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KONE announces an open competition to connect almost anything to an elevator

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KONE announces an open competition to connect almost anything to an elevator

KONE announces an open competition to connect almost anything to an elevator KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, is launching an open competition, KONE DX Experiments, to identify innovative new ideas on what to connect to KONE DX Class elevators. The mind, a wheelchair, a drone, a smartwatch – what would you connect?After launching the world's first digital elevator series, KONE DX Class elevators are now being delivered in many markets around the world. Together with the KONE digital platform and secure, open application programming interfaces (APIs) that allow almost anything to be connected to the...

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Fast telescoping using rope pull technology for Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1 compact crane

Fast telescoping Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1 compact crane rope pull technology

Fast telescoping using rope pull technology for Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1 compact crane

Fast telescoping using rope pull technology for Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1 compact crane Liebherr Europe LTC 1050-3.1 available with either TELEMATIK or rope boom New alternative for crane contractors who chiefly use the compact crane inside buildings The customer has the choice – power and length or familiarity and speed Liebherr has developed another option for its successful LTC 1050-3.1 compact crane – in future crane contractors will have the choice between the existing 36 metre telescopic boom with the TELEMATIK fast cycle telescoping system and a new 31 metre boom featuring rope extension technology. The first machines with the new...

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Autonomous dump trucks to operate in Norwegian stone quarry

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Autonomous dump trucks to operate in Norwegian stone quarry

Innovation Autonomous dump trucks to operate in Norwegian stone quarry Starting next spring, four autonomous dump trucks will start hauling rock for crushing at a stone quarry on the west coast of Norway. The order is a milestone for Norwegian autonomous vehicle company Steer AS, whose vehicles had previously been used only for dangerous jobs like clearing artillery ranges.“We can now utilise our technology with a customer within an industry with a lot of potential. This is very exciting!” said Steer chairman Ketil Solvik Olsen.The customer is Romarheim, which has been contracted to operate the quarry near Osterfjord, north of...

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New Sustainable Building Materials Developed from Trees

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New Sustainable Building Materials Developed from Trees

New Sustainable Building Materials Developed from Trees Two new trees grown in the eastern United States have been identified for cross-laminated timber, a sustainable building material. Elizabeth Montalbano | Apr 07, 2020 Researchers have identified two tree species that they think are a good source of wood for a new sustainable type of building material that could promote a more environmentally friendly construction industry. The eastern hemlock and eastern white pine—two trees found natively in forests of the northeastern United States—potentially have the structural stability to be used as cross-laminated timber, or CLT, researchers at the University of Massachusetts (UMass)...

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Present and Future Trends in Biodegradable Polymers

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Present and Future Trends in Biodegradable Polymers

Present and Future Trends in Biodegradable Polymers Image: Digitalstock/Adobe Stock Environmental concerns are raising the profile of biodegradable plastic, which is forecast to grow to more than $6 billion in market size by 2023. As researchers continue to develop new materials and improve properties, biodegradable polymers are poised to revolutionize everything from food packaging to medical devices. Dr. Raj Shah, Mr. Rui Chen, Ms.Hillary Wong | Nov 17, 2020 Demand for biodegradable polymers has been rising as a result of environmental concerns regarding the use of nonrenewable materials. Styrofoam and other plastics are among the most produced materials used for...

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