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Schweinfurt, Germany

In this paper the development of the German coking coal production since 1912 will be presented. Furthermore this development is related to the history of coking plant Prosper in Bottrop. Source

Ludwig J.,Geschaftsfuhrer | Wandtke M.,Ludwig Nano Prazision GmbH
Gummi, Fasern, Kunststoffe | Year: 2015

Characterising the mechanical properties of elastomeric components by utilising standardised test specimens does not allow any prediction with regard to their performance under operating conditions. For that reason the parameters required have to be determined directly at the functional positions of even very complex and filigree parts. The present study addresses the capabilities being offered by the force-displacement sensor LNP nano touch in this particular field. Source

Moller J.,University of Applied Health Sciences at Bochum-Hordel | Panhorst H.,University of Applied Health Sciences at Bochum-Hordel | Zieres G.,Geschaftsfuhrer
Gesundheitsokonomie und Qualitatsmanagement | Year: 2010

Aim: Introduction of initial results from the German federal public reporting system on the quality of nursing home care entiteled Pflege-Transparenzvereinbarung Ambulant (PTV-A). Analysis of incentives encouraged by the PTV-A. Strengthening of both, outcome and quality-of-life- parameters. Method:Presentation and comparative discussion of quality-assessments obtained in 36 in-patient respectively 48 out-patient nursing care services. Derivation of incentive profiles verified both in a case study and against international scientific body of evidence. Results: Due to an ambulant choice of service index, quality-assessments in out-patient facilities are normally inferior to comparable results from nursing homes. Moreover, neither criteria, nor assessment framework or display format from the PTV-A motivate nursing care providers to excellence. Instead resource adjustment from people-intensive care to administrative structures is triggered. There is a certain probability, that the recorded mean of quality assessment in out-patient services improves while the quality of ambulant nursing care may coincidentally drop (adverse effect). Conclusion: The PTV-A sets a starting point for improved quality of nursing care. Additional outcome and quality-of-life-criteria as well as supplemental assessment grades and valid tools to recognise excellence in care facilities are needed. Finally, the attributes characteristic to ambulant care e. g. involvement of relatives into the care process as well as out-patient choice of service index need to be integrated into the PTV-A criteria and assessment framework.© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York. Source

Schmitt V.,Geschaftsfuhrer | Seidl G.,Bereich Anwendungsentwicklung
Stahlbau | Year: 2010

Railway bridges using steel-concrete composite cross-sections play a different role in the countries of Europe. The assessment of the economic efficiency during a life cycle differs considerably. The design of composite bridges reveals innovative approaches. By means of composite construction which is in use in France and in Germany in recent times, the range of application is figured out and the differences in construction become visible. © Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG. Source

Schafstall H.,Geschaftsfuhrer | Barth C.,Simufact Engineering GMbh | Jarolimeck J.,Saarschmiede Freiformschmiede GmbH
Stahl und Eisen | Year: 2012

For a number of years the German as well as the European forging industry has been facing some sustainable market trends, which have led to a paradigm shift that still lasts. The continuing shift of mass production to low cost countries and shorter product life cycles force the manufacturer to greater flexibility and efficiency in development and manufacturing. There is still a certain potential for cost savings. Utilizing these opportunities becomes especially important for very complex and energy-consuming incremental forming technologies like open die forging and ring rolling. Additional (local) property demands of the customers for their parts/components become more and more standard requirements - a change of design-oriented towards property-oriented manufacturing. In this context, the approach of an integrated simulation of entire process chains is becoming increasingly essential. Source

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