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Rubber applications in the aerospace industry

rubber applications

The products of the rubber industry find applications in many industrial sectors, such as in the aerospace industry, thanks to the high performance of the rubber.

Rubber products have the ability to resist to extreme temperatures and to aerospace fluids such as engine lubrication oils, hydraulic fluids, jet fuels, oxidizers and rocket propellants. So the rubber material is particularly suitable to be component for various applications related to aerospace and aviation such as:

  • Auxiliary power units
  • Hydraulic actuators
  • Aviation gas turbine engines
  • O-rings used in connectors, pumps, valves and oil reservoirs
  • Bleed air valves and fittings
  • Firewall seals
  • Hose for hot engine lubricants
  • Radial lip seals used in pumps
  • silicone vacuum bags,
  • compaction bags,
  • silicone sheet fluoroelastomer,
  • tool sealant.

Galbiati Group, leader in the construction of large sized precision machines and plants, is successfully operating in various sectors. From machining, to engineering, manufacturing and revamping of machines, the Galbiati Group has made flexibility and quality its strenght. Discover more about the company!

Wind energy: overview on the global market

wind energy

According to a recent study by Wind energy association WindEurope, the wind energy industry is a constantly growing sector.

Only in 2017, the global wind industry increased its production capacity of 52.6 GW, bringing the world total to 539.581 GW. Regarding the major world powers, it can be noted that the wind energy industry is generally growing. In the middle of 2017, the European Union has a wind production capacity of 159.5 GW and the U.S.A is around the 89 GW of wind power installed. In the Asian continent, wind farms have a production capacity of 2.8 MW of turbine orders. Remarkable is the case of the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games that were entirely powered by Wind power generators! The renewable energy provided by the wind shows a mature industry, competing successfully with traditional energy forms.

Galbiati Group performs custom mechanical processing for the production of wind energy plants worldwide: boring, milling and drilling of components for wind turbines (frames, blade port hubs, rotors and stators).

Stainless steel in medical and pharmaceutical applications


Due to its characteristics, the use of stainless steel is very common in the pharmaceutical and medical fields.

In the manufacture of medical and pharmaceutical devices, it is customary to use stainless steel for its high corrosion resistance, its low carbon content and its easy to operate and sanitize. Among the types of steel, the use of austenic stainless steel 304 is particularly indicated for medical applications.

It is known that the medical and pharmaceutical industries must meet very demanding criteria in the choice of materials.Therefore, stainless steel is regarded, all over the world, one of the most suitable materials for the manufacture of  medical devices for all types of medical applications, for hospitals and clinics. The properties of stainless steel 304 offer unique material characteristics, a competitive price and a material very resistant to bacteria. In addition, medical devices in stainless steel don’t chemically react with body tissue or with cleaning products used for medical sterilization.

Viganò International ensures the best results in the stainless steel processing and cutting. Visit the website to know all the information about the company, its services and innovative solutions.

Santo Domingo will get the cable car

cable car

The innovative urban project will increase the public transport service, where 83% of the city’s population moves by public transport.

The cable car will have a five kilometers route through the Ozama River territory and will connect the Santo Domingo North and Santo Domingo South municipalities. According to the project, the cable car will include 215 cars and 36 towers. Each cabin will carry up to 10 people and will transport about 3,000 passengers every hour. The Teleferico de Santo Domingo can reduce the average travel time by 20 minute. It will contribute little to air pollution and will reduce a lot the traffic congestion in the Caribbean region.

Galbiati Group is an Italian company internationally-recognized for the quality of its mechanical engineering and constructions. Discover the Galbiati Group winch drives for cable-car industry (for cable railways, cable ways, cable cars, and chairlifts)!

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The long-awaited Rubber Replanting Programme in Malaysia


New incentives to revive the rubber industry

Good news in the district of Sarawak Risda at Selangau in Malaysia. The government has allocated a loan of RM20.7 million for replanting of rubber involving 2251.67ha of land. The Rubber to Rubber Replanting Programme includes 54,057 hectares of land throughout the country and provides for the allocation of a total sum  of RM158.3 million. Risda benefits from the development programmes of 11th Malaysia Plan in this year.

The Deputy Minister for Rural and Regional Development Deputy Minister, Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi, declares that the amount received will be used for the launch of the Rubber Collection Centre and the opening of the Nanga Sekuau Agropolitan Plantation Site. He said “The Agrolitan project was an integrated development programme targeted at eradicating poverty and increasing the income and standard of living of rural folks”.

Galbiati Group has successfully realized four rubber mixer drives for tire manufacturing (roll mixing millsfor an important internationally recognized group.

A giant tunnel boring machine brings to life

S776 was fabricated by German-based Herrenknecht, which has a manufacturing factory in China. This TBM, along with others ordered from Herrenknecht, were shipped piece by piece to Malaysia in 2012 before being assembled on site.

S776 was fabricated by German-based Herrenknecht, which has a manufacturing factory in China. This TBM, along with others ordered from Herrenknecht, were shipped piece by piece to Malaysia in 2012 before being assembled on site.

The journey of S776, this is the name of this tunnel boring machine, with an external diameter of nearly 7m, weighing in at approximately 1,100 tonnes, and up to 140m in Iength when operational, is testament of how far Malaysia has progressed in terms of underground construction competency, specifically on mechanised or bored tunnelling.

This tunnel boring machine was assembled at the Cochrane launch shaft when it arrived in pieces from China in 2012. After finishing her job for the SBK line, she was mothballed at a custom-made TBM refurbishment facility at Pusing, near Ipoh.

Now the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najiab Tun Rasak has pressed a button to bring to life a machine that has been lying dormant after its mission to Kuala Lumpur was completed four years ago.

Galbiati Group builds TBM components such as planetary gearboxes, bearing supports, erectors. The company has recently realized one 4 ton-segment erector for a Tunnel Boring Machine designed for a excavation project. For more information visit the website

Galbiati Group will participate at Industrial Supply- Hannover Messe Exhibition 2018

Galbiati Group will participate as an exhibitor at the next HANNOVER MESSE 2018 fair, which will take place from the 23rd to the 27th April in 2018- for the first time, into Industrial Supply Hall.

Galbiati Group will participate as an exhibitor at the next HANNOVER MESSE 2018 fair, which will take place from the 23rd to the 27th April in 2018- for the first time, into Industrial Supply Hall.
The Industrial Supply Hall in Hannover is one of the most important fairs in the world for: mechanical machining, construction and subcontracting.
The last edition was therefore a great success: with 6.500 exhibitors coming from more than 70 countries and 220,000 visitors with 70,000 coming from outside Germany.
The show will place a great emphasis on the key aspects of digitization of manufacturing and on Industry 4.0.

Galbiati will attend this Fair, as a company recognized internationally for the quality of its machining and construction, for the engineering and manufacturing of medium and large gearboxes and innovative metal working machines.
Visit Galbiati Group at pavilion 4, stand E11!

Download Hannover Messe 2018 visitors guide!

South Africa Nuclear Industry ask the government for a broad perspective in energy plans

The South Africa nuclear industry Association is committed to promoting...

The South Africa nuclear industry Association is committed to promoting the highest standards in the development and application of nuclear technology in South Africa. NIASA is composed of organisations, groups, and individuals, from not only the established nuclear sector, but also any entities involved in any technology endeavor related to the development and operation of nuclear technology.

According to the World Energy Outlook 2016 report published by the International Energy Agency, … nuclear energy is one of the preferred methods of mitigate against climate change. So the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa has urged the government and energy sector to have a broad perspective in their energy planning and include nuclear in a balanced energy mix. The government should not be distracted by the fact that the country currently had an oversupply of electricity, as planning was concerned with the future, not the present.

“We congratulate the Minister on a progressive budget, although there is no immediate focus on nuclear,” affirmed Niasa. “As South Africans we need to align the nation towards a common goal of creating jobs and ensure we do not expend our limited resources on unnecessary distractions. Economic development is key to achieve this and the foundation is a robust energy policy, which is forward looking and not laced in emotional sentiments.”

Rising industrial production and Increasing urbanisation is expected to result in increasing demand for electricity over the next 20 years. This should be met, Niasa affirmed, by a balanced energy mix which included nuclear as well as other stable and advanced energy technologies. “[W]e do not see nuclear as being in competition with other energy technologies but advocate for a balanced energy mix, which speaks to the economic development ambitions of the country,” he affirmed.

“ Moreover, the development of a new nuclear power plant (NPP) programme in the future would, because it would have a “strong multiplier effect”, create jobs and promote socioeconomic development, by means of localising the NPP supply chains.

“As the nuclear industry, we also acknowledge the green light given to Eskom to purchase additional power from renewable energy independent powerproducers, despite the earlier assertion that there is currently an oversupply,” stated Niasa and we support this move …. That being said we equally caution against rushed decisions, which only fix short-term challenges.

Galbiati Group, company specialized in the Engineering and Construction of mechanical machines, produces machined components for steam, gas, and nuclear power plants characterized by a high-level of quality.  All the details are available at the website

Helsinki and Tallinn are looking to build the world’s longest undersea rail tunnel

The world’s longest undersea rail tunnel – 103 km long...

The world’s longest undersea rail tunnel – 103 km long – between Finland and Estonia could cost up to 20 billion euros ($24.7 billion) and be opened for traffic by 2040. Following years of investigations, Helsinki and Tallinn are looking to build a permanent undersea link between the two northern capitals, situated on the opposite sides of the Gulf of Finland. Tens of thousands of Estonians work in the Helsinki region, many of whom commute over the sea weekly, and many Finnish tourists visit Tallinn.

The tunnel would connect the cities’ airports and it would also link up with Rail Baltica, a railway connection between Tallinn and Warsaw, projected to be completed in 2026. It would shorten the travel time between Helsinki and Tallinn to about 30 minutes, from at least 90 minutes currently by fast ferry. Without the tunnel, passenger traffic between the cities is expected to grow from 9 million in 2017 to 14 million by 2050. With the tunnel, the traffic would grow to 23 million, of which 10 million would still be transported by ferries.

Once the tunnel becomes operational – between 2030 and 2035 – it will provide reliable and rapid transportation between the two capital cities, offering a vital connection between Scandinavia and Central Europe. It will be the world’s longest undersea rail tunnel.

“Estonia will be connected to central Europe… and we don’t stop here” said the spokesman of the Minister of Transport and Communications.

The feasibility study estimated the tunnel would cost 13-20 billion euros, hoping that 40 percent of the costs would come from the European Union. The governments said they would evaluate the results in more detail during the spring.

Galbiati Group makes components for TBM (planetary gears, bearing supports, erectors etc.). The company has recently realized a Segment Erector for a Tunnel Boring Machine designed for an excavation project  outside Mae Ngat, Thailandia… Find out more!.

Wind Catcher project in the Oklahoma Panhandl: 2,000-megawatt wind farm under construction

A $4.5 billion Wind Catcher project was announced by Southwestern Electric Power...

A $4.5 billion Wind Catcher project was announced by Southwestern Electric Power Co. that includes acquisition of a 2,000-megawatt wind farm under construction in the Oklahoma Panhandle and construction of a 360-mile dedicated generation tie line to the Tulsa area, where the existing electrical grid will deliver the wind energy to customers.

“We are extremely pleased with this project and proud of the tremendous opportunity the Wind Catcher project provides for clean, low-cost energy and long-term savings for SWEPCO customers,” said SWEPCO president and chief operating officer. “Our customers are looking to us to provide clean, reliable and cost-effective power. Wind Catcher will help companies, universities, cities and other customers meet their sustainability and renewable energy goals”.

The project will save customers money  for more than $4 billion, net of cost, over the 25-year life of the wind farm. Cost savings include no fuel cost for wind, which lowers SWEPCO’s overall fuel and purchased power costs; full value of the federal Production Tax Credit, which is available for construction of new wind farm projects; and the cost-efficient delivery of the wind generation to customers through the new, dedicated power line. Customers will see savings primarily through a reduction in the fuel portion of their bills, beginning in 2021.

The economic impact of the project will be very important because will include manufacturing of key components of the wind turbines in states served by SWEPCO. GE Renewable Energy, which will provide 800 of its 2.5-megawatt wind turbines for the Wind Catcher facility, anticipates that a significant number of turbine blades, towers and generator frames will be manufactured in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.

Customers benefit from cost savings that include no fuel cost for wind, which lowers the overall fuel and purchased power costs; a tax credit for construction of new wind farm projects; and the cost-efficient delivery of the wind generation to customers through the new, dedicated power line.

Customers will see savings primarily through a reduction in the fuel portion of their bills, beginning in 2021. The project is subject to regulatory approvals in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas as well as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissio

Wind Catcher is the largest single-site wind project in the United States. The wind farm is under development by Invenergy in Cimarron and Texas counties in the Oklahoma Panhandle.

Galbiati Group  For more information visit the website


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