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Man and Machine Dance

Posted by nahets on October 23, 2008

People operate heavy equipment everyday; but its not everyday that you see someone dance with heavy equipment. French dancer, Philippe Priasso, performs an experimental dance number with a Komatsu digger (excavator)…yes, you heard correctly. The piece is entitled, “Transports Exceptionnels,” and was created by the French dance group, Compagnie Beau Geste…(click on the image for video and complete article)

Man dances with construction equipment

Man dances with construction equipment

The Transports Exceptionnels have performed roughly 3,000 shows in public areas around the world!

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Posted by nahets on September 17, 2008

Researchers at the University of Purdue have developed new designs to reduce fuel consumption in heavy equipment machinery. These designs include eliminating valves to direct the flow of the fluid in heavy equipment and microstructure surfaces inside the hydraulic pumps to improve performance.

Research has shown that the “valveless” design can reduce fuel by up to 40%, in addition to added savings with the microstructured surface concept.

Purdue has filed patents for the new designs and is currently building a rig for further testing…

Monika Ivantysynova (center), the Purdue Maha Professor of Fluid Power Systems, works in her lab with Edat Kaya (left), a lab engineer, and Donnell Cunningham, a student from the Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Ivantysynova, director of the university's MAHA Fluid Power Research Center, has shown how to dramatically improve the efficiency of hydraulic pumps and motors in heavy construction equipment and reduce the machinery's fuel consumption. (Purdue University photo/Vincent Walter)

Monika Ivantysynova (center), the Purdue Maha Professor of Fluid Power Systems, works in her lab with Edat Kaya (left), a lab engineer, and Donnell Cunningham, a student from the Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Ivantysynova, director of the university’s MAHA Fluid Power Research Center, has shown how to dramatically improve the efficiency of hydraulic pumps and motors in heavy construction equipment and reduce the machinery’s fuel consumption. (Purdue University photo/Vincent Walter)

Sources (Content/Photo):

(1) http://www.purdue.edu/uns/x/2008b/080909IvantysynovaPumps.html

(2) http://www.azobuild.com/news.asp?newsID=5846

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