All-round Hardik Pandya peerless in Indian cricket team: Virender Sehwag

first_imgAll-round Hardik Pandya peerless in Indian cricket team: Virender SehwagHaving served a BCCI ban, Hardik Pandya pummelled 402 runs in 15 innings in the IPL at a staggering strike rate of 191.42, and a highest score of 91. He is expected to repeat the feat at the 2019 World Cupadvertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiMay 15, 2019UPDATED: May 15, 2019 14:42 IST Hardik is part of the 15-man Indian squad for the upcoming World Cup (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAccording to Virender Sehwag, Hardik Pandya has become irreplaceable in recent timesHardik has played a pivotal role in Mumbai Indians’ record fourth title triumph in the IPL recentlyHardik is part of the 15-man Indian squad for the upcoming World Cup and is expected to leave his mark in EnglandAll-rounder Hardik Pandya has talent unmatched by any other player in the Indian cricket team, says big-hitting former opener Virender Sehwag.According to Sehwag, Hardik is one that has become irreplaceable in recent times.Hardik has played a pivotal role in Mumbai Indians’ record fourth title triumph in the IPL recently, coming into the lucrative T20 league after enduring a tumultuous phase following his outrage-evoking remarks on women on a chat show.Having served the ensuing ban, the star all-rounder pummelled 402 runs in 15 innings in the IPL at a staggering strike rate of 191.42, and a highest score of 91.”There is no one even closer to Hardik Pandya’s talent with both bat and ball. If there was someone even closer to him, the three-dimensional players picked by BCCI, were even closer to him, Pandya would not have made it back into the team,” Sehwag told ‘Cricketnext’ website.Hardik is part of the 15-man Indian squad for the upcoming World Cup and is expected to leave his mark on the showpiece with his exploits.Along with India team-mate KL Rahul, Hardik was flown back from Australia after the duo made some controversial remarks on the chat show, ‘Koffee with Karan’ earlier this year.Also Read | Want to lift World Cup as well: Hardik Pandya after Mumbai Indians win 4th IPL titleAlso Read | Kuldeep’s flop show, Hardik’s sixes : How India’s World Cup-bound players fared in IPL 2019For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow Hardik PandyaFollow Virender Sehwaglast_img read more

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ThyssenKrupp to supply overland conveyor to Xstrata copper mine

first_imgThe first gearless drive system for a conveyor outside Germany, says ThyssenKrupp, will be part of the order to deliver an overland conveyor system for Xstrata Copper’s Antapaccay mine in Peru. ThyssenKrupp commissioned the Siemens Industry Solutions Division for the supply of the electrical drive system. In comparison to conventional drive solutions, these gearless drives have not only a higher efficiency, availability, and reliability, but also lower maintenance requirements. The conveyor system is due to be commissioned in 2012.The overland conveyor at Antapaccay will transport copper ore over a distance of some 6.5 km from the mine to the processing plant. The belt will be 1,372 mm wide, travel at 6.2 m/s, and is designed to transport about 5,260 t/h of material. The Siemens drive system for the overland conveyor comprises of two slow- speed synchronous motors – each with a total power of 3,800 kW – and the associated Sinamics SL150 cycloconverters. Each motor is connected directly to the drive pulley.This gearless drive solution has a number of advantages over the combination of high speed motor and gearbox usually used on conveyor systems. The size of the motor is not limited by the size of gearbox available, thus eliminating the necessity to install multi-motor drives. The power required to drive a belt can be provided by just one drive per belt pulley. This enables the size of the electrical room to be reduced, saving space and weight.The elimination of a whole series of mechanical and electrical components increases the reliability and efficiency of the overall system by between 3 and 4%. The maintenance requirements of the drive system are also substantially lower. Gearbox maintenance work alone can amount to up to 5% of the original investment volume – each year. Lubrication and gearbox cooling systems, together with their maintenance, are also obsoleted for this solution.The gearless drive system for the Antapaccay mine overland conveyor system is the second of its type. The first conveyor system to run with gearless drives was installed in 1986 by ThyssenKrupp (formerly O&K) and Siemens in the Prosper-Haniel mine belonging to Deutsche Steinkohle, and it achieves an availability of over 98%.last_img read more

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