Samsung Research Centers Around the World Take Top Places in Prominent AI Challenges

Samsung Research Centers Around the World Take Top Places in Prominent AI Challenges

Samsung Electronics’ Global Research & Development (R&D) Centers are continuing to trailblaze in their research in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Following the granting of several global AI awards and industry recognition to Samsung researchers around the globe, researchers in Poland and China recently won a set of highly prestigious global AI challenges.

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Lochinvar: All-electric hot water solutions

Cavalier electric storage-type water heaters have hot water outputs of up to 930 litres per hour, and are suitable for many commercial applications. They can integrate with heat pumps to provide all-electric solutions, supported by the expertise of an established market leading water heater manufacturer.


How Will The Energy Transition Look For The Rest of 2020 And Beyond?

2020 has been an unusual time, with the coronavirus pandemic having an immediate and significant impact on all aspects of the energy sector – oil and gas, electricity, emissions, and mobility. While the sudden effects may be a flash in the pan as most of the world returns to normalcy, COVID-19 will undoubtedly catalyze the energy transition, as it provided stakeholders a snapshot into the future of demand.


Berner Introduces the PureAir Package™ for Air Curtains

PureAir Package™ – an air disinfection system for air curtains that purifies air of viruses, VOCs, and other airborne particulates. Available to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic in retail, hospitals, schools, elder care, and other commercial spaces.


Emerson Delivers Over 6,000 STEM Kits to Local Missouri School Districts in Preparation for Back-to-School

This week, Emerson delivered thousands of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activity kits to elementary and middle schools in the Ferguson-Florissant and Jennings school districts in north St. Louis county, near the company’s world headquarters. Students and families in those districts will be able to pick up their own STEM activity kits from their schools as they prepare for a school year that incorporates more learning outside the classroom than ever before.

Wieland: new possibilities thanks to new materials

The extrusion process introduced in 1901 allowed – and required – special copper alloys. Within a few years, the number of these alloys increased explosively, as did the variety of extruded shapes and the products made from them.

Voting for the Kenneth Lightfoot Medal is now open

Lightfoot picIOR members can now vote for the Kenneth Lightfoot Medal which rewards the best paper in the IOR paper and presentation 2019/20 session. Eligible papers, which are available from the IOR web site, are as follows:

Danfoss: Interim announcement for the first half of 2020

Danfoss sales amounted to EUR 2.9 billion in the first half, which is 10% lower than the same period last year. Operating profit (EBITA) reached EUR 309 million, 19% below the same period last year, with an EBITA-margin of 10.8% against 12.1% in the first half last year.

Cover Story

Daikin & Rotex Merge to Expand European Heating Business

Following the brand change of Rotex products to Daikin brand on January 1, 2020, the sales, marketing, and service activities of Daikin Airconditioning Germany (DAG) and Rotex Heating Systems (ROG) were merged as of July 1, 2020. The production site in Güglingen, Germany, was renamed Daikin Manufacturing Germany GmbH (DMGG) and will become an important pillar in the Daikin Group’s European production network in the next few years.

Air Purifiers Riding a Wave on Global Stage

In Japan, domestic shipments of air purifiers increased sharply this April. According to data from the Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association (JEMA), shipments of air purifiers increased by 64.3% on a volume basis and by 71% on a value basis in April 2020, compared with the same month last year. In contrast, room air conditioner (RAC) shipments decreased by 8.2% on a volume basis and by 143% on a value basis in April 2020, compared with the same month last year, according to data from the Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA).

Interview

Outes to Build a New Space for Human Green Life with Its Heat Pump Technology

Outes, a brand of Zhejiang Zhongguang Electrical, is a leading heat pump manufacturer in China. JARN interviewed Zhu Jianjun, chairman of Outes, to gain an insight into the company’s business focusing on heat pumps. Outes is a leading Chinese air-to-water (ATW) heat pump manufacturer with a rich variety of projects and a good marketing reputation. We have world-class production lines and our laboratory got accredited by China National Accreditation Service (CNAS), Technischer Überwachungs-Verein (TÜV), and Bureau Veritas (BV). We supply Comfort Home systems for the residential market as well as cooling/heating and hot water integrated solutions for the commercial market.

AFPAC Helps Upgrade the Flourishing French Heat Pump Industry

JARN interviewed Eric Bataille, president of Association Française pour la Pompe à Chaleur (AFPAC), to hear about the French heat pump market. AFPAC is the French heat pump association, and was created in 2002. AFPAC brings together all stakeholders from the heat pump sector: manufacturers, engineering companies, wholesalers, installers, and maintenance companies. AFPAC is recognized by French policymakers as an indispensable interlocutor and is frequently consulted.

EHPA Believes Heat Pumps Play a Critical Role in Decarbonizing Society

Heat pumps provide unique benefits for the current and future energy system. EHPA’s vision is a sustainable, integrated, smart energy system with heat pumps being the dominant solution for the heating and cooling sector. For this, at least 51% of buildings will have to be equipped with heat pumps. However, this may not be enough, considering the challenge and from a technology perspective, a larger share is possible. Heating and cooling are responsible for 50% of Europe’s energy demand.

Market

Aermec: UV lighting the road to recovery

Clifford Saunders, Aermec UK’s Senior Applications Engineer, explains how fan coils offering both comfort and sanitisation of indoor air can make workplaces safer. The Covid-19 outbreak has made us all aware of the importance of good hygiene practices but it has also turned the spotlight on air movement and the health of a building’s occupants.

LG pays tribute to U.S. workers for one million washing machines

American consumers spending more time at home are investing in home upgrades such as new washing machines. One company staying busy due to this trend is LG Electronics, which today announced a milestone of one million washing machines produced at LG’s new Tennessee manufacturing plant. This milestone is a tribute to the hundreds of men and women producing LG’s award-winning washers in the United States, people whose safety is LG’s number one priority.

STULZ: Consulting Specifying Engineer's 2020 Product of the Year

STULZ WallFlow is nominated for the 2020 Product of the Year by Consulting Specifying Engineer Magazine.
Consulting Specifying Engineer has announced its Product of the Year finalists and the STULZ WallFlow Custom AHU is among the finalist for the 2020 prize. CSE subscribers can vote for the WallFlow here.

Product

Emerson Survey: Hands-On Experience Critical for STEM Education, a Challenge in Remote Learning

As school districts across the United States reimagine the start to the school year in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, a parent survey by manufacturing software and technology leader Emerson (NYSE: EMR) finds that a vital part of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education has been difficult to translate from the classroom to virtual learning: hands-on experience.

Badger Meter Brings Increased Value to Customers With New netAMP Enabled™ Offering

Badger Meter announced the availability of netAMP Enabled™ to significantly expedite end-to-end Advanced Metering deployments. netAMP Enabled complements smart water technologies from Badger Meter, including BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA), ORION® Cellular LTE-M endpoints and smart water meters, by providing customers a fixed, subscription-based Metering-as-a-Service program to receive all their Badger Meter equipment, meters, software and services to upgrade antiquated infrastructures.

Eurovent joins shecco’s Virtual Trade Show

Eurovent has partnered up with ATMOsphere / shecco to participate in the first Global Virtual Trade Show of its kind on 1 September 2020. Eurovent has become an official partner of the event and will be present with its own virtual booth. Attendance is free of charge.

Photo Report

Climate World 2020 Ends on a High Note

The 16th International Specialized Exhibition Climate World, the main Russian event in the field of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R), was organized by APIC, the Russian association of climate industry professionals, and Euroexpo from March 10 to 13, 2020 in Moscow.

EuroShop 2020 Showcases Sustainable Refrigeration Equipment

EuroShop, the world’s No. 1 retail trade fair, was held on February 16 to 20, 2020 at Messe Düsseldorf, Germany. On the exhibition floor, 2,300 exhibitors from 57 nations exhibited their latest innovations addressing market trends. We present here our photo report introducing the exhibitors’ highlighted products and technologies.

Supermarket Trade Show 2020 Leaps Toward Automation

From February 12 to 14, the Supermarket Trade Show (SMTS) 2020 was held at Makuhari Messe. It attracted 2,331 exhibitors including various companies and groups. Occupying 3,599 booths, the current show was visited by more than 80,000 persons over the three-day event. SMTS is an exhibition that dispatches the latest information to the food distribution industry centering on supermarkets, while serving as a place for business talks/negotiations.

 
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