Job Prospects For Heavy Equipment Operators

Heavy equipment operators are in charge of moving equipment, goods and heavy materials in various sites. They are also known as backhoe operator, bulldozer operator, excavator operator, loader operator, surface mining equipment operator and grader operator.

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Enerpac Lifting Equipment

Enerpac was founded in 1959 and began manufacturing hydraulic equipment. It has gone through many changes over the years but one thing has remained, Enerpac’s driving desire to manufacture hydraulic equipment of exceptional quality and to a very high standard that is able to do the job for which it was intended. Over the next 20 years, they gained a reputation for the manufacture and development of a whole range of hydraulic and other precision engineered tools. They were innovative and came up with new types of equipment, some of which went on to really change the way things were being done. During the 1980s, Enerpac developed the actuation system for convertible roofs on cars. Using a hydraulic system to raise and fold down the roof was quite a revelation, it all had to be done manually before that and could take considerable time to achieve. These hydraulic systems were cutting edge and updated versions are still in use today by major vehicle manufacturers which use hard roofs such as VW, Ford, Audi and Peugeot. In 2000, Enerpac was taken over by the Actuant Corporation which has a longer but equally illustrious history.

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Composite Materials in Ships, Pipelines, Liners and Aircraft

One future problem, which has not sufficiently been addressed, is that of the fumes and smoke created when composite material burns. Composite material is a truly great human achievement in material science, however as we use this material in more and more places we need to be acutely aware of the risks and potential consequences of their use. One risk is that many types of composite give of poison ness gaseous compounds such as cyanide gas. Not all composite materials will do this, but some do.

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