Manufacturers and Engineers Private Limited (RMEPL), a range of valves, actuators, limit switches and pneumatics are included to Metso's existing offering, opening opportunities in new applications and industries. "With these solutions, we offer an even more comprehensive portfolio to cater to the wide v...

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EMSL Analytical, Inc. is hosting a Free Mold, Indoor Air Quality and Industrial Hygiene Sampling Workshop in Orlando, Florida

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 19:06

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is hosting a free Mold, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Industrial Hygiene (IH) Sampling Workshop on Thursday, November 29th  in Orlando, Florida. This one-day workshop will begin with registration at 8:30 AM followed by training from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. - This workshop will benefit Florida Mold Service Professionals, environmental consultants, general contractors, cleaning and maintenance professionals, restoration professionals, property managers, facility managers, i...

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Engineering Support through Material and Forensic Science Laboratory Services

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 15:32

With today's rapidly increasing pace of design and production in the high tech manufacturing world, engineers are ever more frequently being called upon to assist with all stages of the design, prototyping and manufacturing cycle. Where traditionally engineers were often single discipline designers, in a modern work flow it's quite common for engineers to switch roles between electrical and mechanical, perform manufacturing engineering support, or have to provide rapid redesign in response...

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Yaskawa Names Delta T Equipment as HVAC Channel Partner in Houston Market

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 06:00

Paul McCarver, CEO and founder of Delta T Equipment, recently announced that the Houston-based HVAC distributorship has entered into an agreement with equipment manufacturer Yaskawa to sell their products to the South Texas commercial HVAC market. Serving the commercial HVAC and plumbing markets, Delta T Equipment markets a broad array of high-quality products and offers premier solutions for consulting engineers, building owners and mechanical contractors. Yaskawa is the world's larges...

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Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Holds Christening Ceremony for "LNG JUNO," - Next-Generation LNG Carrier -

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 19:03

LNG carrying capacity and fuel performance significantly improved through enhanced hull structure and hybrid propulsion system ・ LNG total tank holding capacity of 180,000m³, largest within Sayaringo series Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Yokohama, held a christening ceremony today for a next-generation LNG (liquefied natural gas) carrier under construction for MOG-X LNG Shipholding S.A., a wholly owned subsidi...

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Cycle times reduced by up to 70 percent by injection molding of amorphous metals

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 21:14

The injection molding machine manufacturer Engel Austria and the technology company Heraeus are combining their expertise in the production and processing of amorphous metals. Under the name of Amloy, Heraeus has developed a range of new, amorphous metal alloys. Engel is providing the injection molding machine with which to process them. Cycle times reduced by up to 70 percent and the fully automated large series production of finished products with until now incompatible characteristics...

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Continental installs first machines in Taraxagum Lab Anklam research laboratory

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 20:32

Work on completing the test facilities is going ahead at the Taraxagum Lab Anklam. The first machines that will be used to extract rubber from dandelion roots were installed just a few days ago. “We are well on schedule,” says site manager Dr. Carsten Venz. “At first we were worried that the long winter would put a few obstacles in our way, but now things are progressing quickly.” The aim is to use the first plant to obtain rubber from the dandelion roots from late fall. The extraction un...

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Caterpillar Reports Third-Quarter 2018 Results

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 19:50

- - • Third-quarter sales and revenues up 18 percent - • Best third-quarter profit per share in company history - • Contributed $1 billion to pension plans; repurchased $750 million of shares; paid $511 million in dividends - • Profit per share outlook $10.65 to $11.65; maintained adjusted profit per share outlook at $11.00 to $12.00 - - - Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced third-quarter 2018 sales and revenues of $13.5 billion, compared with $11.4 billion in the third quarter of 2...

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Voith Paper Webshop: More than 60 companies worldwide already using the 24/7 online ordering platform

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 13:17

- - • Ordering process made simple by precisely customized access for each paper manufacturer - • Accelerated order processing through direct linking to customers' ERP systems - • Real-time availability data enable round-the-clock transparency - - - Since the start-up of the Voith Paper Webshop in early 2017, the number of users has been continuously rising. More than 60 companies worldwide are already ordering spare and wear parts for paper machines via the online platform. Personal...

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Material Testing and Destructive Physical Analysis Provides Industry with Answers

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:55

During manufacturing, each step or process that a device or product goes through typically increases its value and function, but there is also the potential to introduce issues from improper assembly, inadequate or contaminated materials, or processing challenges. - - With the increasing number of contract manufacturing arrangements, foreign outsourcing of parts, and shrinking tolerances in final products, the number of ways in which a small variation in assembling methodology or quality ca...

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GEA Grasso V HP – New reciprocating compressor models for NH3 heat pump solutions

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:48

This solution covers most of all heat pump applications in the food industry for processing and cleaning and already won this year's RAC Cooling Industry Award in the category Building Energy Project. The new compressor models are based on the currently available GEA Grasso V design and cover a swept volume range from 290 to 580 m³/h at 1,500 rpm. External oil pump guarantees continuous oil flow for maximum reliability GEA Grasso V series stands for reduced total cost of ownership (TCO...

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Automated Packaging Systems Introduces 24-Inch Wide, High Loft - AirPouch® FastWrap™ Protective Packaging Material -

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 05:51

Automated Packaging Systems, the world leader in high-reliability bagging systems, has introduced a new AirPouch® FastWrap™ cushioning wrap that is high loft and 24 inches wide. This new, extra wide version of inflate-on-demand protective packaging material is ideal for large products shipping in large boxes, where both protection and void-fill is important. -   - AirPouch FastWrap features a patented honeycomb pattern that supports multi-directional wrapping for optimal protection. The 1....

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Automated Packaging Systems Introduces a New Line of Thermal Transfer Printers

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 05:23

Automated Packaging Systems, the world leader in high-reliability bagging systems, has introduced two new printers to complement its new line of Autobag® baggers. The new AutoLabel 500™ and AutoLabel 600™ Thermal Transfer Printers are specifically designed for fast and accurate inline printing, improving productivity by eliminating the need for a separating labeling operation. -   - AutoLabel printers apply labels up to 4 inches wide x 20 inches long directly on the bag. They support both...

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Automated Packaging Systems Introduces a New Line of Wide Bag Packaging Systems -

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 04:52

Automated Packaging Systems, the world leader in high-reliability bagging systems, has introduced two new Autobag® bag packaging systems with advanced engineering technology for flexibility and efficiency in large bag applications. The new Autobag® 600™ and Autobag® 650™ Wide Bagging Systems will accommodate a range of Autobag® bags-on-a-roll and bags-in-a-box material up to 16 inches wide by 27 inches long. -   - The Autobag 600 is a semi-automatic filling and sealing machine designed...

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