Hamburg project testing use of liquid hydrogen in aviation maintenance and ground processes

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Funded by the Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Lufthansa Technik will work with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Center for Applied Aeronautical Research (ZAL) and Hamburg Airport over the next two years to design and test maintenance and ground processes in handling hydrogen technology.

Volkswagen bringing additional partners to Industrial Cloud; 11 in first step

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Volkswagen, together with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and integration partner Siemens, is opening up the Industrial Cloud ( earlier post ) to other manufacturing and technology companies. With the Industrial Cloud we are creating a platform allowing partners to contribute their solutions.

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ARPA-E to award up to $35M to develop tools to transform operations and maintenance of advanced nuclear reactors

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The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced up to $35 million in new funding for the development of tools and systems that will enable reduced expense and increased flexibility in the operation and maintenance at nuclear power plants. So far, the nuclear energy industry has not fully explored or applied these innovations, resulting in a profound need for the design of effective and low-cost advanced reactor O&M procedures.

2019 199

Volkswagen factories in the US and Mexico to link up with the Industrial Cloud

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Volkswagen plans to connect its production facilities in Chattanooga (TN), Puebla and Silao (Mexico) with the global Industrial Cloud initiative from the Volkswagen Group and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Industry 4.0

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Siemens to be integration partner for Volkswagen Industrial Cloud

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The Siemens technology group will be the integration partner for the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud. Volkswagen and Amazon Web Services (AWS) earlier this week announced the development of the Industrial Cloud; in the future, the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud will combine the data of all machines, plants and systems from all 122 facilities of the Volkswagen Group. Apart from the applications and apps of the MindSphere platforms, this will also include industrial edge solutions.

2019 199

California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power

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Electric vehicles are one way to carbon neutrality. Yet 20 percent of California PHEV owners have gone back to gas-powered vehicles.


Capgemini and Audi launch XL2 joint venture to support digital transformation of auto industry

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XL2 was founded by Audi and Capgemini to support the automotive industry in digital transformation tasks. The joint venture that focuses on consulting and technology services for cloud and SAP S/4HANA includes industry solutions such as SAP Leonardo. processes, including production planning, logistics, finance, maintenance, quality and materials management. Industry 4.0 Capgemini and Audi have launched a joint venture: XL2.

2020 174

SwRI forms joint industry program to investigate safety, longevity of grid-connected energy storage systems

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has launched a new Joint Industry Program (JIP) to investigate energy storage systems for the grid. ENGIE, EnBW, the Central Research Institute of Power Industry (CRIEPI), Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and CEZ have joined SwRI’s Energy Storage for Electric Grid JIP, which will address questions about the risks and reliability of energy storage systems.

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Volkswagen Group to add 15 more plants to Industrial Cloud this year

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The Volkswagen Group is pushing ahead with the integration of its plants into the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud; the aim is to further improve the efficiency of the plants and reduce production costs. From 2016 to 2025, Volkswagen intends to boost the productivity of its plants by 30% and the Industrial Cloud will be a key lever for achieving this objective, said Walker. The Industrial Cloud is built on Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Siemens is the integration partner.

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Schaeffler and IBM sign Watson IoT partnership; Industry 4.0

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Leading automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has signed a multi-year strategic partnership agreement with IBM to accelerate the digital transformation of its entire operations and customer solutions using Watson’s cognitive intelligence and insight from billions of sensors that make up the Internet of Things (IoT). The goal is to build virtual models representing entire industrial systems enabling new approaches to product design, manufacturing and aftersales service.

2016 174

Dürr building smart and resource-efficient paint shop at San Luis Potosí in Mexico for BMW Group; Industry 4.0

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Dürr is building a paint shop in Mexico for the BMW Group that meets the requirements for connected Industry 4.0 In terms of the paint shop layout, Dürr relies on a simple industrial building without intermediate levels in conjunction with multi-functional body stores with high-bay storage technology. A multitude of sensors ensure networking of the robot data with the higher-level maintenance software and control system. Industry 4.0

2018 219

Volkswagen Truck & Bus launches RIO: open cloud-based platform for transportation industry digitization

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to MAN’s heavy-duty distribution eTruck—Volkswagen Truck & Bus is launching RIO—a new brand bundling digital solutions for transportation & logistics into a cloud-based open platform that can serve as the “operating system” for the entire transportation industry. To date, harnessing data within the transportation industry is often not possible due to the players involved who use different software systems—e.g. Connected vehicles Fleets Industry 4.0

2016 195

Volta Power Systems, Stellar Industries partner on anti-idling Li-ion system for utility service and work trucks

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Volta Power Systems has partnered with Stellar Industries to provide lithium-ion power systems that reduce idling from fleet utility and work trucks. —Tim Worman, Product Manager at Stellar Industries.

2020 238

Super Store Industries first dairy manufacturer to deploy Class 8 electric trucks

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Orange EV and California-based Super Store Industries (SSI) announced the deployment of Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal trucks to multiple SSI facilities, supporting both grocery distribution and dairy and beverage manufacturing. Super Store Industries leveraged funds from the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) to purchase their Orange EV trucks. Super Store Industries is the first dairy manufacturer in the U.S.

2019 209

Dürr expands first market-ready AI application for paint shops; incorporating older and third-party robots

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Identifying defect sources, determining the optimal maintenance schedule, improving manufacturing processes: until now, artificial intelligence only made this possible in a paint shop equipped with state-of-the-art robots. AI Industry 4.0

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2020 Electric Vehicle Industry Report Card and trends for the new year

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The Indian electric vehicle industry too suffered a setback during the first six months of the year. Yet, by the end of the year, there is a huge wave of optimism in the industry for the coming year. This report logs the highs and lows of the Indian EV industry for 2020.

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Norwegian shipping industry pursuing battery-powered ships

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The Norwegian shipping industry is teaming up to develop battery-powered ships. Additional benefits are related to the reduction in the machinery maintenance cost and in noise and vibrations. The Norwegian authorities are taking an active role, as they did when gas was being developed as an alternative fuel, and are pushing the maritime industry by setting strict requirements to reduce emissions, as well as offering incentives.

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Hyundai Heavy Industries and Accenture to design connected smart ships

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Hyundai Heavy Industries and Accenture are collaborating to design a ‘connected smart ship’ that will enable ship owners to better manage their fleets and achieve potential operational savings through the application of digital technologies. Services are expected to include real-time alerts and warnings, predictive maintenance and more efficient scheduling. The collaboration is part of Hyundai Heavy Industries’ plans to expand its business, moving from manufacturing to services.

2015 188

CNH Industrial to take $250M strategic stake in Nikola; partnership on fuel-cell and battery-electric heavy-duty trucks

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CNH Industrial N.V., the owner of IVECO and FPT Industrial, intends to enter into a strategic and exclusive heavy-duty truck partnership with Nikola Corporation to accelerate industry transformation towards emission neutrality of Class 8 heavy-duty trucks in North America and Europe through the adoption of fuel-cell technology. IVECO is the European leader in natural gas vehicles, with some 28,000 of its trucks and buses powered by FPT Industrial engines.

2019 188

OC&C survey finds US consumers lag behind major industrialized countries in embracing electric/hybrid vehicles

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Americans are much less likely than consumers in other major industrialized countries to purchase an electric vehicle or hybrid, largely because of concerns over access to charging stations away from home, according to a survey by global consulting firm OC&C Strategy Consultants. US consumers are interested in “bundling” car-related services—such as insurance, service and maintenance and breakdown coverage—into one monthly bill.

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The Next Oil Price Spike May Cripple The Industry

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How it is possible for the price of oil to go both up and not up, and what would that mean for the oil industry? In fact, we have been highlighting this threat to the energy industry in articles since 2015, for example here , here , here and here.) The second is that under the best of circumstances it will take the EV industry close to another decade to close this cost of ownership gap. Why an oil price spike would be bad for the industry.

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Feature: Top 6 Reasons Why an EV Is the Right Choice

Clean Fleet Report

Low Maintenance Costs. It has fewer parts that would need constant maintenance and replacement. Car dealerships will advise you on the frequency of maintenance needed at the time of purchase. It’s Getting Easier To Go Electric.

ChargePoint Introduces Industry’s Most Comprehensive Global Electric? Fleet Charging Portfolio?

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Leclanché picks Comau to develop automated industrial-scale manufacturing lines for Li-ion battery modules for transport

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Comau, a member of the FCA Group, is a worldwide leader in delivering advanced industrial automation products and systems. Its portfolio includes technology and systems for electric, hybrid and traditional vehicle manufacturing, industrial robots, collaborative and wearable robotics, autonomous logistics, dedicated machining centers and interconnected digital services and products able to transmit, elaborate and analyze machine and process data.

2019 177

US Navy holding industry forum to discuss electric leasing plans in California

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To facilitate an interactive electric vehicle leasing discussion with industry partners, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command is holding an Industry Forum on 21 July 2015 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the CalEPA Headquarters Building in Sacramento, California. The Department of Navy is interested in exploring topics associated with electric vehicle leasing, including availability, warranties, maintenance, liabilities, charging infrastructure support, and other considerations.

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Dürr introduces new generation of painting robots with greater kinematic freedom; Industry 4.0

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This can significantly reduce investment and maintenance costs in the paint booth. The Dürr robot family benefits from its modular design in production and maintenance. This low level of complexity and the uniform component design throughout reduce warehousing costs and simplify maintenance work. This control platform combines numerous sensors and actuators belonging to the paint robot and the superordinate maintenance or control systems.

2016 195

Dürr bringing AI to the paint shop

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The solution, which combines the latest IT technology and mechanical engineering expertise, identifies sources of defects and determines optimal maintenance schedules. The AI application Advanced Analytics by Dürr identifies sources of defects and determines optimal maintenance schedules.

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Sturman Industries introduces new engine controller

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Sturman Industries has introduced the Sockeye second-generation S?TEC based maintenance, cylinder balancing, combustion of unknown blends of fuels, and improved engine torque when using alternative fuels such as JP?8, TEC (Sturman?Total Total Engine Controller). Customer support options are available from bare board purchases to turnkey solutions.

2012 174

Dürr delivers one of biggest paint shops in China to SAIC Volkswagen; AI and big data

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One piece of maintenance software for all components in a paint shop. For SVW, mobile versions also have the advantage that the employees can access maintenance data using tablets by scanning QR codes on plant components. The software has interfaces to the plant equipment’s almost 130 controllers, and uses them to determine each piece of equipment’s need for maintenance based on up-to-date information like operating hours or counter readings. AI Big Data Industry 4.0

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BMW Group and Microsoft launch Open Manufacturing Platform

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The Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP) is designed to break down these barriers through the creation of an open technology framework and cross-industry community. The goal is to accelerate future Industrial IoT developments, shorten time to value and drive production efficiencies while addressing common industrial challenges. The OMP will be designed to address common industrial challenges such as machine connectivity and on-premises systems integration. Industry 4.0

2019 254

Continental increases focus on automated and autonomous driving in the agricultural industry

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Continental is intensifying its activities in the field of automated and autonomous driving in the agricultural industry. Advanced driver assistance systems and predictive maintenance concepts are already integral elements of the agricultural industry. To achieve its goals in this sector, Continental is drawing on the technological expertise of its automotive engineers and systematically transferring this knowhow to the needs of its customers in the agricultural industry.

2017 150

US DOT awards $13.6M to 8 projects to advance fuel cell technology for transit industry

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million in federal funding to 8 projects to advance the commercialization of American-made fuel cell buses for the transit industry. This project provides critical information on long-term operation, performance and maintenance of fuel cell buses against technical targets. Best Practices in Hydrogen Fueling and Maintenance Facilities Develops a best practices guide for transit agencies in hydrogen fueling and maintenance facilities.

2013 244

Xerox and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to work together on Intelligent Transport System projects

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At the ITS World Congress and Exhibition, Xerox and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore, globally, on a case-by-case basis, potential joint Intelligent Transport System (ITS) opportunities.

2015 197

GE Oil & Gas secures order for industry’s first 20-ksi deepwater BOP stack and riser

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GE Oil & Gas has received an order for the offshore oil and gas industry’s first 20,000-psi (20-ksi)-rated deepwater blowout preventer (BOP) stack and riser systems from Maersk Drilling. The 20-ksi drilling system being developed will include a number of new real-time monitoring and condition-based maintenance technologies aimed at improving uptime by reducing unplanned maintenance.

2014 190

DiDi partners with SoftBank in Japan for platform services for taxi industry, launches open new energy car-sharing platform

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have established a partnership to provide platform services for the taxi industry. DiDi hopes to leverage on its AI strengths and national network to empower the entire automotive industry chain. DiDi believes the new program will reduce cost and enhance efficiency for the entire industry chain by integrating resources from cars, capital, parking spaces, charging points and refueling stations, to auto-maintenance and repair services in a new, open ecosystem of collaboration.

2018 174

Li-ion Reserve in the World: How it Revolutionised the EV Industry

Get Electric Vehicle

Low Maintenance – no periodic discharge is needed; there is no memory. If the number of hybrid and electric vehicles fueled by rechargeable lithium batteries grows, the lithium industry will benefit.

Linde Material Handling delivers hydrogen fuel cell industrial trucks and tow trucks to BMW for BMW i production; H2IntraDrive

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Linde Material Handling recently handed over a fleet of four tow trucks and five industrial trucks with hydrogen fuel cell hybrid drive to the BMW plant in Leipzig. With the H2IntraDrive we are taking an important step towards making hydrogen-powered industrial trucks ready for industrial-scale production. By contrast, the fuel cell hybrid system used in these Linde vehicles can be refueled within just a few minutes and requires relatively little maintenance.

2013 212

Top electric vehicles battery manufacturers in India

Electric Vehicles India

Exide Industries Ltd. Exide Industries Ltd is an Indian multinational storage battery manufacturer company and a life insurance company, headquartered in Kolkata, India. Also read related article: 10 industries for the development of EVs-ISRO.

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Balqon Corporation introduces HIQAP industrial lithium-ion packs to replace lead-acid batteries

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Balqon Corporation, a developer of heavy-duty electric vehicles, drive systems and lithium battery storage devices, has introduced high-capacity lithium-ion batteries as an alternative to the current industrial deep cycle lead acid batteries. Growing worldwide concern over lead contamination resulting from lead acid batteries can hamper sustainable growth of the solar industry. HIQAP low cost, high efficiency, long life and zero maintenance can help long term growth of the industry.

Nesscap Introduces New Ultracap Modules for Automotive and Industrial Markets

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recently introduced five new ultracapacitor modules for the industrial and automotive markets. The 16-volt 108-Farad module is especially designed for space constrained automotive and industrial applications and is fully integrated and incorporates proprietary balancing, monitoring and thermal management capabilities. In wind turbine blade pitch and braking systems and other industrial applications, they provide reliable, cost-effective, maintenance-free energy storage.

2010 163

IMW Industries introduces mobile CNG Station for fueling small to mid-size fleets

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IMW Industries , a subsidiary of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., Offering both time-fill and fast-fill fueling capabilities, the natural gas compression/dispensing system is mounted on a 24-foot trailer for quick deployment to fleet locations across the country to provide CNG fueling for new fleets or while a permanent station is under construction or undergoing equipment maintenance.

2011 183

Liquid Robotics and Schlumberger form joint venture for wave-powered autonomous marine vehicles for oil and gas industry

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and Schlumberger have created Liquid Robotics Oil & Gas , a joint venture to develop services for the oil and gas industry using Wave Gliders, the first wave-powered, autonomous marine vehicles. Wave Gliders can travel to a distant area, collect data, and return for maintenance without ever requiring a ship to leave port. Liquid Robotics, Inc.

2012 190

FANUC to build factory of the future using NVIDIA AI platform; self-teaching robots in the FIELD system

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FANUC collaborated on the development of FIELD with Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT-enabled digitization; Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information solutions; and Preferred Networks, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence solutions. With ZDT, FANUC also keeps track of robot usage and sends reminders at appropriate intervals to ensure important maintenance activities are completed on time. Big Data Industry 4.0

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