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Saturday, March 17, 2018

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BWMS with Automatic Filter Receives USCG Certificate


Technology enterprise Boll & Kirch said one of its product innovations, the Bollfilter Automatic Type 6.18.3, recently helped SunRui Marine Environment Engineering, based in Qingdao, China, qualify for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) certificate. Since the beginning of 2016, ballast water management systems (BWMS) of ships discharging ballast water at American ports have had to comply with special USCG regulations. SunRui's BalClor BWMS system, which relies on Boll & Kirch's innovative ballast water filtration technology, has now been certified by the authority.

Kalmar Promotes New Range of Reachstackers in Latin American

Photo: Cargotec

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, launches a new range of equipment designed to offer customers in the Latin American market a value-based choice of the high quality, reliable equipment that Kalmar is known for. Based on Kalmar's proven G-generation platform, the Essential range includes reachstackers, empty container handlers and forklifts. The range will be introduced for customers in the region during the Intermodal South America conference in São Paulo, Brazil on 13-15 March 2018.

The Switch to Be Acquired by Yaskawa

Image courtesy of The Switch

Yaskawa Electric Corporation, a company in motion control and robotics, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire The Switch, a supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator and full-power converter packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications. The estimated schedule for closing the deal is within a few weeks. The Switch brand will continue as its own entity for selected markets and applications. The Japan-based Yaskawa System Engineering Division has been focusing on growing its market share in renewable…

Ward Leonard Acquires Mawdsley’s Motors

Ward Leonard Electric Company, a high-performance electronics engineering and manufacturing company, has completed its acquisition of Mawdsley’s Motors of Waterwells, England. in specialty motors for military and heavy industrial applications. motors for the petrochemical industry and specialty industrial markets. Jon Carter, President of Ward Leonard. Ward Leonard is a leading provider of electric motors and control systems for the U.S. Navy and specialized industrial applications.

Laborde, Diesel Power Equipment Team Up

Laborde Products teams up with Diesel Power Equipment, LLC, a sister company to Diesel Propulsion Company, a longtime Laborde marine dealer.  Diesel Power Equipment, LLC will support Diesel America, Mitsubishi and Yanmar products in industrial applications in the Southwest. Diesel Power Equipment is locally owned and has over 30 years experience in the industrial diesel engine field.  The company provides diesel engine repairs and preventative maintenance, supplies spare parts and offers on-site service and warranties on their sold products. (

Peerless, Danfoss Launch Online Store

Photo: Peerless/Danfoss

Peerless Electronics, a stocking distributor for Danfoss Industrial Automation, is announced the opening of the Peerless/Danfoss Online Store. Danfoss is a manufacturer of high efficiency industrial valves for industrial steam, air, water and Biomass applications. In addition to the diversified valve product lines, the Peerless website also offers a full range of Danfoss Pressure Switches for Industrial applications, Pressure Transducers & Sensors and Temperature Sensors. In addition to these Industrial products…

ACH Wins Preferred Supplier Award

ACH Foam Technologies, manufacturer of EPS products for construction, geotechnical, packaging, and industrial applications, won Mercury Marines’ 2008 Preferred Supplier Award. The award is based on quality, delivery, customer service and cost management. ACH Foam Technologies provides lost foam foundry patterns and expanded polystyrene packaging for Mercury Marine’s boat engines.

L-3 Contract to Manufacture Siemens Transformers

L-3 Power Paragon announced that its Power Magnetics division has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by Siemens Industry, Inc. The contract calls for L-3 to manufacture an undisclosed number of Siemens’ 17-megawatt Perfect Harmony Medium Voltage Converter Transformers, which Siemens will use for a large pipeline project in Asia. L-3 Power Paragon engineers, develops, manufactures and integrates power conversion and distribution systems for defense, government and advanced industrial applications.

Meltric Introduces High Amperage Plug and Receptacle

The Meltric DR400 High Amperage plug and receptacle has exclusive performance features, including solid silver-nickel contacts that provide excellent corrosion resistance, butt-style contact technology that maintains optimal contact pressure and superior conductivity and a unique safety shutter that shields users from accidental access to live parts.

The DR400 high amperage plug and receptacle is a safe, compact, and easy-to-use connector in power distribution, shore power, generators and other heavy industrial applications up to 400A. Meltric Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial connectors, introduced the DR400 high amperage plug/receptacle, which extends its DR Series line of standard-duty plugs and receptacles to 400A/480VAC (350A/600VAC). According to the manufacturer, the UL-listed DR400 is a safe, compact and easy-to-use…

Corvus Implements Greenlight Battery Testing Solution

Corvus Energy Implements Greenlight Innovation’s Sophisticated Battery Test Equipment. Greenlight Innovation’s End-of-the-Line Test System to Verify Lithium Polymer Battery Performance. Corvus Energy Ltd., a leading lithium-polymer battery pack integrator, announced today that it has selected Greenlight Innovation’s sophisticated and reliable battery test equipment to verify the performance of its 6.5 kWh battery modules at multiple manufacturing sites. Corvus Energy manufactures and integrates energy solutions for commercial and industrial applications, ranging from airport ground handling equipment to truck APUs, marine hybrid, and heavy industrial applications.

Vigor Renames Fabrication and Alaska Operations

Vigor Alaska

Vigor Industrial announced today that it has renamed two of the company’s subsidiaries. U.S. Fab, Vigor’s fabrication and shipbuilding subsidiary, is now Vigor Fab. Alaska Ship and Drydock, which operates the Ketchikan shipyard in Alaska, is now Vigor Alaska. “It’s about better serving our customers,” explained Frank Foti, president and CEO of Vigor Industrial. •Vigor Shipyards, which provides repair, maintenance and modernization services to the U.S. The changes apply to the names only and do not alter the operating structures of either subsidiary. The new names go into effect immediately.

Volvo Acquires a Quarter Holding in Deutz

AB Volvo finalizes acquisition of shares in Deutz AG to increase its shareholding in Deutz AG from 6.7% to just over 25%. In total, AB Volvo has acquired 22,117,693 shares from Same Deutz-Fahr Group for an amount of EUR 130 million. The transaction makes AB Volvo the largest shareholder in Deutz AG. Deutz AG has been a strategic supplier of medium duty engines to the Volvo Group for more than a decade. Earlier this year, AB Volvo and Deutz AG signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with the intention to explore the potential to extend the companies’ long-term cooperation through joint development of the next generation of medium-duty engines for off-road applications.

Analytic Systems Lowers Battery Charger Prices

Analytic Systems has released new lower 2011 pricing for industrial application AC source battery chargers, AC/DC power supplies, DC/AC PureSine and Quasi-Sine inverters. Analytic Systems provides high performance power conversion products to a variety of industrial users like the commercial marine, utility vehicle, mining, bus and rail, oil and gas, telecom, alternative energy, etc due to their high reliability and rugged designs. Analytic Systems is looking to bring on new resellers…

Trelleborg Acquires Smiths Precision Seal Business

Trelleborg, based in Sweden, completed the acquisition of Smiths precision seal business on October 1, 2003. Regulatory authorities, including regulatory agencies of the European Union and the United States, granted the necessary approvals. Smiths precision seal business is comprised of several companies operating under the umbrella of Polymer Sealing Solutions group (PSS). PSS develops, manufactures and markets security-critical polymer-based precision seals and systems. PSS operates primarily within four market segments: industrial applications (Busak+Shamban), the automotive industry (Dowty Auto), the aerospace industry (Shamban) and pipe seals (Forsheda). PSS is among the three market leaders in Europe or the US in all four of these segments.

Base Plate Cooled DC-DC Brick Converters

Photo: Power Sources Unlimited

Power Sources Unlimited announced its portfolio of base-plate cooled DC-DC power supplies that are capable of providing up to 700W without the need for fan cooling or forced airflow for the unit to operate at full power. Housed in rugged industry standard quarter, half and full brick packages, units feature 2:1 or 4:1 wide input voltage ranges, high-efficiency, over-current and short circuit protection, over-voltage and over temperature protection, output voltage adjust and remote on/off. Options include heat sinks, mounting kits, thermal pads and EMC chokes.

New Management at VULKAN

The Herne-based company VULKAN Kupplungs- und Getriebebau Bernhard Hackforth GmbH & Co. KG announced it has been under new management since March 2016. Under the new management scheme, Dr. Achim Brodde and Dipl. Ing. Dieter Klitzke will work together to steer the fortunes of the global coupling manufacturer. Dr. Brodde, who has also been Managing Director of VULKAN Lokring Rohrverbindungen since 2007, is taking on responsibility for the fields of Production, Quality Management and Engineering & Application. Klitzke will head up the business area VULKAN Couplings and is therefore also responsible for global sales activities in the field of maritime drive technology and energy generation. The new management duo is replacing Dr.

Magellan Corp. and Marine Electronics Leader Lowrance Electronics Inc. to Merge

Lowrance Electronics Inc. of Tulsa, Okla., will be merged into California-based Magellan Corp., a leading satellite access products company, as a result of a merger agreement among those companies and Magellan's parent company Orbital Sciences Corp. The transaction will create a nearly $150 million, satellite-based, consumer and recreational electronics business under the Magellan banner, according to David W. Thompson, Magellan chairman and Orbital president and CEO. "Lowrance is a leading-edge technology company whose technical know-how in GPS and sonar can be applied to emerging commercial and industrial applications and integrated with other Magellan technologies such as GPS satellite navigation and ORBCOMM satellite data communications," said John Huyett, Magellan president and CEO.

O’ Day Promoted at Ward Leonard

James W. O’Day has been promoted to vice president, marketing for Ward Leonard Electric Co., the high-performance electronics engineering and manufacturing company in Thomaston, Conn. “Jim’s promotion reflects his achievements as well as the growth trajectory that Ward Leonard is on,” said President Jon Carter. During his tenure, O’Day has overseen expansion of marketing and sales efforts into new market segments, has led development of strategic partnerships with U.S. military organizations and has overseen expansion of the sales organization. O’Day has been at Ward Leonard since 2001 as director of marketing and sales. Previously he worked at Cooper Wiring Devices and Eagle Electric, both in Long Island City, N.Y.

Greatbatch Acquires IntelliSensing

Greatbatch, Inc. (NYSE:GB) announced that its subsidiary, Electrochem Commercial Power, has acquired substantially all of the assets of IntelliSensing LLC for approximately $3.9m in cash. IntelliSensing, established in 2005 and based in Orchard Park, New York, designs and manufactures wireless sensor solutions that measure temperature, pressure, flow and other critical data. IntelliSensing's products, powered by lithium batteries, are designed to operate in environments where wired sensors are undesirable or impractical. IntelliSensing's portfolio will extend Electrochem's product portfolio in existing markets to offer complete technology solutions that enable customers to manage their processes more effectively…

TH200 Humidity & Temperature Transmitter

The new TH200 Humidity & Temperature Transmitter can be used to measure relative and absolute humidity, dew point, wet and dry temperature, and enthalpy. It is ideal for pharmaceutical & many industrial applications.

E Instruments International Introduces TH300

TH300 Humidity & Temperature Transmitter is ideal for many industrial applications. The TH300 is a highly sensitive and accurate instrument that includes functions for relative & absolute humidity, dew point, wet & dry temperature, and enthalpy.

E Instruments High Range Differential Manometer

The MP105 is a highly sensitive and accurate instrument.

The new MP105 is a compact, rugged & VERY easy-to-use manometer ideal for many industrial applications. The MP105 is a highly sensitive and accurate instrument. In addition to pressure measurements, more advanced features of this versatile and innovative tool include leak test procedures and air velocity with density compensation. The Large Ice Blue backlit LCD display is easy to read in either light or dark environments. Accuracy of ± (1% rdg.

Ingemanson New President of Volvo Penta

Björn Ingemanson, 53, has been appointed new President of Volvo Penta. Ingemanson is currently President of Volvo Trucks’ International Division and will assume his new position on April 1, 2012, when he will succeed the current President Göran Gummeson, who will retire next year. Ingemanson has a long history at the Volvo Group and his past positions include CFO of Volvo Trucks and European head of the Group’s customer financing company, Volvo Financial Services. Volvo Penta’s current President Göran Gummeson, who turns 65 in February, will remain as President until March 31, 2012.

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