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WAI Premium Alternators for Heavy Duty

WAI continues to relentlessly meet the ever-changing needs of their customers in the heavy duty market. This includes an unwavering commitment to be “first-to-market” with the latest and most complete coverage for 100% new heavy duty alternators. WAI’s complete line of alternators are ideal for class one to class eight trucks and construction equipment.

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WAI alternators offer superior field quality. Millions of units have been installed and tested to OEM specifications and include premium brand TRANSPO electronics manufactured by WAI, as well as premium grade WBD bearings. WAI alternators boast a high level of proven performance with thorough testing of output current at idle and full-load RPMs. Additionally, validation testing for all products includes endurance, humidity, power thermal cycling, vibration, salt spray and thermal shock. New alternators result in warranty rate reduction through extended field life of new units. Computerized test sheets are included in every box.

For more information on alternators visit www.waiglobal.com

About WAI

WAI is a premier global parts manufacturer for the automotive, heavy duty, agricultural, industrial, and power sports aftermarket. With world-class parts manufacturing facilities, WAI consistently meets the parts needs of its global customers, under one united goal – to provide customers with the products they need, when they need them. As a leading innovator and premier parts manufacturer, WAI has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to a “first-to-market” strategy and continues to work relentlessly to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers. For more information visit www.waiglobal.com

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Mining Goes Electric: Goodbye People, Poisoning, Poor Profits

Electrics and robotics squares the circle of seeking a wider variety of depleting materials in nastier, more remote places from the seafloor to four kilometres underground, up remote mountains and later outer space. Zero-emission microgrids on-site, sensors everywhere and new information and communications technology lubricate the process. Mining embraces about 1500 large mines yielding metal-bearing material, diamonds and coal, down to tens of thousands of smaller sites such as gravel pits and marble quarries. Despite these greater challenges, mine operators must improve safety, environmental and financial aspects. The man working a tool and the static processor are replaced by vehicles but those vehicle suppliers pushing only diesel-alone vehicles with diesel gensets as a sideline are starting to look retro and rejected.

Unique new report

The new IDTechEx report, “Electric Vehicles and Robotics for Mining 2020-2030” shows how electric vehicles and robotics progress to the newly-arrived unmanned electrical mines. See uniquely up-to-date, penetrating analysis and forecasts of the technology and markets globally. It is for all in the mining vehicle value chain.  Many mining vehicles are among the most power-hungry EVs, yet they are located where pressure for zero-emission local electricity supply is strengthening. It is therefore futile to analyse mining electrification without addressing where that zero-emission electricity will come from, so IDTechEx does that too – zero-emission microgrids on-site, increasingly multi-mode and transportable.

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This 280-page report has an “Executive Summary and Conclusions” sufficient in itself because it gives ten-year forecasts in five categories, six key market drivers in detail and infograms of the mines of the future and the many new challenges. See 20 key conclusions grouped by industry, regional and technological. Mining CapEx content and trend is clarified by new infograms. Development timeline, patent trend and progress 2020-2040 to price parity with diesel by vehicle type are graphed. The “Introduction” then scopes mining basics, leading miners and new challenges, threats and incentives, the mining equipment market and what is and is not an electric vehicle. Here are powertrain options emerging, huge scope for vehicle simplification, emissions data and targets, future types of mine, progress to electrification and unmanned mines.

Battery electric BEV mining vehicles

Chapter 3 brings it to life with profiles and products in “Mining BEV Appraisal: 23 Manufacturers”. See SOFT reports on leaders, executive responses, latest products. Chapter 4 introduces six key enabling technologies and their future for mining electric vehicles, pure electric and hybrid with a ten-year roadmap. See electric motor options that work inversely as generators for hybrid and full electric, with examples. Electric traction is more even, controllable, faster responding and stronger from start. Motors are key to achieving long-range/ endurance and best performance. Traction battery systems include battery charging and advances to 2030. Why have supercapacitors come center stage in mining vehicles? Learn power electronics proliferation and extension to solar bodywork, including microgrid trucks.

Making clean electricity on-site

Chapter 5  “Energy Independent, Zero Emission Mines”, includes the new transportable, lower-intermittency options of open-sea wave and tidal power, river power and airborne wind energy to supplement or replace today’s battery solar and wind turbines.

Robotics resurgent

A seventh key technology – Autonomy - is important enough to have a Chapter 6 and 7. Chapter 6 is “Autonomous and Remotely Operated Mining Vehicles in Action”, and Chapter 7 is “Autonomy Components and Integration” – lidar, radar, ultrasound, sensor fusion.

The report “Electric Vehicles and Robotics for Mining 2020-2030” uniquely gives the full picture, visit www.IDTechEx.com/Mining to find out more.

To find out more about Electric Vehicle research available from IDTechEx visit www.IDTechEx.com/research/EV or to connect with others on this topic, IDTechEx Events is hosting: Electric Vehicles - Everything is changing, November 18-19 2020, Santa Clara, USA www.IDTechEx.com/EVUSA.

IDTechEx guides your strategic business decisions through its Research, Consultancy and Event products, helping you profit from emerging technologies. For more information on IDTechEx Research and Consultancy contact research@IDTechEx.com or visit www.IDTechEx.com.

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Metso evaluating potential closure of its operations in Vereeniging, South Africa

As part of the global supply footprint development strategy in its Minerals operations, Metso is initiating consultations to evaluate the potential closure or other alternatives for its operations in Vereeniging, South Africa.

metso logo new one“Our strategy is to utilize synergies of the most efficient manufacturing and sourcing opportunities globally. We are continuously developing our supply footprint to deliver the best value, availability and quality for our customers,” says Sami Takaluoma, President, Minerals Consumables business area at Metso.

Metso’s unit in Vereeniging provides pumps, spare parts, consumables, and repair services for the mining industry. The unit has approximately 200 employees.

Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. With our unique knowledge and innovative solutions, we help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability. Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 3.6 billion in 2019. Metso employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries. metso.com, twitter.com/metsogroup

For further information, please contact:

Sami Takaluoma, President, Minerals Consumables, Metso, Tel. +358 50 359 5106, E-mail: sami.takaluoma@metso.com

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Metso supplies calcining system to Russia

Metso has signed a contract for the delivery of a calcining system to a customer in Russia. The order value of approximately EUR 30 million has been booked in Metso’s Q1 2020 orders received. Commissioning of the system is expected to take place in 2023.

The system, which consists of two calcining lines with a total capacity of 420 000 tons annually, has been designed to remove moisture and volatile substances and improve the product’s physical and chemical features. Both lines feature a rotary kiln, an afterburner and a rotary cooler. Automation, control and additional systems are also included in the delivery.

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Metso is the world’s leading supplier of this type of calcining systems and it has designed and supplied more than 50 plants. This represents approximately 70 percent of the total capacity in the world.

Find out more about Metso’s calcining system on metso.com.

Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. With our unique knowledge and innovative solutions, we help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability. Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 3.6 billion in 2019. Metso employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries. metso.com

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Amazon Filters ‘set for the future’ after metalworking investment

One of Europe’s leading filter manufacturers is poised for more growth with the opening of a 12,500 sq ft (1,160 sq m) metalwork facility.

Amazon Filters’ decision to in-source the bulk of its large-scale manufacturing capability will increase capacity and flexibility, reduce reliance on sub-contractors and boost the company’s ‘quick and able’ market proposition. 

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The new metalworking hub, a short walk from Amazon Filters’ European manufacturing centre in Camberley, Surrey, features a component shop with CNC machining and cutting cells, a press cell and a sheet metal shop.

Amazon Filters Managing Director Neil Pizzey said: “Our new metalwork facility increases our vertical integration and helps manage lead times of our stainless steel filter housing range.

“Being able to do more manufacturing in-house means we don’t have to purchase as much from sub-contractors.

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“That in turn supports our competitiveness, flexibility and responsiveness.

“We already offer tens of thousands of permutations of our filters and housings, and this new facility will further strengthen our ability to supply customised products on short delivery times.”

The metalwork facility is part of a wider investment programme at the 35-year-old filter manufacturer.

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A bigger factory floor and new equipment for cartridge pleating and assembly also feature in recent expenditure, with the Camberley production centre now able to house more than £3 million worth of cartridge stock at any time.

Amazon Filters has clients in all industrial sectors that deal with process engineering and fluids. They include municipal water, oil and gas, chemicals and coatings, and healthcare.  

INVESTMENT IN MANUFACTURING. The new metalworking hub, a short walk from Amazon Filters’ European manufacturing centre in Camberley, Surrey, features a component shop with CNC machining and cutting cells, a press cell and a sheet metal shop.

Note to editors

Founded in 1985, UK-based Amazon Filters Ltd is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of filter cartridges and housings. Our comprehensive range of products support critical liquid and gas applications in industries such as oil and gas, automotive, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, chemicals and coatings, water treatment and building services. We operate a range of ISO-accredited Quality Management Systems to ensure excellence in customer service. For more information, visit www.amazonfilters.com or call 01276 670600.