Motors

ATK Successfully Debuts New Thrust Vector Electronic Control System (TVECS) on STAR(TM) 48BV Motor

STAR(TM) 48BV Stage with TVECS is Adaptable to Launch Vehicle, Satellite, Space Crew Capsule and Planetary Mission Applications ARLINGTON, Va., -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced that it successfully performed the first orbit insertion of a satellite using its new STAR(TM) 48BV rocket motor with an innovative vectorable nozzle. The new STAR(TM) 48BV system served as the fourth and final stage of the...

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Kingsbury Wins Bearing Order for Shah Gas Project, Abu Dhabi
Bearings

Kingsbury Wins Bearing Order for Shah Gas Project, Abu Dhabi

Philadelphia, PA - Abu Dhabi, with more than 200 trillion cubic feet of gas reserves, boasts one the biggest gas basins in the world, but much of it is sour. The Shah Gas project is viewed by many as central to Abu Dhabi's ability to maintain economic growth, for unlike its vast oil reserves, which are tapped for export, the gas will be used almost exclusively for domestic power generation....

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Power Distribution Systems

GEM Inc. and Capstone Turbine Corporation Receive International NOVA Award for Hybrid MicroTurbine Power System

TOLEDO, OH - GEM Inc., of Walbridge, OH, www.gemenergy.com, and Capstone Turbine Corporation www.microturbine.com, of Los Angeles, CA, have received the prestigious 2011 NOVA Award from the Construction Innovation Forum (CIF) for MicroTurbine technology at Syracuse University's green data center - one of the most energy-efficient data centers in the world. GEM Inc.'s subsidiary, BHP Energy, and...

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Makita Lights up Annual STAFDA Trade Show with More Innovation
Cleaning Equipment

Makita Lights up Annual STAFDA Trade Show with More Innovation

La Mirada, CA - Makita joined over 4,000 industry professionals at the annual convention of the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) in San Antonio last week. Makita took the opportunity to demonstrate new solutions for the professional trade including brushless motors, new dust extraction solutions, new additions to the growing line-up of 18V Lithium-Ion Cordless tools,...

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Hydraulic Pump Drives suit off-highway and mobile equipment.
Motors

Hydraulic Pump Drives suit off-highway and mobile equipment.

Mounted between engine and power take-offs, Power Pump Drives provide for multiple live or clutched pumps. Self-contained units do not require external lubrication, and internal heat exchangers can be added where required. Available in 4 sizes with max torque capacities from 413-4,650 lb-ft and operating speeds from 2,100-3,000 rpm, all drives mount to standard SAE housings and provide up to 8...

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Electric Actuators Replace Fluid Power Alternatives for off-Highway Vehicles
Actuators

Electric Actuators Replace Fluid Power Alternatives for off-Highway Vehicles

Slinfold, UK - As an authorised distributor for Thomson, Heason Technology is increasingly specifying and supplying the linear drive and guidance systems manufacturer's Electrak Pro range of high performance electric actuators to replace traditional hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders used in off-highway construction, agricultural and recreational machinery. Electric linear actuation offers a...

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Controls and Controllers

ABB Awarded $24 Million Mine Hoist Order by Xstrata Zinc in Australia

New hoist to increase production rate at mine with one of the world's largest zinc reserves Zurich, Switzerland - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently won a $24 million order to supply a complete ore hoisting solution for Xstrata Zinc's George Fisher Mine (GFM) located near Mount Isa in north-west Queensland, Australia. The ground-mounted friction hoist will carry ore...

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Electrical Boxes

Aker Solutions Wins Subsea Contract

Aker Solutions in Aberdeen is to manufacture and deliver a number of subsea control modules and topside power units as part of an Â-£8 million contract with Dana Petroleum plc. The company has signed a contract for the project management, engineering, procurement and construction of a number of subsea systems for the Western Isles Development Project on the UK continental shelf. It marks the...

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Siemens Hands over Enecogen Combined Cycle Power Plant in the Netherlands Ahead of Schedule
Electrical Power Generators

Siemens Hands over Enecogen Combined Cycle Power Plant in the Netherlands Ahead of Schedule

Siemens Energy has officially handed over the Enecogen combined cycle power plant in the Netherlands to the joint venture of the Dutch utility Eneco and the Danish company DONG Energy. After a construction period of only 30 months the power plant with a capacity of approximately 870 megawatts (MW) was handed over to the customer on October 21, 2011, 20 days ahead of schedule. With a very high...

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Motors

Mpact® Downhole Motors Surpasses Haynesville Shale Lateral Drilling Performance Record by Nearly 24%

Conroe, Texas - Mpact® Downhole Motors set a new Haynesville Shale Drilling record on August 28, 2011 using an Mpact® Downhole Motor Model 475 5683. The field performance record was for the fastest lateral run ever recorded. The previous lateral drilling performance record was 85 feet per hour while the Mpact Downhole Motor achieved over 105 feet per hour, surpassing the previous...

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