AuCom MV: Trusted by heavy industry

Posted by AuCom on 15/07/19 14:00

Samsung Heavy Industries, one of the world’s largest shipbuilders – is currently undertaking construction of eight ‘Neo-Panamax’ container shipping vessels that will utilise Samsung’s revolutionary SAVER Air lubrication system.

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Topics: Projects, Soft Start Control, Success Stories, Marine


CSXi: Passing the Toyota test

Posted by AuCom on 21/05/19 13:51

Around the globe, Toyota are well known for being at the forefront of process innovation; setting high standards with a high level of attention to detail. Their newest production facility in the township of Caleras de Amexhe in Guanajuato, México is no exception to this rule. We're proud to say that the AuCom CSXi has passed the Toyota test, with multiple CSXi units already installed at the new facility that is expected to begin full-time production by the end of 2019.

Each vehicle manufactured by Toyota must go through multiple tests before going to the market. One of the most common tests consists of a water shower applied to the outside of the vehicle to verify that there is no ingress of water into the vehicle.

To perform this test, the vehicle is placed in a shower test room which sprays water at constant pressure through a hydraulic spray system divided into three sections: lateral (both sides), upper and lower (as shown in figure 1). Each section has an independent water distribution system, so it is necessary to implement a pumping system for each section.

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Topics: Projects, Soft Start Control, System Design, Pumping, Water Hammer, Industry Applications


Keeping things cool in the UAE

Posted by AuCom on 19/03/19 13:24

As global experts in fixed speed motor control we're committed to providing our customers with world class support. For our team in the UAE, this means offering a maintenance service and 24/7 on-call emergency support to end users to keep their critical systems running smoothly and reliably.

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Topics: Projects, Soft Start Control, Success Stories, AuCom Services, Building Services, HVAC


Successful commissioning of Nice Tramway tunnel ventilation

Posted by AuCom on 18/01/19 11:31

Twenty two EMX4e soft starters have just been commissioned by Fuji Europe in Nice, France as part of the Nice Tramway expansion project.

The starters are responsible for the control of ventilation fans in the 3.2 km tunnel stretch of the new Line 2 Ouest-Est (T2) section of the Tramway.

In case of fire in the tunnel, the starters will work together with Fuji variable speed drives to channel smoke out of the tunnel and manage the oxygen supply.

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Topics: Projects, Success Stories, AuCom Services, Industry Applications, HVAC


AuCom soft starters support excavation of extension to the Panama Canal

Posted by AuCom on 05/09/16 12:16

Running through the Central American nation of Panama, the Panama Canal has been an important conduit for international trade between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans for over 100 years. In 2016 the largest expansion of the trade route since its original construction was completed.

The capacity increase of the new canal has more than doubled, with the maximum ship size able to carry 5000 TEUs (terminal equivalent units). Vessels with capacity of more than 13,000 TEUs will be able to navigate the expanded canal system.

This feat of engineering has an overall program cost of $US 5.25 billion, and has involved shifting more than 50 million cubic metres of material (an Olympic-sized swimming pool has a 2500 cubic metres capacity).

Part of the expansion was the Pacific Access Channel, known as PAC4, which involved the excavation of some of that 50 million cubic metres in the form of a 6.1km long access channel for a set of new Pacific locks. AuCom distributer in the region, El Salvador-based Industrial Systems, has played a role in making the huge project happen.

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Topics: Water & Wastewater, Projects, Soft Start Control, Pumping


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