Hong Kong – Industrial accident in Yau Ma Tei reclassified as manslaughter

Industrial accident in Yau Ma Tei reclassified as manslaughter


     Police today (September 28) reclassified an industrial accident happened in Yau Ma Tei on September 24 as manslaughter, and will hold charge a 62-year-old man with one count of manslaughter.
     At 7.17am on September 24, Police received a report from the 62-year-old man that two men, aged 63 and 61, working at a construction site at 1 Austin Road West were found collapsed.
     Police officers sped to the scene. The two men were rescued by firemen and rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in unconscious state. They were certified dead at 8.47am and 8.52am on the same day respectively.
     Upon investigation, Police arrested the 62-year-old man in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday (September 27) for failure to ensure safety and health of employees, violating Chapter 509 Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance. After further investigation, he was also arrested for manslaughter today. Police will lay a holding charge against him with one count of manslaughter and the case will be mentioned at Kowloon City Magistrates’ Courts tomorrow (September 29) morning.
     Besides, Police today arrested another 40-year-old man for manslaughter in Sha Tin. He is being detained for further enquiries.
     Active investigation by the District Crime Squad of Yau Tsim District is underway.

Japan – Hitachi Industrial Products to Launch High-capacity Multi-port EV Charger

Hitachi Industrial Products, Ltd. (“Hitachi Industrial Products”) today announced that Hitachi Industrial Products will launch a large-capacity multi-port EV charger that enables fast charging of electric vehicles (EV) from October 2023.

Large capacity multi-port EV charger developed by Hitachi Industrial Products enables to shorten the charging time and eliminate the charging congestion by increasing the number of vehicles to be charged simultaneously. Bidirectional charge/discharge control technology enables to eliminate grid congestion without the need for grid reinforcement, and to stabilize voltage control required due to large introduction of renewable energy. In addition, high-efficiency power conversion technology maximizes the value of EVs’ potentiality as distributed energy resources. Hitachi Industrial Products will contribute to the expansion of charging infrastructure and growth of EVs in the market in order to realize a decarbonized society through this technology.


The Japanese Government has declared its goal to realize the carbon neutrality, with zero overall greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and set a plan for all new passenger car sales to be electric by 2035. Despite this, implementation of EVs in the domestic market is still slow due to shortage of charging infrastructure and lack of due consideration of specific use cases for EVs. It is also expected that the power system will be overloaded due to the growth of EVs in the future, and utilization of EVs as distributed power resources will be required to eliminate grid congestion.

Demonstration of one of use cases utilizing a “Large-Capacity Multi-port EV Charger”

Hitachi Industrial Products is participating in the demonstration project initiated by CHAdeMO Association to verify the Japan-China next generation charging standard CHAdeMO 3.0 (ChaoJi2) and to promote the standard globally. This first demonstration site in Japan for the verification of next-generation EV charging standard is established at Omika Works (5-2-1, Omika-cho, Hitachi city, Ibaraki Prefecture), and will be opened to domestic and overseas EV OEM (from October 2023 for 2 years)(1).

As part of measures to reduce CO2 emissions from commuting vehicles, it is planned to install large-capacity multi-port EV charger in the parking area at Tsuchiura Works (603 Kandatsu-machi, Tsuchiura-city, Ibaraki Prefecture) to encourage employees to use EVs for their commuting by allowing them to charge EVs during working hours (from April 2024).

Main Features

1. Multi-port (scalability)
Within the capacity of 500 kW, it is flexibly possible to arrange the output power from each dispenser such as 90 kW×5 port and 25 kW×20 port configuration with simultaneous charging.

2. Large capacity
Two models are available with 250 kW and 500 kW, which enables to support the global requirement for high-power charging (ultra-fast charging, large-fleet EV charging).

3. V2X(2) (Energy Management)
It supports V2X and capable for power demand control for the facility utilizing EVs as electric power resource.

(1) Hitachi Industrial Products (October 6, 2022) “Participation in the CHAdeMO3.0 (ChaoJi2) demonstration project for next -generation high power EV charging standard”
(2) V2X (Vehicle to Everything): Communication technology links automobiles and various products.

About introduction at Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2023 JAPAN

The product will be shown at the “Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2023 JAPAN” from September 20th (Wed) to 21st (Thu), 2023.

Please visit the website at: https://www.service.event.hitachi/en/regist/

About Hitachi Industrial Products, Ltd.

Hitachi Group aims for further evolution and growth of the Social Innovation Business on a global basis, with three pillars of growth: “digital”, “green”, and “innovation”.

Hitachi Industrial Products contributes to improving social, environmental values of our customers throughout the product business in Connective Industries sector in Hitachi that digitally connects products in a wide range of fields such as industrial distribution, water infrastructure, healthcare, home appliances, air conditioning systems, measurement, analysis systems, and building systems. For details, please visit the Hitachi Industrial Products Ltd. website (https://www.hitachi-ip.com/).

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How to Choose the Best Industrial Oven for Your Drone Composite Parts

Its Drone

Its Drone

WAUWATOSA, Wis.Feb. 26, 2023PRLog — Drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) were initially used as military devices. Still, their use in commercial applications has grown over the past five years. As a result, the drone industry expects to grow at 15.37% CAGR over the next five years. The entire industry is worth just a little less than $130 billion. The delivery drone stats, along with those in agriculture, construction, and other sectors, make this number possible.

The agricultural industry uses drones to survey their extensive acreage, making this drone market worth $32 billion. Almost 25% of all construction sites in the US use drones. This market is around $5 billion. Drone sales statistics for the government say that they will spend almost $18 billion in the next ten years through the purchase USA of 1000 UAVs. These are not just for military applications, but in the city too, police drone statistics say.

Aerial drones are manufactured with a combination of different materials and composite parts. Some common materials used in the construction of drones include carbon fiber, fiberglass, and various plastics. These composite materials build lightweight bodies, winds, and tails. Because drones fall under FAA regulations, they need to be structurally sound and not fail. Therefore, choosing the right industrial oven to cure, dry, or bake composite materials is critical in manufacturing drones. There are several options available. Here is a brief overview of ovens.

Industrial ovens heat composite materials for various manufacturing applications, including drones. The heating process usually involves exposing the composite material to a controlled temperature and humidity environment for a specific period. This process hardens or strengthens the material and removes any excess moisture that might be present in the material.

The specific type of industrial oven used for heating composite drone parts will depend on the composition of the material, the size and shape of the pieces, and the desired outcome of the heating process. Some common industrial ovens used for this purpose include conveyor ovens, batch ovens, and continuous ovens.

Conveyor ovens heat large production of composite parts placed on a conveyor belt that moves through the oven chamber and allows for continuous heating and cooling of the parts.

Batch ovens heat smaller production pieces or those too large or irregularly shaped to be moved on a conveyor belt. In these ovens, the parts are placed in a chamber, the door is closed, and the heating process begins.

Continuous ovens move workpieces steadily through the heating chamber and allow the processing of many parts while they remain continuously moving.

All ovens are calibrated to the composite material that you use. The oven needs control over temperature, humidity, and pressure to give the desired results in terms of final strength and surface quality. That’s why industrial ovens are built custom to a specific application.

Companies, including aerospace, automotive, and sporting goods, now depend on ITS’ Composite Curing Ovens to cure their high-strength, low-weight carbon composite materials. The need for custom ovens for the composite industry is why International Thermal Systems has worked hard to gain a solid reputation for developing custom solutions for their customers.

ITS’ thermal airflow design experts design, build and install custom ovens renowned for their temperature uniformity and state-of-the-art technology for monitoring, controlling, and managing the challenging composite curing process.

ITS’ complete out-of-autoclave curing system includes a carbon fiber oven, integrated multi-port vacuum system, and process controller to maintain tight temperature uniformity.

Our state-of-the-art design also incorporates multi-part thermocouple and vacuum systems that meet NADCAP, AS9100, and AMS2750E. As a result, ITS’ composite curing ovens are second to none for out-of-autoclave carbon fiber and out-of-autoclave composite manufacturing.

In addition to the features listed below, the ITS out-of-autoclave composite curing oven has other design and customization options described in our downloadable brochure. (https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001gxysYZh3i2aaKocYHJoXvuKh6…)

Why ITS?

We’re recognized worldwide for delivering on our promises to produce, install, train, and maintain custom out-of-autoclave (OOA) composite curing ovens that provide the most economical and reliable solutions for meeting complex composite processing requirements.

Whether purchasing a standard model or a customized solution, clients who have purchased an ITS composite curing oven speak highly about our design and engineering capabilities and the attention we pay to after-the-sale training and troubleshooting. And at the C-Suite level, you’ll hear our customers say that the combination of price, performance, and customer service confirms that they made the right choice in selecting an ITS Composite Curing Oven.

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Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Completes Acquisition of PHOTON ENERGY, German Laser System Manufacturer

Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd. today announced that it has acquired 100% stock of PHOTON ENERGY GmbH.

PHOTON ENERGY Laser source and system

For more than 40 years Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems has successfully developed its Coding and Marking Business with Continuous Inkjet Printing technology, to serve a variety of product identification needs in Food & Beverage, Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical, Electronic and Automotive parts industries in well over 110 countries worldwide.

Increasing demand for precise, indelible coding and more environmentally friendly products expands the business opportunities for a wider range of coding technology in particular laser markers.

PHOTON ENERGY, since its foundation in 2001, has established its reputation as technology leader in the development, research and sales of Ultra Short Pulse (USP) laser, sources and marking systems. Their strengths are in the fields of Medical Devices, Electronics and Semiconductor industries primarily in Europe but with plans to further expand its sales in Asia and North America.

Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems’ goal in this acquisition is to add PHOTON ENERGY’s innovative core laser technology and application know-how to its industrial equipment portfolio. By doing so, Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems will strengthen its competitiveness in the Coding and Marking field by merging its strengths with PHOTON ENERGY’s superior Laser technological expertise.

Yasuhiro Takeuchi, President and Director at Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems, said, “I am very pleased to announce that Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems has acquired PHOTON ENERGY. PHOTON ENERGY’s excellent technologies will help Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems to gain access to wider segments and accelerate the growth of the coding and marking business in global market.”

Dr. Hans Amler, CEO at PHOTON ENERGY, said, “We are very excited to challenge further growth of our business in the global market as a member of the Hitachi family.”

About Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.

Hitachi group is focused on strengthening its contribution to the Environment, the Resilience of business and social infrastructure as well as comprehensive programs to enhance Security & Safety. Hitachi resolves the issues faced by customers and society across six domains: IT, Energy, Mobility, Industry, Smart Life and Automotive Systems.

Among them, Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems. Co., Ltd contributes to customers through the product business in the industry field. For more information on Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems, please visit the company’s website at www.hitachi-ies.co.jp/english/index.htm.

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The Government has established two Defence Industrial Corridors (DICs) in the country, one in Uttar Pradesh namely Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor (UPDIC) and other in Tamil Nadu namely Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor (TNDIC) with an aim to attract investment of about Rs 10,000 crore in each corridor. Six nodes, namely Aligarh, Agra, Chitrakoot, Jhansi, Kanpur and Lucknow have been identified for UP Defence Industrial Corridor. Five nodes, namely Chennai, Coimbatore, Hosur, Salem and Tiruchirappalli have been identified for TN Defence Industrial Corridor. The nodes have been selected based on high potential for creation of end-to-end ecosystem for Aerospace and Defence sector development covering design, engineering and manufacturing.

As per information received from State Governments, in UP Defence Industrial Corridor, Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA), the nodal agency, has signed 62 (sixty-two) Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with private / public industries, worth potential investments of approx. Rs 8,638 crore. Out of 62 MoUs, 25 (twenty-five) proposals with potential investments of approx. Rs 2,527 crore have been finalized and land has been allotted to the industries. In TN Defence Industrial Corridors, Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO), the nodal agency, has made arrangements through MoUs etc. for potential investment of Rs 11,153 crore by 40 Industries.  Setting up of Defence Industrial Corridors aim to catalyse indigenous production of defence and aerospace related items, thereby reducing our reliance on imports and promoting export of these items to other countries which may create ample employment opportunities and growth of private domestic manufacturers; Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs); and start-ups. UP Government promulgated ‘Uttar Pradesh Defence & Aerospace Unit and Employment Promotion Policy’ in 2018 and TN Government promulgated ‘Tamil Nadu Aerospace and Defence Industrial Policy’ in the year 2019, offering incentives to the companies in form of Stamp duty incentives, Land cost incentives, Electricity tax exemption etc. Further, basic infrastructure support such as internal roads, drainage system, water and electricity supply etc. are also provided by the State Governments.

Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises are the integral part for the successful implementation of both the corridors attracting investments in Aerospace and Defence sector. Presently out of total 81 MOUs signed by both the State Governments in two Defence Industrial Corridors, 30 are with MSMEs. In both the corridors, investments have been attracted from Anchor industries, MSMEs, including Foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers (FOEMs) and Start-ups.  Even under Offset policy, higher multiplier of 2.0x level has been assigned for investment in Defence Corridors. As per the provisions of FDI policy in Defence sector, foreign investments in the sector is subject to security clearance by Ministry of Home Affairs. Further foreign investments in the defence sector are also subject to scrutiny on grounds of National Security and Government reserves the right to review any foreign investment in the Defence sector that affects or may affect National Security. 

At present, there is no proposal for setting up of Defence Industrial Corridors in Bihar.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri Malook Nagar and Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy in Lok Sabha on February 04, 2022.


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