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Pneumatic cylinders from Festo offer new variants and installation options

The latest generation of Festo's popular CRDSNU round stainless steel pneumatic cylinders boasts new variants and installation possibilities for extended and contaminant-free operations. Based on the ISO 6432 standard and ideal for operations in harsh environments or where frequent and effective cleaning is a must, CRDSNU now offers options like an extremely long-life dry running seal as well as self-adjusting end-position cushioning. 

CRDSNU cylinders are widely used in food and packaging, chemicals and medical technology as well as in resource extraction. Their design rigorously conforms to "Clean Design" criteria. Variants are available with threadless front mounting which reduces the risk of contamination. Festo's proprietary self-adjusting cushioning PPS does away with the adjusting screw, another place contaminants may lodge. The new long life dry running seal ensures reliable functioning even when the cylinder's food grade lubricant film is washed off the piston rod surface through intensive cleaning. It's resistant to even the most aggressive media. Nevertheless, if a replacement dry running seal or hard scraper is needed, the cylinder's two-part split bearing cap allows a new one to be installed quickly and easily without de-installing the cylinder, considerably reducing system downtime. 

The CRDSNU line includes variants and mounting options suitable for almost every application, including low-temperature and heat-resistant versions and various piston rod setups: through piston rod, extended piston rod thread, or piston rods with female or special thread. All Festo stainless steel cylinders are made from highly corrosion resistant 1.4301 and 1.4401 grade steel. These high-alloy, stainless austenitic chrome/nickel and chrome/nickel/molybdenum steels protect against chemical or electrochemical stress as well as damage to the material surface caused by cleaning or detergents.

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Pipelines

Michels receives 10,000th Cat excavator from Victoria facility: PLM

Michels receives the 10,000th machine to be produced at Caterpillar's Victoria, Texas facility. Present at the ceremony were Tyler Sternat (Fabick Cat), Kent Podobinski (Caterpillar), Chuck Riggert (Caterpillar), Art Strother (Victoria facility manager), Doug Fabick (Fabick Cat), Mary Morris (Victoria O&D Planning), Kevin Michels, Pat Michels and Terry Gassner (MICHELS Corporation), Adam Helleberg (PLM), Roger Montalvan (Victoria supply chain manager), and Craig McArton (Fabick Cat).

PipeLine Machinery International (PLM) has announced that the 10,000th machine to be assembled and delivered by the Caterpillar Hydraulic Excavator Facility in Victoria, Texas - US. The new 336F Hydraulic Excavator went to mainline pipeline contractor Michels Corporation, and was presented in ceremony to them on May 16, 2018.

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DPL Telematics AssetView tracking system offers innovative self-contained GPS solution

The DPL Telematics AssetView unit is compact and works for up to 3.5 years on three AA batteries.

DPL Telematics announced the release of the AssetView Tracking System. AssetView is an advanced solution for wireless monitoring and remote tracking of any powered or unpowered asset to improve logistics, manage inventory and curb theft. The small, portable GPS unit is completely self-contained and may be hidden on any asset, installing in seconds. 

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ExxonMobil, BASF form natural gas processing, petroleum refining development deal

ExxonMobil, BASF form natural gas processing, petroleum refining development deal

ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC and BASF Corporation have signed an alliance agreement to jointly develop new gas treating solvents and process technologies for use in natural gas processing and petroleum refining. Under this new agreement, BASF will market and license technologies developed from this collaboration, along with FLEXSORB and OASE technologies.

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Transportation

Michelin Tweel introduces airless radial tire for UTVs

Michelin Tweel Technologies, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., is introducing a new 26-inch airless radial tire with a four-bolt wheel-pattern hub designed for use on UTVs that will initially be sold as a fitment for the replacement market. Originally designed for military special operations use on light-tactical vehicles, the MICHELIN X TWEEL UTV 26x9N14 airless radial tire is a single unit that replaces the current pneumatic tire/wheel/valve assembly. Once bolted on, there is no air pressure to maintain, thus eliminating the need to carry spare tires, tools or repair kits.

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NETZSCH brings multiple screw pumps to GPS in Calgary

NETZSCH Canada, Inc., experts in solutions designed specifically for difficult pumping applications, will be highlighting its NOTOS Multiple Screw Pumps at the Global Petroleum Show (GPS 2018), which will be held June 12 - June 14, 2018 at the Stampede Park, in Calgary, Canada. The pumps will be featured in the NETZSCH booth, number 1394, highlighting the capability to pump everything from light fuel oil to viscous asphalt; the NOTOS Multiple Screw Pump is an excellent choice for rail car and ship loading and offloading, as well as tank-to-tank transfer. 

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Keyera to develop new Cushing terminal

Keyera to develop new Cushing terminal

Keyera Corp. has announced the development of a crude oil storage and blending terminal in Cushing, Oklahoma. The Wildhorse Terminal ("Wildhorse") will include 12 above ground tanks with 4.5 million barrels of working storage capacity. The majority of the capacity is backed by fee-for-service, take-or-pay storage arrangements ranging from two to six years in length.

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SMS Equipment makes big statement in support of cancer research, mental health

Messages supporting breast cancer and prostate cancer awareness, as well as mental health awareness, are part of the unique paint jobs on two Komatsu mining trucks.

SMS Equipment Inc. and KMC Mining have partnered to make big statements in support of prostate cancer research, breast cancer research and mental health awareness - unusual, bright, giant, and mobile statements, in fact, that are intended to spark candid conversations.

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Rolls-Royce supplies first MTU Tier 4 final Oil & Gas engines in China to Jereh Petroleum Equipment

MTU and Jereh Petroleum Equipment signed the contract together with MTU’s Oil & Gas distributor in China, China Diesel Support Services (CDSS), during CIPPE. From left to right: Tony Chan, General Manager of MTU Hongkong; Wang Wei Zhong, General Manager Distribution & After Sales, CDSS; Zi Jing Zhong, President of Jereh Petroleum Equipment; Scott Woodruff, Director of Mining and Oil & Gas, MTU; Chu Fu-Min, Vice President of Sales and Business Development, MTU China and Zhang Wei, Vice President of Jereh Group.

Rolls-Royce has received its first order in China for Series 4000 MTU engines fulfilling EPA Tier 4 final emissions regulations. Key customer Jereh Petroleum Equipment has ordered  16 engines of type 12V 4000 T95 for new fracturing pump equipment. Jereh plans to sell the equipment which fulfils EPA Tier 4 regulations on the US Oil & Gas market. The contract was signed between Jereh and MTU with MTU's Oil & Gas distributor in China, China Diesel Support Services (CDSS), during the China International Petroleum & Petrochemical Technology and Equipment Exhibition (CIPPE).

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