Teijin Carbon Fiber Used for World’s First Railway Bridge Fully Suspended on CFRP Hangers

The Stuttgart Stadtbahn bridge in Germany is the world’s first network arch bridge that hangs entirely on tension elements made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). The 72 hangers made of CFRP are produced with Teijin carbon fiber Tenax® by Carbo-Link AG in Switzerland. The 127-meter-long railway bridge was installed over the A8 motorway near Read more about Teijin Carbon Fiber Used for World’s First Railway Bridge Fully Suspended on CFRP Hangers[…]

Management changeover at ILEK – Successor announced for Werner Sobek

Who shall replace Werner Sobek when he leaves? The charismatic architect/engineer and founder of the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) passed the ILEK managerial baton to his student Lucio Blandini in the spring of 2020. After more than 25 years of building up the Institute, Sobek will still be continuing his research Read more about Management changeover at ILEK – Successor announced for Werner Sobek[…]

Verkotan selects PWC technology from Rohde & Schwarz for 5G NR OTA base station testing

Test and measurement specialist Rohde & Schwarz has recently introduced the R&S PWC200, the first plane wave converter (PWC) on the market. Verkotan is the first independent test house to choose this technology to test 5G NR FR1 base stations over-the-air (OTA). Rohde & Schwarz has expanded its 5G NR testing portfolio with the R&S Read more about Verkotan selects PWC technology from Rohde & Schwarz for 5G NR OTA base station testing[…]

Knorr-Bremse kicks off 2020 successfully in a challenging environment

Business performance in the first quarter of 2020 impacted by Covid-19, first in Asia, then in Europe and North America Buoyant aftermarket business underlines resilience of business model Solid development: revenues down just -7.3% to EUR 1,627.5 million Robust profitability levels thanks to early action: EBITDA margin of 17.8% compared with 19.0% (Q1 2019), more Read more about Knorr-Bremse kicks off 2020 successfully in a challenging environment[…]

Clean without scrubbing and using chemicals

Dresden scientists have developed a self-cleaning metallic surface. A project team of the Technische Universität Dresden and the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS structured an aluminum plate with a laser process in such a way that water droplets can roll at its surface and thus remove dirt particles – completely without chemical Read more about Clean without scrubbing and using chemicals[…]

SES unveils first TV market reception survey results in the Philippines

  Satellite ranks highest in terms of satisfaction when it comes to TV service and is second-most popular TV reception mode SES currently reaches 98% of satellite TV households in the Philippines and serves over 3.5 million homes across the country SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions over satellite, today revealed the results Read more about SES unveils first TV market reception survey results in the Philippines[…]

Heason Technology technical note: Motion control can improve performance and efficiency for waste recycling

As waste recycling industries increasingly look towards technology to improve efficiency and productivity, many are turning to motion control as part of automation systems that improve throughput and optimise processing quality. With the already ubiquitous use of sophisticated automated systems in large-scale industrial waste processing plants where significant improvements continue to be made possible, manufacturers Read more about Heason Technology technical note: Motion control can improve performance and efficiency for waste recycling[…]

Unmatched in the U.S.: Siemens Gamesa SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines to power 2.6-GW Dominion Energy project

Installations of SG 14-222 Direct Drive offshore wind turbines at 2.6-GW Dominion Energy project expected to be completed by end of 2026 SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine features nameplate capacity of 14 MW; can reach 15 MW with Power Boost With this announcement, the total conditional order backlog for the new SG 14-222 DD Read more about Unmatched in the U.S.: Siemens Gamesa SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines to power 2.6-GW Dominion Energy project[…]

Reusable packaging makes online commerce more sustainable

The huge growth in online commerce has led to an increase in packaging volumes. A number of companies are turning to new reusable packaging concepts to minimize the resulting waste. More and more people are ordering their goods online. E-commerce is booming, particularly in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. The resulting growth in online Read more about Reusable packaging makes online commerce more sustainable[…]

Laser 2000 Welcomes New Managing Director Andreas Boerner

With Andreas Boerner, Laser 2000 has gained a well-known expert from the industry. His comprehensive technical knowledge makes him the perfect candidate to further extend the success curve of the photonics specialist. Interim Managing Director Ronald Bartel will return to his current position as a member of the Advisory Board as planned. The new managing Read more about Laser 2000 Welcomes New Managing Director Andreas Boerner[…]