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Experience easy with the BradyPrinter i5300

BradyPrinter i5300 user 468The BradyPrinter i5300 Industrial Label Printer allows customers to set up, switch out and print faster

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Emerson marks 75 years of innovation in precision cleaning and welding technologies

AdobeStock 268784457Emerson celebrates the 75th anniversary of its Branson brand, with ultrasonic technologies for plastics and metal welding and precision cleaning

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Kuehne+Nagel delivers components for first commercial plant

AdobeStock 315307753Kuehne+Nagel is all set to organise the offshore project logistics for the power-to-methanol part of the pilot phase of the Haru Oni project in Chile for Siemens Energy


The project is a collaboration between Siemens Energy (Germany), Porsche (Germany) and Highly Innovate Fuels or HIF (Chile). 

It will be the world's first integrated commercial plant for producing climate-neutral fuel from wind and water with the purpose of decarbonising the transport sector.

During the pilot phase, the Haru Oni project aims to produce 130,000 litres of e-fuels by 2022. In two proceeding phases, the capacity is planned to be increased to around 55 million litres of e-fuels per year by 2024 and to around 550 million litres of e-fuels by 2026. The project was launched on September 10, 2021 with a ground breaking ceremony joined by the Chilean energy minister.

By the end of this year, the main wind turbine components – a nacelle, blades and tower sections – are to be transported from multiple ports in China and delivered in one lot as part charter to Punta Arenas, Chile. In addition, there will be various container and flat-rack transports from Europe. The longest components are the three blades just over 65m in the length and the heaviest part is the nacelle at nearly 77 tonnes.

Torsten Dubsky, project director for Haru Oni at Siemens Energy, stated, "Renewable energy will no longer be produced only where it is needed, but where natural resources like wind and sun are available on a massive scale. So new supply chains are going to arise all over the world to carry renewable energy from one region to another. To guarantee these infrastructures, experienced project logistics support is needed and we are excited that Kuehne+Nagel is partnering with us for the Haru Oni Pilot Project."

Mustafa Sener, global head of project logistics at Kuehne+Nagel, said, "As an industry leader, we are not only committed to reducing our contribution to global CO2 emissions through our net zero carbon programme. We also want to actively reduce CO2 emissions in transport. As such, Kuehne+Nagel is particularly proud to be a partner in one of the most prestigious projects in pursuit of meeting the EU 2030 climate targets."

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TrinaTracker Agile 1P achieves UL certificate

AdobeStock 128064573TrinaTracker, a leading tracker manufacturer and business unit of Trina Solar Co Ltd (SHA:688599) has obtained the global safety validation, a UL 3703 Certificate, for its dual-row Agile 1P tracker series


The UL 3703 is regarded as a comprehensive and authoritative evaluation standard for solar trackers.  The certificate is issued by Underwriters Laboratories, an entity approved by the federal occupational safety and health administration in the United States.

TrinaTracker Agile 1P complies with the requirements of UL 3703 standard for solar trackers and exemplifies Agile 1P’s excellent technology, durable performance and high reliability. The UL 3703 standard also certifies the system’s design, electrical and mechanical aspects.

Agile 1P is highly efficient, has great energy output and extra adaptability, a result of its 1P dual-row design and shorter tracker configuration. It also includes advanced wind engineering, a dual-drive system and globally exclusive patented spherical bearing. 

TrinaTracker’s Agile1P passed the complete evaluation required by UL, which includes reliability assessments such as overload, power restoration, locked platform, emergency stop, dielectric test, humidity cycling, metallic coating thickness test, rain and sprinkler test and bonding path resistance tests.

Hua Zhu, certification manager at UL, stated, “Our assessment involves rigorous inspections and evaluations of the tracker, including mechanical and electrical aspects. Agile 1P has passed the UL 3703 certification process. We congratulate Trina Solar on their success.” 

Duan Shunwei, head of the tracker business unit at Trina Solar, said, “As global solar leaders focused on achieving the highest return on investment for our clients, we offer a new-generation of trackers fully compatible with ultra-high power modules, designed to produce maximum energy yield while reducing BOS costs and LCOE.”

Antonio Jimenez, managing director and vice-president for Trina Solar MEA, commented, “The UL certificate shows again Trina Solar's continuous devotion in high reliability research and proven quality. TrinaTracker is dedicated to offering customers high-quality, reliable ultra-high power trackers and service, and will continue to promote technical innovation and industry-wide standardization of trackers to expedite further reduction of LCOE and ultimately deliver better returns to our customers.”

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Gravita India’s new recycling plant in Mozambique begins production

AdobeStock 85027741Gravita India, an industrial recycling major, has announced that its step-down subsidiary has begun production of aluminium from its new recycling plant in Mozambique

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