From MEMA Industry NewsAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The shareholders of TecDoc Informations System GmbH and TecCom GmbH have agreed to merge both organizations in 2013. The two companies said this merger will reinforce the core competences of the two established branch solutions. Effective immediately, product and sales strategies will be closely linked together creating synergies for the customer, which are to be found in the combined use of the solutions. The newly combined companies say they will make the independent vehicle parts aftermarket even more efficient and lower costs in the supply chain. For that reason, Uli Zehnpfenning, currently managing director at TecDoc and Jürgen Buchert, currently managing director at TecCom, will jointly take over the management of both companies. Through the merger, the new company will develop a comprehensive information platform named TecRMI. The platform will provide information regarding the repair and maintenance of vehicles to the whole independent aftermarket. “As vehicles become increasingly complex and their technical components more extensive, the search for all the necessary information to carry out a competent repair is becoming uneconomic for individual market participants. For this reason we will also establish a genuine branch solution in the vehicle repair and maintenance sector,” said Zehnpfenning, who is also responsible for the TecRMI project. Advertisement Buchert added, “In addition to parts identification, TecRMI will also make technical data available and thus simplify the repair jobs for the independent workshops. With such a platform we will support the efficiency of the independent vehicle service market.”,Bollinger Motors has filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its battery pack design. The scope of the patent includes mechanical, electrical and systems-engineering innovations. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “The heart of every EV is the battery, so it was crucial for us to develop our own battery pack in-house,” said CEO Robert Bollinger. “Our engineering team has created a pack with high-strength structural properties, exemplary cooling features and state-of-the-art software.” The Bollinger Motors battery pack is composed of modules in 35 kWh strings that can be connected in series or parallel to form a variety of pack sizes and configurations. Pack sizes will include 35, 70, 105, 140, 175 kWh, and higher, with many sizes capable of both 350V and 700V configurations. The Battery Management System (BMS) has also been developed in-house. The BMS has been created to handle any number of strings, therefore one BMS can be manufactured for all future battery-pack sizes and voltages. The BMS monitors voltage, current, and temperature at multiple points within the pack and manages the system accordingly. It works with other vehicle-control units to maintain optimum operating conditions that increase efficiency and extend battery life. The BMS also provides several features which ensure system safety, including detecting and isolating faults to enable continued vehicle operation.Advertisement The modules are connected to both sides of a symmetrical and structural I-beam. The I-beam includes channels, through which cooling fluid is pumped, to extract heat away from the battery modules. The I-beams also provide cross-vehicle structural support and help protect the pack from side intrusions. Designed for safety, high energy density, and high continuous power capacity, the Bollinger Motors battery pack will be suitable for heavier applications such as medium-duty trucks, agricultural and construction equipment. Bollinger Motors filed the provisional patent application on Oct. 12. The patent application number is 17/068,260. Bollinger Motors will manufacture battery packs for its own vehicles – as well as make them commercially available for standalone applications – starting in 2021.
It was a relatively quiet week on the roads for the East Hampton Town police through Monday morning, but early September 15, Stephen Cohen, 34, of Brewster, was driving a 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck when he was pulled over early Sunday morning on West Lake Drive in Montauk for allegedly swerving over lane lines and driving without his headlights on. Failing sobriety tests, East Hampton Town police placed Cohen under arrest.Police also reported finding over half a gram of cocaine in the cabin of the truck. Cohen allegedly told police the cocaine belonged to someone who had been a passenger in his pickup earlier September 15. He was charged with a felony possession of cocaine on top of a misdemeanor DWI charge. He was released later Sunday morning after being arraigned on $250 email@example.com Share
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Norwegian offshore shipowner GC Rieber Shipping has resolved a four years long dispute with Arrow Seismic Invest II over a seismic vessel claim stemming from June 2012.In June 2012, GC Rieber Shipping’s subsidiary Armada Seismic Invest II AS received a claim from Arrow Seismic Invest II Limited (now: PGS Geophysical (UK) Limited) amounting to approximately 9 million euros.In a statement on Thursday, GC Rieber Shipping said that after various delays due to procedural issues, “the dispute has now been adjudicated in the Bergen district court, which rendered its decision March 2 2016. “The claim against Armada has been dismissed, and Armada has been awarded full legal fees in the amount of NOK 3.4 million. The decision may be appealed,” GC Rieber Shipping said in the statement.BackgroundTo remind, in its claim from June 2012, Arrow alleged that Armada acted negligently when the company took delivery of the seismic vessel hull 533, the Polar Duchess seismic vessel, in October 2011 and claimed 9 million euros in damages. The ship was built by the Factorias Vulcano shipyard in Spain.Arrow, which at the time of delivery had a pending second priority attachment over the shipyard’s claim for payment, asserted that Armada’s payment was made to the wrong party when the first priority mortgagee was paid.Following the claim, Armada said it had made the payment in good faith on basis of thorough documentation and in accordance with ordinary security law and said Arrow’s claim for damages was without merit.Offshore Energy Today Staff
The Oil and Gas Authority UK (OGA) has awarded four new contracts worth approximately £1 million to Shearwater GeoServices, Geokinetics, DMT Petrologic and Quality Seismic to supply more than 10,000 kilometres of reprocessed proprietary 2D seismic data of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) as part of the UK Government funded seismic acquisition programme.This reprocessed legacy seismic is located in the Anglo-Paris basin offshore, the Wessex and Weald Basins onshore, the South West Approaches (including deep imaging data from the British Institutes Reflection Profiling Syndicate – BIRPS), the Solway Firth, the Unst Basin and the East Shetland Platform.It is scheduled to be openly released to the industry in 2017 alongside the recently acquired new seismic, gravity and magnetics data of South West Britain and East Shetland Platform.Dr Nick Richardson, OGA Exploration and New Ventures Manager, said: “This combined seismic dataset covers an offshore area equivalent to twice the United Kingdom’s landmass (approximately 500,000 square kilometers) and provides an unprecedented dataset to stimulate exploration activity. These data have the potential to unlock areas that have not been explored for decades and will support the evaluation of acreage to be made available in future OGA licensing rounds.”
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INDIA: BEML has inaugurated a bogie and traction motor testing facility at its metro car manufacturing plant at the BEML Bangalore Complex.The company said the indigenously- developed facility was ‘one of its kind’ in India, and would help it to improve metro train reliability and ride quality.BEML said it has a 48% share of the Indian metro car market, with vehicles currently being produced for Bangalore, Kolkata and Mumbai, and previously supplied to Delhi and Jaipur.
Mercury Systems is a leading commercial provider of the security sensors and safety-critical processing subsystems. It has received a $2.2 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for high-performance subsystems incorporating GPS Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Modules (SAASM) for an advanced weapons application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2019 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.The Company has successfully developed and commercialized an entire portfolio of digital microelectronics solutions ruggedized for modern weapons applications without sacrificing size, weight or power. This comprehensive portfolio includes ultra-compact memory devices, military-grade secure solid-state drives (SSD), GPS SAASM solutions and built Secure System in Package (SiP) devices integrating advanced security algorithms. All of Mercury’s digital microelectronics solutions are designed and manufactured in a Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA)-accredited facility for design, packaging, test and broker services.Mercury Systems is a leading commercial provider of the security sensors and safety-critical processing subsystems. Optimized for customer and mission success, Mercury’s solutions power a wide variety of critical defense and intelligence programs.
Raytheon is providing 111 radar warning receivers (ALR-69A systems) for the U.S. Air Force’s newest tanker, the KC-46 Pegasus. Under the contract, Raytheon along with Boeing will complete all deliveries by 2025.ALR-69A is the world’s first all-digital radar warning receiver. It alerts tanker air-crews to imminent airborne threats and allows them to take evasive action. To date, 50 ALR-69A systems for the KC-46 have been delivered to Boeing. The all-digital ALR-69A receiver warns pilots faster and across greater distances, so they can get their job done and return home safely.In 2018, the U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon an IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity) to outfit their fleet of tactical air and large body aircraft with ALR-69A. Since that award, ALR-69A has gone through significant enhancements, including frequency extensions that detect and identify threats across the spectrum. It is also installed on the U.S. Air Force C-130H and is currently being tested on the F-16.Click here to learn more about the ALR-69A Radar Warning System.
At 18 years and 9 months, Henderson became the second-youngest woman to win a major after New Zealander Ko, who won last year’s Evian Championship at age 18 years and 4 months.Henderson, who denied Ko a third consecutive major, is just the second Canadian to win a women’s major after Sandra Post (1968 Women’s PGA Championship).Henderson earned her victory in style, closing with a 65 to catch Ko (67) at 6-under 278, one stroke ahead of Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn (66), who was going for a fourth straight victory.Wielding a hot putter, Henderson rolled in a 90-foot eagle from off the green at the par-five 11th to throw down the gauntlet.“I had seven yards of fringe to go over and then a big mound so I really focused on the pace to make sure I had a close birdie putt and it ended up falling in and that was really the momentum changer,” Henderson said.She later holed another monster putt, this time from 40 feet at the 17th, to draw level with Ko.“It was a pretty good day for me,” Henderson said at the victory presentation after collecting her second victory on the LPGA Tour.“I really didn’t feel a ton of pressure or a ton of nerves, which I think is the key to shooting 6-under in the final round and then being able to play a playoff.”Asked whether she had ever dreamed of such a moment, she responded: “Definitely in my dreams. I don’t know if I ever thought it would come true.”Ko was left to rue what would have been an historic hat trick of major victories. She had been aiming to become the youngest woman to win three consecutive majors.She did not make a bogey all day, and her only big mistake came at the 17th where she missed a three-foot birdie putt that opened the door to Henderson.Ai Miyazato finished the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in 39th place.Miyazato shot a 2-over 73 in the final round for a 292 total, 14 strokes out of first. Mika Miyazato ended up 50th at 11 over, Harukyo Nomura 63rd at 13 over.“Of the four days, my shots felt the best today,” Ai Miyazato said. “The 6 over I had yesterday was just really disappointing.” Brooke Henderson hoists the championship trophy after winning the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Sunday in Sammamish, Washington. | AP SAMMAMISH, WASHINGTON – Canadian Brooke Henderson won her first major title by beating Lydia Ko in a sudden-death playoff at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Sunday.Henderson sank a three-foot birdie putt at the first extra hole, the par-four 18th, after firing an exquisite seven-iron approach to near tap-in distance at Sahalee, east of Seattle. RELATED PHOTOS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Brooke Henderson makes the winning putt in a sudden-death playoff at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in Sammamish, Washington, on Sunday. | AP KEYWORDS Ai Miyazato, Lydia Ko, KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, Brooke Henderson