THE FASTEST CONVEYOR BELT IN THE WORLD
Keeping this record demands the flawless coordination of 46 transport belts. In Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo, conveyor belts transport coal from a 90,960-hectare mine to the loading station at the port 47.5 kilometers away.
KNOTTING, ROLLING, CRUSHING: IMPRESSIVE FOOD PROCESSING MACHINERY
A crispy pretzel or a filled praline is a quick moment of indulgence. But did you know how much sophisticated technology goes into inserting the tender, melting crème into a wafer-thin chocolate case that yields with an audible crack? Or why fish is better chilled in ice made from salt water than fresh water for splintering reasons? VDMAimpulse presents five food processing machines that process even delicate ingredients in next to no time.
"THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A SET FORMULA FOR GOOD VEHICLE DESIGN"
Whether powered by electricity, hybrid engines or fuel cell technology, car engines are facing a period of transition. The impact this has on vehicle design and what it means when autonomous driving is added to the mix is explained by Adrian van Hooydonk, Head of BMW Group Design.
"PRODUCT DESIGN CANNOT BE LEFT TO THE MARKETING DEPARTMENT"
How has the importance of industrial and product design changed? How strong is nature's influence on product design? And: what role plays design in terms of communicating technological change? Klaus Klemp, Professor of Design Theory and History of Design at HfG Offenbach, gives answers.
US TAX REFORM AND ITS IMPACT ON GERMANY'S MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SECTOR
Initial analyses suggest that the changes to US tax law will not only have an impact on the American economy, but also on other industrial nations and thus for German mechanical engineering.
IT ALL STARTED WITH CHINA
In 1993, Andreas Fäth (63) unexpectedly became a member of a project team working on the construction of Linde's forklift truck factory in Xiamen, southern China. This moment of fate was to have a lasting impact on his career. Linde (China) went on to become the largest foreign supplier of material handling solutions in the Chinese market and the market leader in the premium segment - a success story of Sino-German cooperation. For Fäth, it was the beginning of a long-term love affair.