Neil H. Whitehead has been appointed sales engineer f o r the midcontinent region by Alco Power Inc. of Auburn, N.Y. In his new position, Mr. Whitehead will be responsible for the sales and service of Alco POWER BOSS diesel engines and parts in the riverboat and industrial diesel markets.
Literature Available Two major European engine manufacturers, KHD, Klockner-Humboldt- Deutz AG of Cologne, and MWM, Motoren-Werke Mannheim AG of Mannheim, have merged to form Deutz/MWM. The new diesel engine group will offer one of the broadest power ranges of engines in the world.
—Color Brochure Available— West Germany-based Markisches Werk Halver (MWH) has more than 50 years' experience in the design and production of high-quality inlet and exhaust valves. MWH offers a complete range of valves, valve cages, valve rotators,
Performance tests were recently completed at Delaval Turbine Inc., on the largest vertically submerged screw pump systems ever built. Designed by engineers at the IMO Pump Division of Delaval and built at Delaval's Trenton, N.J., plant, the three units are each over 40 feet (12.
The Diesel Engines Division of Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A., a member of the IRI Group, and one of Europe's major shipbuilding and diversified organizations, is offering a free full-color brochure on their production facilities at Trieste, Italy.
— I m p r o v e d C y l i n d e r A n d C r a n k c a s e O i l s— The trend toward upgrading output and efficiency of marine diesel engines, as well as improving their ability to burn heavy residual fuels with high sulfur content, has placed increasing
—Literature Available This past February John Deere acquired the stratified charge rotary engine business formerly property of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. This purchase includes exclusive North American rights to the Wankel engine, patents, know-how and experimental engines and components.
The new 1988-89 catalog of impellers, published by Barco Corporation of Tampa, Fla., includes two new elastomer Cam/Pumpliners. According to the company, the Barco elastomer products are extremely resistant to sand abrasion and friction caused by dry running.
Caterpillar Tractor Company, headquartered in Peoria, 111., recently became Caterpillar Inc. following approval of the name at the annual meeting. Also, the company's state of incorporation has been changed from California to Delaware as a result of the shareholders' action.
Italcantieri's Castellamare di Stabia shipyard recently launched the 49,000-dwt bulk carrier Serafina F., one of four sister ships Italcantieri is building for the Ferruzzi Group-Ravenna. Two are building at Castellamare and two at the Genova-Sestri yard.