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Mining

Top 10: Mega Earthmovers

10.) Bagger 293 bucket-wheel excavator The Bagger 293 bucket-wheel excavator is arguably the largest man-made piece of machinery ever made. Constructed in Germany, the mega earthmover is the Guinness World Record-holder for largest land vehicle – towering at 310 feet tall, 722 feet long, and weighing over 31- million pounds. The bucket-wheel itself is over…

Plastics & Chemicals

Go With the Flow

Gordon Varney and Lydia Gaunt explain how to select pumps in the water, wastewater and sewage industry THE THREE main pump applications discussed in this article are water, wastewater and sludge. The differences between these fluids can lead to diverse pumping requirements and specific pump selection. Water and wastewater treatment typically run as continuous processes…

Marine

Refined product drop hits inland marine sector

Not surprisingly, the Covid-19 pandemic has put a dent in the refined product volumes inland barge operators transport from refineries and chemical plants, particularly along the Gulf Coast, which houses half of the nation’s oil refining capacity. With  Gulf Coast refinery and petrochemical plant utilization hovering between 70% and 75% going into the third quarter,…

Paper & Converting

Sonoco implementing price increase for uncoated recycled paperboard

Sonoco announced it is implementing a $50 per ton price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) in the United States and Canada, effective with shipments beginning November 16, 2020. Sonoco cited significantly longer backlogs at its mills along with continuing inflation of input costs, especially freight and papermaking chemicals as the drivers…

CNC Metalworking & Manufacturing

House-bound aspiring young design engineers offered chance to conceive their own Rolls-Royce luxury car

Overall winner, as judged by the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars design team, will receive a digitally rendered illustration of their submission, will be driven, along with a friend, to school in a chauffeured Rolls-Royce. One other lucky entrant will also get a luxury ride to school, while their school will receive a Greenpower electric car for…

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