New collaboration set to revolutionize silicon crushing

An expert in high-voltage pulse power fragmentation, SELFRAG, has joined ALZTEC, a supplier of silicon crushing techniques, to produce a brand new variety of silicon pole crusher that minimises both pollution and waste. The first installation will be sent at the end of 2014 to a major client. Europe high-voltage fragmentation equipment maker SELFRAG and ALZTEC, a plastic filaments specialist, are developing an automated program for the large-purity smashing of silicon rods, wings, and off-cuts. The method, joining SELFRAG’s high purity fragmentation technology with ALZTEC’s material handling expertise, smash up to 2 loads of…

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BP ROLLS OUT RFID TO MONITOR SUPPLY CHAIN AT $7B OIL PLATFORM

BP is deploying RFID technology to track its supply chain during construction of the $7 billion Clair Ridge oil platform located in the North Sea. BP has selected Mojix Inc., a provider of broad-area passive RFID options, to produce a track-and-touch technology alternative that supplies real-time visibility of oil platform components going from suppliers located around the globe to the stage’s building site. BP is using the solution to track and manage supply chain assets like tracking crates, heavy lift and out-of- gauge equipment, containers and boats to improve safety…

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