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28.10.2020 (791 Clicks)

Pekka Vauramo to continue as President and CEO of Metso Outotec until the end of 2023

Pekka Vauramo will continue as the President and CEO of Metso Outotec until the end of 2023. “This is a unique opportunity to lead the integration of the two great companies into Metso Outotec and to develop Metso Outotec to become an industry leader. We are in the beginning of our integration journey and Metso Outotec has a lot of potential to increase the effectiveness of its operations and to serve its customers even better and in a more sustainable way,” says Pekka Vauramo.

 

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27.10.2020 (652 Clicks)

Implenia accelerates Strategy Implementation and sets new Targets after rigorous Risk assessments of Portfolio

  • Implenia finalized strategy implementation reviews for all Divisions, including a re-evaluation of opportuni­ties and risks for all projects. This reinforced the need to sharpen and accelerate strategy execution  

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27.10.2020 (601 Clicks)

Sedgman wins Contract Extensions in QLD

Cimic Group’s minerals processing company, Sedgman, has been awarded two contract extensions by QCoal to continue to operate and maintain its Sonoma and Byerwen mines processing plants in Queensland.

 

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26.10.2020 (651 Clicks)

NSK initiatives Combat counterfeit Bearing Manufacture


As a respected and coveted manufacturer of premium bearings, NSK has long been the victim of unscrupulous counterfeiters. Looking to cheat both the OEM and the user, those producing fake bearings will stop at little to deceive purchasers and boost the profitability of their illegal operations. However, NSK is fighting back with a range of measures that aims to nullify this corrupt practice.

To highlight the extent of the problem, around 23,000 counterfeit NSK packages and labels were recently discovered in Hebei Province, China, while a follow-up raid at another factory owned by the same offender revealed over 90,000 counterfeit bearing boxes and 10 imitation printing plates covering four major bearing companies, including NSK.

Upon examining the premises, the range of machinery and equipment in-situ indicated the level of capability many counterfeiters have at their disposal. Several machines for printing, laminating, die-cutting, creasing and cutting were discovered. Aside from the fake boxes, officials also found many stacks of uncut packages, most of which were NSK.

All products were confiscated and taken to the Market Supervisory Board (MSB), the local trademark infringement office.

Revealing the real cost

The acquisition of counterfeit bearings is not cost effective. Although such products may come with a lower price tag, due to issues such as poor-quality machining and the use of lower grade raw materials, they will almost certainly fail prematurely. Early bearing failure impacts on product/system reliability, introducing unplanned maintenance and repair costs, which in turn increase TCO (total cost of ownership). There is also a major cost associated with the subsequent damage to company/brand reputation.

NSK wants to protect customers by excluding illegal players and products from the market which have the potential to fail prematurely, most significantly, presenting an inherent safety risk. The aim is to eliminate the counterfeit syndicates, suspend counterfeit manufacturing operations and distribution channels, and take legal action against the perpetrators.

A big part of this effort involves co-operation with authorities in China. Partnering with customs and border control for instance, serves to protect against the outflow of fake bearings. To complement these efforts, raid activities are also conducted by central and local government organisations.

Let apps do the work

Technology has a major role to play in the fight against replica bearings. A good example is the recently developed ‘NSK Verify’, a free app which allows customers to assess the authenticity of machine tool bearings by using their smartphones to scan a unique 2D barcode found on the box.

As the latest step in eliminating fake bearings, NSK has joined forces with the WBA (World Bearing Association) to create a new app that is applicable to multiple manufacturers, ‘WBA Bearing Authenticator: WBA Check’. The WBA works globally to enforce the law on counterfeiters and eliminate fake bearings – including through app development. This non-profit and unincorporated industrial association promotes the common, lawful interests of the world’s bearing industry, such as open economic engagement, sustainable development and the protection of legal rights. NSK is an active member.

Similar in function to NSK Verify, the WBA Check app assesses the bearing authenticity of WBA member companies by scanning a compatible 2D barcode, making it easier for customers who use bearings from multiple manufacturers. Furthermore, if an unregistered bearing is detected, the app automatically notifies NSK.

Use an authorised source

While apps are ideal for identifying fake bearings that have already arrived at the end user, a more preventative way of combatting the counterfeiters is to buy exclusively from Authorised NSK Distributors and Dealers. Such outlets obtain original NSK products directly from the NSK group and add value through the provision of advice, aftersales service and warranties.

In tandem with all of these efforts, NSK regularly promotes the value of its brand to the market via brand protection activities, along with the provision of educational programmes for distributors and colleagues.

NSK is determined to bring counterfeit manufacture to an end and help customers enjoy the benefits of genuine, high-quality, reliable bearings.

The WBA Check app can be downloaded from the official WBA website at www.stopfakebearings.com/#buysafely



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26.10.2020 (576 Clicks)

Service 4.0 – on site, without being there

- BEUMER Group develops digital product for enhanced customer service: the BEUMER Smart Glasses

Machine malfunctions and standstills that are not eliminated as fast as possible may become expensive for manufacturing companies. BEUMER Group developed the BEUMER Smart Glasses as a pioneering product that supports users quickly and easily. The BEUMER Customer Support technicians use them to take a virtual look over the shoulder of the customer's service technician to solve the problem together. This digital solution reduces travel times and costs.

 

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23.10.2020 (575 Clicks)

Metso Outotec and Boliden renew Service Contract for the Aitik Copper Mine in Sweden

Metso Outotec and Boliden have signed an extension of their service contract for Boliden’s Aitik copper mine in Gällivare, Northern Sweden.

 

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22.10.2020 (621 Clicks)

Skanska signs Contract on Ground Works for Metro Station in Oslo, Norway

Skanska has signed a contract with the City of Oslo on ground works for a new metro station in Fornebu, just outside Oslo, Norway. The contract is worth NOK 497 M, about SEK 470 M, which will be included in the Nordic order bookings for the fourth quarter 2020.

 

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22.10.2020 (769 Clicks)

Costain Part of Proving Hydrogen can be distributed via existing Gas Networks

Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions company, in collaboration with the gas networks, has produced a feasibility study that will contribute to the ongoing assessments of the ability to use the existing UK gas transmission and distribution networks to transport hydrogen. The project is the first to bring together all the gas distribution networks, working collaboratively to develop an innovative hydrogen solution that could be an answer to decarbonised energy for heat, transport, industry and power generation, helping the UK meets its target to be net zero carbon by 2050.

 

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21.10.2020 (551 Clicks)

Industrial Minerals Association honors KaMin

KaMin is pleased to announce its Macon plant received the 2019 Safety Achievement Award for the Large Company Category at the annual meeting of the Industrial Minerals Association – North America. The IMA-NA Safety Achievement Award recognizes the best reportable injury rate for an individual IMA-NA member company by size for the preceding calendar year. In 2019, KaMin employees worked 343,288 hours, with zero injuries for a total injury rate of 0.00 per 200,000 employee work-hours.

 

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21.10.2020 (612 Clicks)

Epiroc wins large Mining Equipment Order in Russia

Epiroc has won a significant order from Norilsk Nickel for underground mining equipment that will strengthen safety while ensuring a highly efficient mine development.

Norilsk Nickel is one of the world’s largest producers of nickel, palladium, platinum and copper and has a high focus on automation and new technologies. The mining company has ordered Epiroc’s Boltec M and Cabletec M rigs for use in the Oktyabrskiy, Mayak and Komsomolskiy mines in Russia to reinforce the underground rock in the safest and most productive manner.

 

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20.10.2022 

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17. October 2022 (624 Clicks)

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