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Danieli receives FAC for plate stretcher at AMAG AG

Le 10 octobre 2015, 10:17 dans Humeurs 0

Titanium Plate

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This job has been a challenge from many points of view, given the high quality standards requested by the customer and the demanding performances required from the machine.

This 80MN stretcher is used to process medium-thickness plates with high surface quality and high performance requirements, for alloys ranging from series 1xxx to 7xxx for aerospace to marine, defence and commercial transportation applications.

The rolling line is fully controlled and operated by the automation system supplied by Danieli Automation.

The project got the attention of the Austrian media for the impressive transport of large-dimension component parts from Danieli HQ to the AMAG plant. Due to the weight and size of some loads (more than 200 t), it was not possible to transport them through the Alps due to the weight limitations of bridges and overhead roads. Therefore, these components were transported by ship from Italy to Linz via Rotterdam, and finally delivered to the AMAG site by trucks, right on schedule. All the obstacles that came up during installation were quickly and effectively overcome by the Danieli team, and the first plate was stretched in June 2014, ahead of the target contractual milestone.

The performance test period was characterised by the satisfactory achievement of all the contractual performance figures, some of them even over and above contractual requirements. During this project, Danieli also received the approval of TüV Austria, which represents one of the most important institutes for the certification of machine compliance with European Machine Directives and Regulations.

AMAG signed the Final Acceptance Certificate on June 15, 2015, also issuing a letter of congratulations to Danieli expressing its satisfaction with the whole project.

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India’s aluminum export to rise 5 percent

Le 22 septembre 2015, 08:13 dans Humeurs 0

India’s aluminum exports could rise 5 percent in the current fiscal year to 325,000 tonnes, despite a slowdown in global demand, a senior industry official said, as falling prices have led rival global producers to cut production.

Declining aluminum pipe prices have forced major players such as Alcoa (AA.N) and Norsk Hydro (NHY.OL) to cut output and have prompted China, the world’s largest consumer of the metal, and Japan to ramp up purchases.

“Due to the sudden closure of some of the smelters in the U.S.A., the export demand has slightly improved,” Mukesh Kumar, president of Vedanta Aluminum Ltd, India’s largest aluminum producer, said in an interview.

Vedanta Aluminum, a part of billionaire Anil Agarwal-controlled Vedanta Group (VED.L), produces about 40 percent of the South Asian nation’s total output.

India exported 310,000 tonnes of aluminum in 2011/12, he said.

Aluminum prices have fallen this year alongside other metals as the global economy has cooled. The benchmark three-month LME aluminum contract on Friday, at $1,846.25 per tonne, was down 22 percent from its year-high in March.

Indian aluminum sheet exports to South Korea, Japan and China are currently priced at a premium of $223-$230 per tonne above the LME benchmark, lower than the $240-$260 premium from other countries, traders said.

Low costs and availability of better grades of inputs such as bauxite give Indian smelters an edge over other suppliers, but bureaucratic and environmental delays have limited the availability of coal, a major fuel for aluminum production.

“The capital expenditures and operating costs in India’s plants are nearly 70 to 80 percent of the world average cost due to high-quality bauxite, rich coal deposits and low labor costs,” Kumar said.

“India is blessed with high quality bauxite and coal but the delay in processing of applications (for allotting mines) is the main cause of concerns,” he added.

India produces around 1.6 million tonnes of aluminum and consumes about 1.3 million tonnes annually.

Its domestic demand is poised to grow by 7 to 8 percent a year, led by its power transmission, construction and automobile sectors.

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Are LED Headlights Too Bright?

Le 12 août 2015, 07:54 dans Humeurs 0

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An owner of the 2015 Kia K900 has complained oncoming cars had been flashing at him because the LED headlights were simply too bright, according to a Popular Mechanics report.


 The 16 LED lights used in the Kia K900 headlight system comprise of four low-beam LEDs on each side, making the lights appear as four individual lights instead of one big bulb. The car launched in January 2015 is interesting in that it uses Dynamic Bending headlights According to Kia, LED lights are also used for the car's Daytime Running Lamps (DRL), LED fog lights, turn signal indicators, and Blind Spot Detection System.


 While LEDs can be great in ensuring the road is bright enough, it could be blinding for drivers in the opposite lane. The high beam lights in the 2015 Kia K900 were compared to ";Rikers Island searchlights during a prison break" by the author of the article.


 Perhaps something automotive LED panel light manufacturer need to take into consideration when designing the lights.


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