Month: February 2022

  • Keysight, NTT DOCOMO Collaborate to Accelerate Open RAN Ecosystem Maturity

    Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan’s largest telecommunications company, to support the development and deployment of multi-vendor 5G networks built…

  • Mitsubishi Electric Develops Teaching-Less Robot System Technology

    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced it has developed a teaching-less robot system technology to enable robots to perform tasks, such as sorting and arrangement as fast as humans without having to be taught by specialists. The system incorporates Mitsubishi Electric’s Maisart®1 AI technologies including high-precision speech recognition, which allows operators to…

  • CRH Sells Oldcastle Building Envelope in $3.8bn deal

    Building materials firm CRH has agreed to sell its Oldcastle Building Envelope unit in a $3.8bn deal. The business, a specialist in glass building products, is being acquired by New York-based private equity firm KPS Capital Partners. Based in Dallas, Texas, OBE’s biggest market is North America. The deal consists…

  • Saint-Gobain Joins US Department of Energy’s Better Climate Challenge, Aiming to Significantly Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030

    Saint-Gobain North America, and its building products subsidiary CertainTeed LLC, have joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Climate Challenge, a new platform encouraging businesses and other organizations to drive real-world action toward significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and sharing strategies to reduce carbon and save energy. The Better Climate…

  • FPL Announces Cummins To Supply Electrolyzer For Florida’s First “Green” Hydrogen Plant – Potential Key To Carbon-Free Electricity

    Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today announced Cummins Inc. will supply a 25-megawatt (MW) electrolyzer system for the groundbreaking FPL Cavendish NextGen Hydrogen Hub – Florida’s first of its kind “green” hydrogen plant – which could lay the groundwork for a 100% carbon-free energy future. “At FPL, we are…

  • Desktop Metal Ships Its First P-50 to Stanley Black & Decker

    Desktop Metal, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, has commenced shipments of its Production System™ P-50 Additive Manufacturing machine, with the first customer to receive the new model announced as Stanley Black & Decker. Headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut, USA, Stanley Black & Decker is the world’s largest tool company operating nearly fifty…

  • Trimble Jobsite Connectivity Bundle Links 3d Models And Data Across Trimble Civil Construction Hardware And Software Solutions

    Trimble announced the Trimble® Jobsite Connectivity Bundle, a software bundle that links 3D models and data across Trimble civil construction hardware and software solutions. The interoperability of the solutions provides for a more efficient and reliable transfer of files throughout the construction lifecycle, giving contractors a single source of truth…

  • Pilkington Fires Furnace With 100% Biofuel

    Pilkington says it is the first glassmaker in the world to fire its furnace using 100% biofuel. In an industry trial to find sustainable alternatives to natural gas, Pilkington fired its furnace at its factory in St Helens for four days using only biofuel. It created the 165,000 m2 of…

  • Marubeni And KYOCERA To Implement Proof Of Concept for a Smart Checkout System

    Marubeni Corporation (hereinafter, “Marubeni”) and KYOCERA Corporation (hereinafter, “KYOCERA”) will begin a Proof of Concept (POC)* test for a smart checkout system equipped with KYOCERA’s AI object recognition technology (hereinafter, “system”) at supermarkets in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, this summer with the long-term aim of putting the system into practical use.…

  • John Deere Acquires Full Ownership Of Three Deere-Hitachi JV Factories

    John Deere (DE) said it has acquired full ownership of three Deere-Hitachi joint venture factories and has begun new license and supply agreements with Hitachi Construction Machinery. The two companies have ended their joint venture manufacturing and marketing agreements. The company noted that the former joint venture factories will continue…

  • Takeuchi Buying S.C. Kobelco Plant Where Layoffs Occurred Last Year

    Takeuchi Manufacturing-U.S. is taking a step to increase its capacity and speed of compact track loader production and delivery in the North American market with acquisition of an excavator plant from Kobelco Construction Machinery. The $34.35 million acquisition of the Moore, South Carolina plant is expected to boost production capacity…

  • Johnson Controls and Newark Board of Education Usher in Award-Winning Sustainability Initiative

    Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, is collaborating with the Newark, N.J., Board of Education under a $95M Energy Savings Improvement Program (ESIP) initiative. The far-reaching sustainability effort will modernize 60 schools throughout the district by implementing Johnson Controls’ energy-efficient, water saving and renewable energy…

  • AGCO and AgRevolution to Showcase New Solutions from Fendt®, Massey Ferguson®, and Hesston by Massey Ferguson® at 2022 NFMS

    AGCO will showcase equipment from its Fendt®, Massey Ferguson®, Hesston by Massey Ferguson®, and Gleaner® brands at the 2022 National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) in Louisville, Kentucky, on February 16-19. The AGCO (booths 7801 and 7823) and AgRevolution™ (booth 7603) exhibits will showcase the first-ever North American display of Massey…

  • AGCO And AgRevolution to Showcase New Solutions from Fendt®, Massey Ferguson®, and Hesston by Massey Ferguson® at 2022 NFMS

    AGCO will showcase equipment from its Fendt®, Massey Ferguson®, Hesston by Massey Ferguson®, and Gleaner® brands at the 2022 National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) in Louisville, Kentucky, on February 16-19. The AGCO (booths 7801 and 7823) and AgRevolution™ (booth 7603) exhibits will showcase the first-ever North American display of Massey…

  • Kawneer And Polar NE Join Forces For Sowenna

    Sowenna CAMHS is Cornwall’s first Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services unit. The £5 million purpose-built project demanded products that could provide a high level of thermal performance, whilst also enhancing the building’s levels of natural light and help achieve a BREEAM Excellent building status. Along with ensuring excellent levels…

  • Keysight Technologies Partners With Telefonica To Deploy Open Networking Solutions

    Keysight Technologies has in collaboration with Telefonica, accomplished the first validation of an open radio access network (RAN) xHaul transport link, advancing development of transport networks based on the O-RAN specifications. xHaul is a unified fronthaul and backhaul networking infrastructure. It creates a common packet-based transport network for flexible and…

  • New Komatsu Hydraulic Rock Breakers

    Komatsu distributor McHale Plant Sales of Birdhill and Rathcoole are reporting a ‘boost in sales’ with the arrival here of the new Komatsu JTHB-B Series, JMHB-H Series and JMHB-V series rock breakers. Compatible with Komatsu excavators from PC09 up to PC1250 models, units are designed to achieve excellent impact energy…

  • Mitsubishi Electric To Buy U.S.-Based Computer Protection Technology

    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that its U.S. subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. (MEPPI) is to acquire all shares of Computer Protection Technology, Inc. (CPT), a San Diego, California-based provider of Power Protection services. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. The acquisition will enable Mitsubishi Electric to expand…

  • Cooper Standard Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2021 Results

    Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. reported results for the fourth quarter and full year 2021. Fourth Quarter Highlights Sales of $601.3 million increased sequentially by 14% compared to third quarter 2021 Net loss of $102.2 million or $(5.98) per fully diluted share, improved sequentially by 17% compared to third quarter 2021 Adjusted…

  • Caterpillar Claims ‘World’s Largest’ Number Of Autonomous Trucks

    manufacturer Caterpillar claims it now has the largest number of autonomous trucks in operation anywhere in the world. The company calls it“a significant milestone”, adding that it has“long been recognized as the industry leader” in autonomous vehicle implementation. Caterpillar says the achievement is“exciting” not only for the mining industry, but…

  • Autodesk Revenue Rises 16% In Q4 2022 Amid Strong Autocad Sales And “Robust Renewal Rates”

    3D design software developer Autodesk (ADSK) has projected double-digit growth for the coming financial year after reporting a 16% rise in revenue during Q4 2022. Autodesk’s revenue results, which are unusually published across financial years, show that in the three months up to January 31, 2022, it generated $1.21 billion, a 16%…

  • Saint-Gobain To Increase Focus On Recruitment To Help Decarbonise Construction

    Saint-Gobain to increase focus on talent recruitment for sustainable construction, digital transformation and sustainability As construction’s role in helping to address the climate challenge is ever clearer, Saint-Gobain is stepping up its pursuit of talented people to help achieve its strategic vision for light and sustainable construction, core to its…

  • Steel Imports up 7% in January 2022 vs. December 2021

    Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that the U.S. imported a total of 3,079,000 net tons (NT) of steel in January 2022, including 2,265,000 net tons (NT) of finished steel (up 6.7% and 0.4%, respectively, vs. December 2021).  Total and finished steel…

  • Application Technology: Fendt Concentrates On Self-Propelled Field Sprayers

    In the future, the agricultural machinery manufacturer AGCO/Fendt will concentrate on self-propelled machines in the application technology product range. In the second quarter 2022, production of the Fendt Rogator 300 trailed field sprayer will be discontinued. Currently, Fendt offers three different series for application technology: the trailed sprayer Fendt Rogator…