Ansys | October 06, 2020
New multi-year agreement aids Cummins in efforts to create more sustainable engines, drives enterprise-wide collaboration and supports initiatives related to PLANET 2050. Cummins engineers are using Ansys' SPDM platform and physics-based digital twins to speed digital transformation. Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) is using Ansys (NASDAQ: ANSS) in its research related to improving emissions profiles, performance and other attributes of diesel and alternative fuel engines. Through a new multi-year agreement, Ansys will aid Cummins engineers in their development of new engine designs, empower enterprise-wide collaboration and support initiatives related to PLANET 2050 — Cummins ambitious environmental sustainability strategy that aims to reduce greenhouse gas and air emissions. Through the collaboration, Cummins leverages Ansys' tools and next-generation simulation process and data management (SPDM) platform to expedite the development of innovative, sustainable engines — significantly maximizing torque and horsepower, enhancing thermal efficiency and improving fuel economy, resulting in significant customer savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Mecanica | February 18, 2022
Mecanica Scientific Services Corporation (Mecanica), announced its acquisition of Collision Engineering Associates Inc., (CEA) of Mesa, Arizona, on February 16, 2022, thus expanding Mecanica's range of specialization, regions served, and its client base. Mecanica, an engineering and scientific analysis firm, specializes in heavy trucks, accident reconstruction, and event data recorders. CEA, a 27-year-old company, specializes in accident reconstruction, expert testimony, and investigations for a variety of vehicles including automobiles, motorcycles, and heavy trucks in Arizona and the Southwest region of the US. Through its acquisition, and by retaining CEA's Mesa, AZ office, Mecanica emerged as a leading service provider in accident reconstruction, heavy truck event data recorder analysis in the Western and Southwest states.
"We welcome the Collision Engineering Associates, Inc.'s illustrious team, including Wes Grimes, former President of CEA to serve as our Director of Forensics, and Jonathan Balasa, Charles Dickerson, Ann Grimes, and Tara Lee, to join Mecanica in continuing to deliver vanguard technical expertise and service to our clients, With this growth, we expect to provide our clients better service by being closer to where they need us."
-states John C. Steiner, CEO of Mecanica.
CEA clients will continue receiving superb care to which they have become accustomed, with seamless integration, as many of the same personnel are remaining in place. Also, the Mesa, AZ office will remain open to serve our longstanding clients assures Wes Grimes.
With this acquisition, Mecanica now serves clients in 13 states, Canada and Mexico. "Our newly expanded team of highly trained scientists and engineers have worked in the law enforcement, private industry, and public sector, and bring a convergence of perspectives and values that inform the science and sensibilities of our work" observes John Grindey, COO of Mecanica.
With its headquarters in Oxnard, CA and offices in Elk Grove, CA, San Diego, CA, McMinville, OR, as well as its subsidiary, Mecánica Científicos de México, S. de R.L. de C.V. with operations in Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico, Mecanica has grown since its inception in 2014 from a staff of three to twenty-nine employees. Mecanica has expanded its client base to include public and private entities throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
XCMG | May 04, 2022
XCMG, China's largest construction machinery manufacturer, is a world leader in autonomous road building technology. By integrating 5G and artificial intelligence, the company's in-house research and development team performs experiments and simulations to develop high-precision technologies for usage in real-world settings.
The research and development team recently conducted three straight months of on-site trials. The team created a high-precision alignment solution for an unmanned construction roller's strapdown inertial navigation system, increasing control accuracy from 20cm to 5cm. The team labored in difficult weather conditions in Xinjiang's Karamay Desert. After hundreds of days of data collection and testing, the team resolved industry-wide bottleneck issues such as complex environment cluster interaction and welt compression, resulting in a 20% increase in compression efficiency.
These efforts by the in-house research and development team ultimately result in advancements and improvements to XCMG's autonomous road building technology. To date, the company's second-generation unmanned cluster construction equipment has been used in 15 highway construction projects spanning 12 provinces throughout China, including the Pan-Dalian Expressway, the Jingxiong Expressway, the reconstruction and expansion of the Beijing-Taipei Expressway, the S420 Jinhu Section, the Xinjiang S21 Desert Expressway, and maintenance projects on the Shanghai-Nanjing Expressway.
The overall length of construction is 500 kilometers, the longest in the industry, and the average annual time spent by technicians doing the in-depth study is 170 days. National authorities have previously designated vital indications such as vehicle positioning and acquisition accuracy, trajectory and control accuracy, and obstacle avoidance radar sensitivity for technical appraisal. Additionally, the XCMG comprehensive test site's unmanned system claims a 3,000-hour test duration without incident.
According to data from significant projects like the Jingxiong Expressway, Panda Expressway, and Xinliunan Expressway, unmanned construction rollers consumed 85 percent of working time and 80 percent of running track for every 1km of subgrade development compared to traditional construction rollers. In addition, the unmanned construction rollers resulted in a 15% reduction in fuel consumption and a 20% increase in efficiency.
"Our autonomous road construction technology efforts focus on three core points: efficiency, quality, and cost. Just like the automated production line of the manufacturing industry, automated construction technology can improve standardization and achieve high-quality, high-efficiency construction solutions,"
Cui Jisheng, General Manager of XCMG Road Machinery Division