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SOLUTIONS | INNOVATION

he largest balancing machine in Zambia was successfully commissioned at Marthinusen & Coutts’ Zambian operation in Kitwe. The fully upgraded 12 ton Schenck machine is capable of balancing rotors up to 12 tons at operating speeds up to 3300 r/min, 5.5 metre in length and with diameters of up to 2.2 metres. Careful planning and execution by Marthinusen & Coutts, a division of ACTOM, ensured that the machine was successfully installed, calibrated and commissioned. The local M&C team received training to ensure optimum operation of the machine. The in-house ability to precision balance rotors to very high accuracy is a valuable service to customers in the region, and it will no longer be necessary to transport large components across border to South Africa for this work to be done. This local dynamic balancing service also expedites the repair process,

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The largest balancing machine in Zambia was successfully commissioned at Marthinusen & Coutts’ Zambian operation in Kitwe.

reducing delivery time, and avoiding the risks associated with long distance transportation. All this translates into a bottom line cost reduction for customers because of the quicker turnaround times. The service will prove to be invaluable to customers and OEM’s operating in the Copperbelt region, and underpins Marthinusen &

Coutts Zambia’s position as the leading electro-mechanical repair facility in the region. Over a period of four years Marthinusen & Coutts Zambia has successfully upgraded its test facilities which can now accommodate AC and DC motors. The facility boasts a temperaturecontrolled burnout oven, curing

ovens and vacuum pressure impregnation (VPI) tank. Furthermore, winding verification ensures that stators and rotors are wound to international and OEM specifications. Further upgrades have also been implemented to the mechanical repair shop, which also offers machining, milling and submerged arc welding. ■

Diehl Metering’s IoT Solutions: Smart cities and industries Smart metering for smart cities and industries

Developing a future-proof industrial model, accompanying the sustainable cities of tomorrow, digitising network management processes: these are just some of the new challenges taken up by Diehl Metering.

Access the Internet of Things with Diehl Metering As a provider of smart solutions, Diehl Metering accompanies water and energy providers, local authorities and industry in the management of their natural resources. Thanks to its IZAR radio technology developed over twenty years ago, connecting metering equipment and consumption management devices is nothing new for the Diehl Metering group. The Internet of Things (IoT) – a smart network of devices – is currently playing its part in the digitisation of infrastructures to the full. With more

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Diehl Metering accompanies water and energy providers, local authorities and industry in the management of their natural resources.

than 35 million active connection points (hubs) throughout the world, and thanks to its constant

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innovation, Diehl Metering can provide complete IoT solutions for smart metering «IoT4metering».

In addition to smart park assist, waste collection and public lighting systems, smart metering is a part of the smart city equipment and plays a major role in the digitisation of smart industry processes. Diehl Metering system solutions use the independent and interoperable Open Metering System (OMS) communication protocol. This makes it possible to digitise resource management processes for all types of application. A complete IoT infrastructure including analytics software, in particular with IZAR@NET 2 and IZAR PLUS PORTAL, ensures optimum network performance. For more information visit www.diehl.com/metering or infodmfr@diehl.com

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