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Welcome to Afton Pumps, Inc.

Nobody does it better!
Vertical Pump Specialists

Afton specializes in making what other pump manufacturers consider a specialty
item. With more than 50 years experience making quality pumps, Afton can take your
specific application requirements, engineer and manufacture a pump suited for your
industry. Most models are available with  API-610 Hydraulic Institute conformance.
Tell us how you want your pump built and we will build it better.

Afton’s innovative engineering, close control over design,
proven hydraulics, integrity and manufacturing procedures have enhanced our reputation as
a leading vertical pump manufacturer.


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Ever since man began to need to move things, he has used round rollers to
make the job easier. Probably the first rollers were sticks or logs, which
were a big improvement over dragging things across the ground, but still
pretty hard work. Egyptians used logs to roll their huge blocks of stone
for the pyramids. Eventually, someone came up with the idea of securing
the roller to whatever was being moved, and built the first
“vehicle” with “wheels.” However, these still
had bearings made from materials rubbing on each other instead of rolling
on each other. It wasn’t until the late eighteenth century that the
basic design for bearings was developed. In 1794, Welsh ironmaster Philip
Vaughan patented a design for ball bearings to support the axle of a
carriage. Development continued in the nineteenth and early twentieth
centuries, spurred by the advancement of the bicycle and the

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Background and Raw Materials

Dynamite is a commercial explosive used mainly for demolition and mining.
Invented in 1866 by Alfred Bernhard Nobel (1833-1896), it is more
accurately described as the packaging of nitroglycerin, a highly poisonous
explosive liquid, or other volatile compounds such as sensitized ammonium
nitrate. Dynamites can be packed in measured charges, transported easily,
and, with the proper detonator, exploded safely. Because a dynamite
explosion creates a “cool flame,” which is less likely to
ignite methane and coal dust mixtures present in mines, dynamites are
frequently used in coal mining operations.


Alfred Nobel, his father Immanuel, and younger brother Emil began
experimenting with nitroglycerin near Stockholm in 1862. Discovered by
Italian chemist Ascario Sobrero in 1846, nitroglycerin was highly unstable
and difficult to handle, and accidental explosions were not uncommon. One
such accident killed Emil, among others, at a plant in 1864. Despite the
personal tragedy, Alfred

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Microwaves are actually a segment of the electromagnetic wave spectrum,
which comprises forms of energy that move through space, generated by the
interaction of electric and magnetic fields. The spectrum is commonly
broken into subgroups determined by the different wavelengths (or
frequencies) and emission, transmission, and absorption behaviors of
various types of waves. From longest to shortest wavelengths, the spectrum
includes electric and radio waves, microwaves, infrared (heat) radiation,
visible light, ultraviolet radiation, X-rays, gamma rays, and
electromagnetic cosmic rays. Microwaves have frequencies between
approximately .11 and 1.2 inches (0.3 and 30 centimeters).

Microwaves themselves are used in many different applications such as
telecommunication products, radar detectors, wood curing and drying, and
medical treatment of certain diseases. However, certain of their
properties render them ideal for cooking, by far the most common use of
microwave energy. Microwaves can pass through plastic, glass, and paper
materials; metal surfaces reflect them,

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As the second wave of COVID-19 has struck with a devastating impact throughout the country, with cases rising continuously, there is an urgent need to ramp up the production of Covaxin and Covishield through voluntary licensing, said Sanjay Aggarwal, President, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in a press statement.

Voluntary Licensing refers to the authorisation given by the patent holder to a third party to manufacture and sell the patented product on the basis of mutually agreed terms.

The second wave of COVID-19 pandemic is spreading faster than the first wave and affecting almost every household in India. At this critical juncture there is a need to urgently provide licensing of production of Covaxin, Covishield and Sputnik, said Aggarwal.

He stated that compulsory licensing is another way of granting a license by the Government to a third party to use the patent, however, this may not be

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Titanium is known as a transition metal on the periodic table of elements
denoted by the symbol Ti. It is a lightweight, silver-gray material with
an atomic number of 22 and an atomic weight of 47.90. It has a density of
4510 kg/m


, which is somewhere between the densities of aluminum and stainless
steel. It has a melting point of roughly 3,032°F (1,667°C) and a
boiling point of 5,948°F (3,287 C). It behaves chemically similar to
zirconium and silicon. It has excellent corrosion resistance and a high
strength to weight ratio.

Titanium is the fourth most abundant metal making up about 0.62% of the
earth’s crust. Rarely found in its pure form, titanium typically
exists in minerals such as anatase, brookite, ilmenite, leucoxene,
perovskite, rutile, and sphene. While titanium is relatively abundant, it
continues to be expensive because it is difficult to isolate. The leading
producers of

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Pretzels are a snack food, which have unique shapes and a hard, shiny
outer surface. They are mass produced using primarily automated machinery.
First developed in the seventh century, pretzels have been called one of
the world’s oldest snack food. A recent market survey found that
the pretzel market in the United States is about $560 million a year with
over 300 million lb (136.2 million kg) of pretzels and pretzel products
being produced. The pretzel market has grown in recent years because
pretzels are considered a more healthy, fat-free snack.

The unique, two looped, knot shape of a pretzel is one of its defining
characteristics. The typical pretzel has a pleasant cracker-like flavor, a
crisp, brittle texture and a brown glossy surface color. Salt crystals are
often sprinkled on its surface to make them taste more appealing. Pretzels
have a moisture content of anywhere from 2-4% and therefore

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EUCLID, Ohio, May 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The US Lighting Group, Inc. (OTC:USLG) announced today that the company intends to form a new division, RVtronix, to design, manufacture, and distribute RV Electronics  and fiberglass products to the RV Industry. The formation of the new division, RVtronix, comes on the heels of the sale of Intellitronix, a manufacturer of automotive aftermarket gauges.

“The US Lighting Group is excited to announce another phase of its 2021 Strategic Business Plan to utilize our electronics know how and expertise to expand our growth potential into the much larger RV market. By forming RVtronix, we intend to file for US and International patents and release a line of RV AC/DC power center with an integrated energy management load shedder system for recreational vehicles. It’s the ultimate system for preserving power and balancing appliance usage with resource management. We have many other electronic products that

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Air-compressor manufacturer Elgi Equipments has increased the capacity to manufacture compressors for specific models of oxygen generation plants.

Jairam Varadaraj, managing director of Elgi Equipments, informed the media that the company had increased its capacity almost threefold for specific models that were in demand in the oxygen sector.

“We are diverting our capacities that are there for other products to this sector now,” said Mr. Varadaraj.

“We are reaching out to customers and talking to them and taking their concurrence. So, it is a comprehensive approach,” he added. “We continue our support to our subsidiaries because we cannot compromise on deliveries in the international market because of the demand for oxygen in India.” The company expects 10%-15 % of its revenue for this quarter from the oxygen sector.

“We are not looking at oxygen as a business opportunity. We are looking at it as a social responsibility,” Mr. Varadaraj asserted.

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