Category: Misc

Milestone For Meyer Burger Mb Wafertec Thun Will Manufacture The 1000th Machine By The End Of The Year

Meyer Burger will end the current year with a milestone. MB Wafertec (Meyer Burger Ltd) will manufacture the 1,000th machine at its production facilities in Thun before the end of the year. This is the first time in the history of the company that such a high output of slicing systems is achieved within one… Read more »

On location in Asia since 25 years

The HARTING Technology Group embarked on developing the key Asian markets at an early stage. Back in 1985, the family owned and managed company headquartered in Espelkamp founded its subsidiary HARTING K.K. in Japan. The operations based in Yokohama are now serving the world’s fourth largest economy from four different locations, and are also operating… Read more »

PowerGuard Launches New Web Portal

Portal adds convenience and value to retail insurance broker partners Today, PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services-a Managing General Agent and Lloyds cover holder specializing in unique insurance and risk management solutions for the wind and solar energy industries-announced the launch of their new web site that includes an enhanced Broker Services portal at The site’s… Read more »

HARTING strengthens management at HARTING Electronics GmbH & Co. KG

As from December 1, 2010 Dr. Alexander Rost has taken up his position as managing director of HARTING Electronics GmbH & Co. KG. Dr. Rost launched his career in the year 1993 as a scientific assistant at TU Darmstadt, after having concluded his engineering sciences studies at TU Braunschweig. In 1998, Dr. Rost moved on to Weidmüller Interface… Read more »

Product reliability in action: get your free white paper from Rehm Thermal Systems…

Here at Rehm, our extensive experience in the field of advanced thermal technologies means we know that product reliability is still the number one priority for today’s manufacturers. Download the white paper today; learn how EADS triumphed in its quest for reliable solder joints and void-free production… EADS initially chose the Rehm VisionX reflow system to drive product reliability in a… Read more »

Sales upswing from the trough HARTING beats 2008 record with sales at EUR 413 million

The HARTING Technology Group, headquartered in Espelkamp, Eastern Westphalia, has concluded a decidedly successful business year, marking a milestone in the history of the company. In the business year elapsed, the family owned and managed company HARTING, generated total revenue of € 413 million, which is 27 % ahead of the previous year. The fact that worldwide sales were… Read more »

West Midlands Bolt Tensioning Company Celebrates Record Year

Tentec, a UK provider of bolt tightening solutions for industry is celebrating a record year of global sales. Despite tough market conditions, worldwide sales have reached a new high in 2010 marking the end of another excellent year for this global engineering company. “Our order book has been strong throughout the year.” says newly appointed… Read more »

Rimas supplies 64 MW turnkey module line

EUROPEAN TECHNOLOGY KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER INTO ONTARIO CANADA Eclipsall Energy Corporation, a Canadian solar enterprise that was founded in 2009 to coincide with the launch of Ontario’s Green Energy Act, has announced a $10 million investment and launch of a PV solar panel manufacturing plant in the Greater Toronto Area. It is expected that the facility is operational… Read more »

Dow Wire & Cable Announces Price Increase in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Dow Wire & Cable is announcing a price increase of 100 Euros per metric ton for its wire and cable compounded products and elastomers in Europe, Middle East and Africa. This increase will be effective with shipments from January 1, 2011, or as contract terms allow. Further details will be communicated to customers by local… Read more »

Orders for inspection systems reach a record level in FY 2010

Orders at GP Solar GmbH reached their highest level ever in the company’s history at a total volume of some 25 million euros. Once again, the Constance-based specialist in inspection systems for wafer, solar cell, and module manufacturing managed to significantly increase total annual order volume in its GP Solar Inspect business unit. In the months of October and November… Read more »

Rare-earth Neodymium (NdFeB): An eye on sourcing and pricing

The use of rare-earth materials as a key component in permanent magnet generators has raised concern around the world. China now controls approximately 97% of the rare-earth materials that are vital to clean-energy technology sources according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. What will this do to the future supply of rare-earth materials used in… Read more »

Dietmar Harting awarded gold pin by DKE

Dietmar Harting, President and Partner of the HARTING Technology Group, has been awarded the gold pin by the DKE German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies of DIN and VDE (DKE Deutsche Kommission Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik im DIN und VDE [VDE|DKE]). The entrepreneur, who will step down at the end of the year as Chairman of the DKE, a… Read more »

Rickmers Group adds a tenth MPC to its fleet

The Rickmers Group has taken delivery of Rickmers Masan, its tenth MPC (multi-purpose carrier). Built at the Jingling yard in China, the new vessel is the first in a series of four Superflex Heavy MPC vessels that are being long-term chartered to Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) for a period of eight years. They will operate… Read more »

Honorary doctorate for Dietmar Harting

Dipl. Kfm. Dietmar Harting has been honored with the highest academic award for his outstanding services to national and international engineering standards, business achievements and multi- faceted commitment to both state and society. The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Leibniz University of Hanover has awarded an honorary doctorate to the managing partner of HARTING KGaA (Espelkamp). University… Read more »

HARTING unleashes the potential of PROFINET

At this year’s SPS/IPS/DRIVES in Nuremberg the HARTING Technology Group is taking Automation IT to a new level. Within the HARTING triad of Automation IT, Device Connectivity and Installation Technology the Automation IT components stand for highly innovative solutions in industrial automation. Following on from the year 2009 that saw the market launch of “Fast Track Switching”, a new technology… Read more »

GE Energy Recognizes CH2M HILL for Exemplary Safety Performance on Large EPC Power Project

In recognition of its continued and persistent commitment to safety, CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm, has been awarded the 2010 Energy EPC Excellence Award for EHS (Environmental, Health, Safety) Excellence by GE Energy for performance on the 630 megawatt Darling Downs Power Station Project. “This award signifies not only… Read more »

Tidal executives petition Energy Minister for greater support and "real action"

In preparation for the 4th International Tidal Energy Summit coming to London on 23rd-24th November, Tidal Today on behalf of the tidal energy industry is looking to present an Open Letter/ Petition to Rt Hon Chris Huhne, MP and the UK’s Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. The letter calls for further support… Read more »

Establishment of a Joint Venture Company for the ownership of m/v BBC Houston carrying the US flag

Teras Cargo Transport (America), LLC, a recognized full‐service marine transport and logistics service provider and BBC Chartering & Logistic GmbH & Co. KG, a recognized global leader in providing tailor‐made flexible shipping solutions for both heavy lift and project cargoes, announced this week that they have entered into a powerful alliance for the joint ownership… Read more »

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Frost & Sullivan awards first prize to Sputnik Engineering

Today, Sputnik Engineering has received the prestigious Frost & Sullivan Award. The analysts with the global research platform examined the price/performance ratio, the features, the user friendliness, service and customer orientation of the Swiss manufacturer and compared them with the achievements of its most important competitors in the market for inverters. Today, based on the… Read more »

Rickmers-Linie ships Kirow railway cranes to China

Extraordinary shipments are a common sight at the Wallmann terminal in Hamburg. The breakbulk terminal, in which Rickmers-Linie holds a share of just over 25 per cent, specialises in the handling of out-of-gauge, heavy lift and project cargo. At the end of September 2010, a particularly unusual cargo was loaded onto the multipurpose vessel Rickmers… Read more »

Innovative building technology for greater efficiency in photovoltaics – collaboration between Meyer Burger Technology and Professor Hansjurg Leibundgut from ETH

The experts at 3S Swiss Solar Systems in Lyss for building-integrated photovoltaics and Hansjürg Leibundgut, the well-known professor for building technology at ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich), have announced their collaboration in the field of energy optimisation in buildings. Together they have developed a combination of a photo cell with a solar panel… Read more »

Sara Eisenstat Joins GCube Insurance Services, Inc. as Vice President

GCube Insurance Services, Inc., the leading global insurer of renewable energy technologies, announced today that Sara Eisenstat has joined the company as Vice President. Ms. Eisenstat will be responsible for product development and new business growth initiatives targeted at the company’s renewable energy offerings. Ultimately she will attain underwriting authority for a number of key product areas for the… Read more »

Leading tidal energy companies selected as finalists for 1st International Tidal Energy Awards

Top tidal energy firms, pioneering new technology solutions for the emerging tidal energy sector, have been selected as finalists for the 1st ever International Tidal Energy Awards ceremony, as part of the 4th International Tidal Energy Summit at the Victoria Park Plaza, London on Tuesday 23rd November. Delegates of the event will be able to have their say… Read more »

Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG intends to acquire Alcatel-Lucent’s Vacuum Technology Unit "Adixen"

Asslar, Germany, November 3, 2010. Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG, Asslar, intends to acquire Alcatel-Lucent’s Vacuum Technology Unit (“Adixen”) which is headquartered in Annecy, France. Negotiations on the purchase of the companies, patents and licenses belonging to this unit have been largely finalized. Manfred Bender, Chief Executive Officer of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG, comments on the envisaged acquisition: “With this move,… Read more »

Meyer Burger wins important order for over CHF 70 million with Asian customer

Meyer Burger has successfully concluded a contract of over CHF 70 million for wire saws and wafer inspection systems with a customer in Asia. The customer plans the expansion of its production facility in 2011, and relies on the high-tech manufacturing equipment from Meyer Burger. The equipment is scheduled to be delivered during 2011. Meyer… Read more »

Australias Largest Combined Cycle Power Plant Now Operational Using 97 Percent Less Water And Cutting Emissions By Half Compared To Traditional Coal Fired Generation

Australia’s largest combined cycle power station is operational and providing power to 400,000 Queensland homes while significantly reducing water usage in a drought prone region and reducing greenhouse gas emissions relative to equivalent coal-fired generation. In partnership with GE Energy, CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm, served as the engineer,… Read more »

When the message is mixed, so are the results

Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the GWEC, will be instantly recognisable to most within the industry. His unique experience on the international policy stage coupled with an in-depth understanding of climate change and renewable energy represent a real step change for GWEC’s global lobbying efforts. Here, he talks to PES about the strength of the industry and gives us an insider’s… Read more »

Bright prospects – The HARTING Technology Group at electronica in Munich

Visitors to the HARTING Technology Group’s stand can expect to experience some “bright prospects” at this year’s electronica, taking place from November 9 to 12, 2010, in Munich. The Espelkamp headquartered, family owned and managed company is developing connectivity innovations for all industrial lifelines: data, signals and power. The triad formed by Installation Technology, Device Connectivity and Automation IT is… Read more »

Carl Zeiss and Synopsys Collaborate on In-Die Registration Metrology for Photomask Manufacturing

Carl Zeiss SMS GmbH, a leading supplier for photomask metrology and repair tools and Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced a collaboration to support the ZEISS tool family for in-die metrology solutions for the 32-nanometer (nm) technology node and below. Synopsys will… Read more »

Do you need to make important strategic decisions about the development of technology?

Do you need to make important strategic decisions about the development of technology? If so, why guess when your business can find out what it needs to know? PRV can help. When making strategic decisions, one important economic indicator is the analysis of patents. Foreseeker is an analysis method developed by PRV which aims to simplify the study and analysis… Read more »

Simulating technology progress using patent data

“Patents, due to their nature, represent technological evolution and include speculation about how that particular technology might be developed and used in the future,” say Ervin Dubarić and Dimitris Giannoccaro of the Swedish Patent Office, who have been studying various methods and models for predicting and planning the future of technologies, and who are the… Read more »

Would you like to foresee the future? Look in the rear-view mirror!

In which phase of development is a particular technology or a particular area of technology? This is a key question for companies which develop and market technology-based services and products. The Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV) has now made it possible to forecast the future. PRV is the first on the market to offer this type of business… Read more »

Valvoline To Offer Tectyl Protective Products For Industrial Applications In Denmark

BARENDRECHT, Netherlands – For more than 80 years, TectylTM protective products have prevented corrosion and rust on the underbodies of cars and buses, as well as the interiors of these vehicles. Valvoline International Inc., an affiliate of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), has announced its entry into the Danish industrial market with a broad range of… Read more »

Tidal Energy Experts To Outline Roadmap For Future Commercial Installations

Key industry tidal energy experts are set to map out their plans to deliver large scale installation projects for tidal energy devices in the Pentland Firth region at the 4th International Tidal Energy Summit and Awards this November. Following the announcements earlier this year by The Crown Estate on project winners of the Scottish waters,… Read more »

PES agreement with Wind Energy Update & Tidal Today

Event Listings:Wind Energy Update’s O & M Summit 2010 Event Blurb: Two day conference. Ensure reliable wind power generation through best asset management. Learn how to use your technicians, data and condition monitoring to deliver a rigorous O&M strategy. Highlights include: identifying and mitigating underperformance, improving margins through OPEX efficiency, data analysis, staff requirements –… Read more »