Last updateThu, 09 Jul 2020 3pm

Italian Company Provides 3-D Printed Valves for Hospital Ventilators

Outside of China, no country has been harder hit during the coronavirus pandemic than Italy. There the digital startup Isinnova, in collaboration with a local entrepreneur, has to date printed more than 100 valves, weighing only 0.7 ounces each, for Chiari hospital in Brescia.

“Made of plastic, these valves connect oxygen masks to ventilators used by coronavirus patients. They are called Venturi valves, named after 18th-century Italian physicist Giovanni Battista Venturi,” The National reports.

Metso Supplies Calcining System to Russia

Metso has signed a contract for the delivery of a calcining system to a customer in Russia. The order’s value is approximately $32 million. Commissioning of the system is expected to take place in 2023.

The system, which consists of two calcining lines with a total capacity of 420 000 tons annually, has been designed to remove moisture and volatile substances and improve the product’s physical and chemical features. Both lines feature a rotary kiln, an afterburner and a rotary cooler. Automation, control and additional systems are also included in the delivery.

Emerson's 2020 ASCO Engineering Scholarship Program Now Open

Emerson announces the application period is now open for its 2020 ASCO Engineering Scholarship Program for U.S. college students. The merit-based scholarships are awarded on the candidate's potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the engineering, instrumentation, systems, and automation professions. Recipients may also be eligible for an Emerson internship.

The scholarship recipients will be announced at PACK EXPO International on November 11 in Chicago. There, Emerson will host the recipients at its Amazing Packaging Race. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2020.

Admiral Valve Names Joni Oppasser HR Manager

Joni OppasserAdmiral Valve, LLC d/b/a CPV Manufacturing has appointed Joni Oppasser as its new human resource manager. She will manage CPV’s employee related policies and activities such as job design, recruitment, employee relations, performance management, training & development and talent management.

Oppasser graduated from Ithaca College and previously held a position as human resource manager for GE Healthcare; Merit Medical Systems Inc. She most recently worked as the director of people services and strategy at Endless Pools in Aston, PA.

David London, CPV president and CEO, said “We are delighted to have Joni join us and bring her years of experience in these areas, practical thought processes and compassion will make her instrumental in helping CPV’s employees reach their potential.”

Powell Valves Moving to New Facility in Cincinnati

After 174 years in the same Cincinnati location, Powell Valves will be moving so that its neighbor, KAO USA, can expand its own facility.

“Powell has agreed to sell its headquarters to The Port (of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority) and use the proceeds to build a new facility on 4 acres of land that The Port owns just north of the former Sara Lee/Kahn's manufacturing site on Spring Grove,” The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

“The Port will allow Powell to stay put until it can complete construction of the new facility.”

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