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Shareholders' Nomination Board's Proposals Regarding the Composition and Remuneration of Metso's Board of Directors

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 18:08

Metso's Shareholders' Nomination Board will propose to the next Annual General Meeting, to be held on April 25, 2019, that the Board of Directors should have eight members and that Mikael Lilius, Christer Gardell, Peter Carlsson, Lars Josefsson, Nina Kopola, Antti Mäkinen and Arja Talma should be re-elected. Mr. Kari Stadigh will be proposed as a new Board member.  Ozey K. Horton, Jr. is not available for re-election after having served as Metso's Board member since 2011. Mikael Lilius wi...

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Sinomach plays key role in Cambodian development

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 17:49

Bai Shaotong, deputy general manager of China National Machinery Industry Co (Sinomach) took part in a China-Cambodia business forum in Beijing on Jan 22. The forum, which aimed to promote Cambodia as an investment destination, was organized by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, the Cambodian embassy in China, and the commerce ministries of both countries. It was also attended by Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Chinese Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua and near...

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MHPS Opens “Remote Monitoring Center” in the Main Office of Its Nagasaki Works

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 17:16

MHPS' fourth monitoring facility, alongside centers in Takasago (Japan), Orlando (U.S.), and Alabang (Philippines) - ・ Strengthens solutions capabilities utilizing MHPS-TOMONI™  for steam, IGCC, GTCC, and geothermal systems Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has established a Remote Monitoring Center (RMC) in its Nagasaki Works in Nagasaki. The RMC supports operations and maintenance (O&M) for various types of power generating equipment, including steam power plants, as...

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Honda Engines Expands GX Series V-Twin Model Lineup -

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 18:10

- - • Honda i GX700/ i GXV700 and i GX800/ i GXV800 V-Twin general-purpose engines offer versatile power—expanding into larger and more demanding commercial applications for greater adaptability with excellent fuel efficiency in a compact package. - • The new engines, for sale to power equipment OEMs, expand the Honda V-Twin lineup and now are the most powerful electronic fuel-injected models offered by the Honda Power Equipment division.   - • The all-new Honda i GX700/ i GXV700 and i G...

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Wärtsilä Ship Design Chosen for State-Of-The-Art Fishing Vessel

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 20:57

The technology group Wärtsilä will provide the ship design, as well as the main engine and other propulsion equipment, for a new state-of-the-art fishing vessel. The ship will be built at the Balenciaga shipyard in Spain for Castlehill, the Fraserburgh, Scotland based owners. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in November 2018. The 69.8 metres long 'Resolute' will replace an existing trawler of the same name in the owner's fleet. When delivered in 2020, this innovative vessel will provid...

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KBRwyle Continues to Help U.S. Marines Maintain Combat Readiness Worldwide

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 20:09

KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced today that its global government services business, KBRwyle, has been awarded a $52 million, six-month contract extension by the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) to continue to provide prepositioning and logistics support services for the USMC Blount Island Command. KBRwyle has operated under this contract for almost 10 years, demonstrating the Marine Corps' trust in KBRwyle to help maintain combat readiness for U.S. troops. Under this contract, KBRwyle acquires, m...

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Komatsu First to Operate Autonomous Haulage System Over Dedicated Private LTE Network

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 18:44

Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today announced the FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) has qualified to operate on private long-term evolution (LTE) mobile broadband technology. This is the mining industry's first AHS enabled to run on private LTE in commercial operations, making way for ultra-high system availability and reliability, while adhering to Komatsu's renowned safety standards. Komatsu's FrontRunner AHS allows unmanned operation of...

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Material Analysis through Non-Destructive Testing Services Provides Options to Industry

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 17:15

In countless different industries there are times when performing material analysis requires the highest amount of sensitivity, and all other considerations are irrelevant. While a complete breakdown of a device or sample can give the most information in some circumstances, there are other times when reducing the sample to its component atoms isn't a viable option. - - All too frequently, product failures may only be present due to an interaction between components, but often it simply isn'...

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New era for emulsion homogenization: Field study shows transparent emulsion results with GEA NiSoX-Valve

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:22

Following up on GEA's presentation of this innovation at ACHEMA 2018, the results of the first field study undertaken at a customer site are being made available now prior to POWTECH 2019: “After testing in our Process Technology Center in Parma we stress-tested this technology in a real application for the first time. And we're pleased that we were even able to exceed our original laboratory results,” states Kai Becker, Head of Product Group Management Homogenization at GEA. “We have succ...

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Business opportunity via digital platform economy unlocked for the automotive industry by BearingPoint//Beyond

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 07:00

Digital technology has been making the rounds through every industry, potentially crippling businesses that don't take the opportunities that the advances have been creating, and the automotive industry is no different. Businesses with stronger stature in the industry are having to totally readjust their business model to accommodate these changes and keep ahead of the competition through the digital platform economy.  -   - Cars have come so much further than mechanical chunks of metal, the...

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Sandvik Launches Automation Upgrade Package for DD422i / DD422iE

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 22:33

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has launched an automation upgrade package for its DD422i and DD422iE underground drilling jumbos. The upgrade has been developed to deliver 24/7 underground drilling for both miners and tunnelers. The new package contains three individual options which are available for both DD422i and DD422iE and can be selected as individual enhancements or as a total solution package. Continuous 24/7 production is now seen as a pre-requisite for advanced undergroun...

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BorgWarner Presents BorgWarner Championship Trophies to 2018 Indianapolis 500 Winners Will Power and Roger Penske

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 21:45

At the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit, BorgWarner President and Chief Executive Officer Frederic Lissalde presented IndyCar Series driver Will Power with his BorgWarner Championship Driver's Trophy®. Known as the “Baby Borg,” it commemorates Power's 2018 Indianapolis 500 victory, the first ever by an Australian driver. “The Indianapolis 500 is the greatest spectacle in racing and one of the most watched races each year,” said Lissalde. “The presentation of these trophies to Wil...

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Mitsubishi Electric Develops New Gas-insulated Switchgear Technologies for Electric Power Applications

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:23

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced that it has developed two technologies for gas-insulated switchgears: an arc-cooling technology that achieves a 25 percent improvement in the interruption of electrical current in sulfur-fluoride (SF6 ) gas-insulated switchgears used in high-voltage power systems, and a high-density dielectric coating technology that improves insulation performance by 30 percent in high-voltage conductors. The two technologies will contribute to the...

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The Use of Nanomaterials in Manufacturing Present New Opportunities and Risks, Advanced MicroAnalytical Provides Answers to the Challenges They Present

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 18:55

Nanotechnology utilizing nanomaterials (also known as nanoparticles) has emerged as a rapidly growing component of modern industry and medical research. Nanomaterials come in a wide variety of compositions and shapes which make them useful in everything from consumer and medical products to energy production and aerospace. - - The size of nanomaterials are purposely designed to be extremely small, a nanometer is one billionth of a meter, and are generally defined as measuring between 1 and...

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Wärtsilä Provides Efficient and Flexible 90 MW Power Plant to Supply Electricity and District Heating for Dresden, Germany

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 16:00

The technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to deliver a combined heat and power engine power plant (CHP) to Dresden, Germany. The facility has been ordered by DREWAG, Dresden's local utility company, and will be delivered by Wärtsilä on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis. Wärtsilä will also maintain the plant under a Wärtsilä Guaranteed asset performance solution for ten years, with a five year extension option. Performance targets are determined base...

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Sulzer Helps Turn Carbon Emissions Into Biofuels at the ArcelorMittal Gent Plant

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 19:22

Sulzer Chemtech, the leader in separation and mixing technology, was appointed by ArcelorMittal to provide distillation equipment to its steel production plant in Gent, Belgium. This will help converting waste gases from the steel manufacturing process into approximately 80 million liters of bioethanol annually. While the steel industry is one of the biggest sources of carbon emissions, the world's leading integrated steel and mining company ArcelorMittal is actively engaged in the Steela...

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John Deere earns six AE50 Awards for latest agricultural innovations

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 18:39

John Deere was presented with six AE50 Awards for outstanding innovations that improve production agriculture. Each year the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recognizes 50 of the most innovative product-engineering designs in the food and agriculture industry, with its AE50 Awards, as chosen by international engineering experts. John Deere received AE50 awards for the following innovations: - - - • CommandPro ™ joystick for 6R Tractors - • Bale Mobile app...

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YORK® YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller expands capacity range

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 20:11

Extended capacity YZ chiller on display at 2019 AHR Expo Johnson Controls has extended the capacity range of its award-winning  YORK® YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller  to include chillers beyond 1,000 tons (3,516 kW), now up to 1,350 tons (4747 kW) of refrigeration. In early 2018, the YORK® YZ Chiller, the first chiller fully optimized for ultimate performance with a next generation low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant—R-1233zd(E), was launched with a capacity range of 16...

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Pat Ward to Retire as Chief Financial Officer After More Than 30 Years With Cummins; Mark Smith Named Successor

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 19:45

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced today that Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Pat Ward is retiring after 31 years and Mark Smith is succeeding him. Both moves are effective March 31, 2019.  “Pat has had an extraordinary career at Cummins,” said Cummins Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger. “He has worked in nearly every part of our company during his 31-year tenure. He has helped many business leaders, including me, figure out where the business needs improvement and what to focus on first. Pat...

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Metso celebrates groundbreaking ceremony for new valve technology center in China

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 15:48

Metso announced its decision to invest in a new greenfield valve technology center in Jiaxing, China. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new plant took place. The new technology center will start operations in spring 2020 and will serve the local and global markets. "This is an exciting day for both Metso and our valve customers in various process industries globally - we are investing in improving service and delivery capabilities for them. China is an extremely significant market for o...

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