The Bizkaian company, Ekoplast Balenciaga, manufacturer of large, high-thickness plastic parts, has developed and patented, in collaboration with the Gaiker technological centre, a novel support for the handling and transport of coils of sheet steel. Made from 100% recyclable plastics from containers, agricultural film, the recycling also contributes to a better use of these plastic residues generated by these industrial sectors.
Undertaking the novel design with the latest generation CAD/CAE tools and using a novel closed-moulding extrusion technology in its manufacture, an important step in the manufacture of large-sized and high-thickness plastic parts using recycled and recyclable materials has been achieved
The new product developed provides greater safety in the transport of goods, both in its high resistance – it can carry up to 15 tonnes, as well as in its capability to avoid deformations of the part. Notable amongst the advantages are its design, its mechanical resistance, lack of deformations, greater durability than traditional pallets, resistance to humidity, versatility in the handling and volumes of loads, which means a significant advance for the transport sector, in handling and for storage of the goods.
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At the ILA Berlin, hall 4, booth 202, Fraunhofer FHR will present two radar sensors for navigation support of drones. The sensors are valuable components in the implementation of autonomous flying drones: they function as obstacle detectors to prevent collisions. Radar sensors also operate reliably in restricted visibility, e.g. in foggy or dusty conditions. Due to their ability to measure distances with high precision, the radar sensors can also be used as altimeters when other sources of information such as barometers or GPS are not available or cannot operate optimally.
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