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Wartsila Buys Engine Reconditioning Business

Wartsila acquired the engine reconditioning business from Metalock (Singapore) Ltd. for about $5.4 million. The acquisition will consist of the marine engine repair and recondition business and the workshop, a business that generates a cumulative sales volume of about $8.8 million. "This acquisition will further strengthen Wartsila as a total service provider. We have an opportunity to increase our market share especially in the low speed engines", said

Tage Blomberg, group vice president and head of the Service Division. With its work- shop located in Singapore, the focus of the acquired business, which will be named

Ciserv is on marine engine reconditioning.

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Dynamometers Provide Precise Torque Loading

Magtrol's Hysteresis (HD) Brake Dynamometers are versatile and ideal for testing in low to medium power ranges (max. 14kW intermittent duty). With a hysteresis brak- ing system, the dynamometers do not require speed to create torque, and therefore can provide a full motor ramp from free-run to locked rotor. Brake cooling is provided by convection (no external source), compressed air or dedicated blower, depending on the model. Other features of the HD dynamometer include ±0.25 to ±0.5 percent full-scale accuracy ratings; high repeatability; ease of operation; standard English, metric and SI torque measurement options; easy calibration and an optional encoder switch. They can be used for manual testing or easily converted into a PC-based system when com- bined with Magtrol's DSP6001 High Speed Programmable Controller and M-TEST 4.0

Software. Custom designs are available for special torque and speed requirements.

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