2013-01-22 09:19:59 -
Tokyo, Jan 22, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has selected 17 of the company's most notable technological advances or achievements of the past year and designated them to receive its "Best Innovation 2012" awards. The list of recipients includes the "MEGANINJA," a readily transportable power generation system driven by gas engine and configured like a container, and a camera equipped with the capability to "see" radiation, creating high-precision visual images from information on distribution of radioactive materials collected over a wide perspective.
The "Best Innovation" program is carried out in-company to recognize outstandingly creative new products, technologies or business operations of the previous year. Awards are presented in four categories: "Best New Product Award,"
"Best New Business Process Award," "Special Award for Best New Technology" and "Special Award for Best Company Image Enhancer." This year 33 nominations for the award were put forward by MHI's own departments and Group companies, and the final selections were made based on criteria including degree of innovative invention, level of technological advancement and scope of image enhancement.
Six new products were cited for the "Best New Product Award," which is bestowed on new products demonstrating MHI's superlative technological capabilities; among the recipients is a new type of gas turbine air-intake cooling system using a turbo chiller. The "Best New Business Process Award," which recognizes new processes that contribute to improvements in productivity or operational efficiency, was bestowed on four recipients, including the strategic business-scale expansion by a best mix of advantageous businesses through acquisition of the American company Federal Broach, one of the world's leading manufacturers of broaches.
The "Special Award for Best New Technology," given in recognition of globally unprecedented technological innovations, was likewise awarded to four recipients; these included a newly developed technology enabling automatic optimized control of movements of the Shinkai 6500, a manned submersible. The "Special Award for Best Company Image Enhancer," which cites major contributions to enhancing MHI's technological status or corporate image, was conferred on five recipients, including a media-mix appealing of damping device to protect the tower supporting the antenna atop "Tokyo Skytree," the world's highest freestanding broadcasting tower opened in May 2012.
The List of "Best Innovation 2012" award
"Best New Product Award"
- Gas Turbine Air-Intake Cooling System Using a Centrifugal Chillers
- Type 12 Torpedo
- Container-type Gas Engine Power Generation System "MEGANINJA"
- "ZI20A" Internally Toothed Ring Gear Grinding Machine
"Best New Business Process Award"
- System Enabling Real-time Visualization of Progress of Global Production Activities
- Strategic Business-scale Expansion by Best Mix of Advantageous Businesses, Acquiring Federal Broach of the U.S.
- Enhanced Efficiency in On-site Plant Inspection Work through Use of Portable Terminals
- Construction Cost Improvement through Application of On-site Process Simulation to Construction Process Planning
"Special Award for Best New Technology"
- "SOI-SOC" Radiation-resistant Computer System Chip
- Advanced Analysis & Testing Technologies Enabling Realization of a NOx Combustor for Power Generation Gas Turbines
- Enhanced Performance of Shinkai 6500 Movement Control System
- Development of Tsunami Wave Simulation Technology
"Special Award for Best Company Image Enhancer"
- EMERALD ACE Car Carrier for Mitsui O.S.K. Lines
- Media Mix Effects Achieved, Featuring Damping Device for Tokyo Skytree, etc.
- System Dedicated to Measuring Radiation from Rice Packed Sacks
- Camera Able to "See" Radiation
- Joint Demonstration of CO2 Recovery from Coal-fired Power Plant Emissions, with Southern Company
Details and photgraphs of the winning entries are available at www.mhi.co.jp/en/news/story/1301221614.html
About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world's leading heavy machinery manufacturers, with consolidated sales of 2,820.9 billion yen in fiscal 2011, the year ended March 31, 2012. MHI's diverse lineup of products and services encompasses shipbuilding, power plants, chemical plants, environmental equipment, steel structures, industrial and general machinery, aircraft, space rocketry and air-conditioning systems. For more information, please visit the MHI website at www.mhi.co.jp.
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