12 December 2018

MCG mind for metal wishes you a Merry Christmas

MCG mind for metal wishes all its customers, employees, partners, and followers a Merry Christmas.

 

As 2018 to finish, we invite you to recall all the milestones overcome by MCG mind for metal this year and to get to know better the most important projects of the company during the last 12…

…months of activity. Please click/touch in the ‘News’ section above.

 

For 2019 our promise is the same we have in our day to day as a reference company in the markets in which we operate: a lot of work and a constant pursuit of the satisfaction of all the players that work…

…with us.

 

A strong wish for Happy Holidays for all and a successful year 2019!

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Projeto SHIP

4 December 2018

MCG develops industrial solar thermal system under the SHIP R&D project

Under the project SHIP – Solar Heat for Industrial Processes, an MCG solar and MCG R&D project, MCG mind for metal has developed a pilot turn-key industrial solar thermal system for small and medium-sized enterprises wishing to invest in a clean and renewable heat process.

 

Based on a modular approach and designed…

…to simplify the decision-making of these entities in the face of the adoption of a clean and renewable heat process, this system is one of the results of the work carried out so far by the SHIP consortium, composed of MCG mind for metal, the leading company…

…of the project, and by four other partners: KEMET Electronics Portugal, OnControl Technologies, Évora University and INEGI – Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management.

 

This solar thermal system developed by MCG is an industrial application among several other projects that use Concentrating Solar Energy with storage of energy in the form…

…of heat. The main objective is to achieve the production of solar thermal electricity, centralized and dispatchable, and process heat for the industry.

 

It is expected that this type of solar thermal, associated with the thermal storage of the same, will be a strong complement to the production of photovoltaic energy that…

…we already know, and that MCG uses in the day to day of its activity.

 

Recently, MCG mind for metal was one of the national and international entities that recently attended the 4th Symposium IPES: The Solar and the Future Concentration, an event that took place in Évora,…

…Portugal, in September and that served to debate and promote several topics related to Concentrating Solar Energy (and its energy storage as heat).

 

MCG was represented as the leader of the SHIP project and presented the demonstrator of its solar thermal industrial system, with a visit to the…

Évora Molten Salt Platform (EMSP) and the Solar Energy Testing Center where this mentioned solar collector CPC developed by the company is highlighted.

 

Please note that the MCG solar business unit develops innovative technological integration solutions that work with solar thermal at medium temperature…

…in industrial processes, guaranteeing a market approach and focusing on increasing energy efficiency in the processes in which they are applied.

 

Follow this our news section – and MCG’s mind for metal activity on LinkedIn – to find out more about MCG’s activities within the MCG solar business…

…unit and how the company is helping the promotion of the solar thermal electricity sector.

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pisos para autocarros

13 November 2018

MCG innovates in bus heated flooring system development for Levante III

In developing the heated floor for buses Levante III, MCG mind for metal is the company responsible for the creation of one of the first electric radiant pavement systems to be produced in series for vehicles of this type.

 

Making use of MCG transportation’s skills, MCG R&D team has developed and prototyped…

…a heated floor that innovates at various levels, especially in the main structure: it is based on the combination of an aluminum sandwich panel with PET foam.

 

PET is a thermoplastic polymer, which, in this case, is obtained from the recycling of water bottles. The material is supplied on plates that

…target=”_blank” href=”http://www.mcg.pt/en/business-areas/transportation/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>MCG transportation processes to obtain the desired format, and then the bonding process of the aluminum sheets make up the sandwich panel.

 

This is a technology that MCG transportation can adapt to any concept of vehicles and other bus models but arises originally due to the desire to innovate…

…in the Levante III model by CaetanoBus, the manufacturer of the equipment.

 

The Portuguese company was looking for a disruptive option against the old-school system applied to the floors of the bus Levante II and “MCG was selected for this project because it was the company presenting the most innovative technology, with…

…more potential,” explains Pedro Brilha, commercial director of MCG transportation.

 

Simultaneously with the planned series production of 300 units of this heated floor for Levante III buses, MCG is already upgrading this technology, which will aim to significantly reduce the cost and time of floor maintenance.

 

Designed by Almadesign,…

…the Levante III is a bus produced by CaetanoBus, a company of the Salvador Caetano group, for the English transport operator National Express. This model was recently awarded the Gold Award of the UK Coach Awards, which recognizes projects capable of improving the day-to-day operations of transport…

…operators, drivers, and passengers.

 

The electric radiant pavement floor system developed and produced by MCG transportation for the Levante III contributes significantly to this distinction: reducing weight and optimizing the heating process inside the vehicle, the floor “communicates” with the air conditioning system and eliminates the unpleasant “hot foot” sensation commonly noticed…

…in structures from previous generations.

 

Follow MCG’s mind for metal activity on LinkedIn to learn more about all the projects developed by the MCG R&D team and about MCG transportation competences. Click/touch the image below to receive exclusive information related…

…to this business unit at MCG mind for metal.

 

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NewGenShell

30 October 2018

NewGenShell – R&D project kick-off at MCG mind for metal

As part of the activities and competencies of the MCG mind for metal R&D team, the NewGenShell project (New Generation of High Performance Shells for Climatic Chambers) project is now starting at the company’s facilities in Carregado and in partnership with Aralab and ITeCons, the other two companies that make up…

…the consortium.

 

The main goal of the project is researching, designing, developing, prototyping and validating a new concept of climate boxes (with isothermal enclosures) with integrated climate control modules – the NewGenShell – New Generation of High Performance Shells for Climatic Chambers.

 

This modular system will originate large test chambers – where a complete…

…automobile can fit, for example –, capable of generating extreme temperature conditions (-75ºC to 180ºC), relative humidity (10% to 98%) and variable ventilation.

 

The NewGenShell project responds to challenges posed by the automotive, aeronautics, electronics, biotechnology and refrigeration/cryogenic industries, areas that currently look for systems with these characteristics.

 

Click/touch the image below to…

…consult the complete CASE STUDY about the NewGenShell project:

 

High Performance Shells for Climatic Chambers

 

MCG mind for metal’s main responsibility in this project is the development of the structural solution – a multilayer sandwich panel –…

…as well as its mechanical and hydrothermal sizing. The other contribution of the company also goes through the development of the process of continuous automatic stainless-steel welding (internal welding).

 

The other two companies present in the consortium are Aralab, a manufacturer of climatic and laboratory equipment for the…

…biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and industrial markets; and ITeCons, the NE entity of the SI & I dedicated to the design, development, and validation of new products and technological systems.

 

Follow this news section – and also MCG’s mind for metal activity on LinkedIn – to…

…learn more about all the projects developed by the MCG R&D team.

 

And click/touch the image below to receive all the information related to the MCG automotive business unit.

 

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