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Block

A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.

block

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Water pump is driven by the timing belt drive and compact unit mounted direct into a volute formed in front face of cylinder block.
Therefore a new device has been developed for measuring the temperature of a cylinder block in an axial piston pump (Bloch & Zloto, 1986).
to produce aluminum cylinder blocks as well as ferrous camshafts; a high-speed machining line that reduces processing time by more than 90 percent; and a "dressing" line that allows sequential final assembly of both gasoline and diesel engines, an industry first.
Jaguar land Pover is reportedly the first automotive company to introduce a high volume engine based on a Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) cylinder block.
21 June 2010 - Swedish compacted graphite iron (CGI) technology company Sintercast AB (STO: SINT) announced today that car maker Jaguar Land Rover, part of Indian automotive firm Tata Motors Ltd (BOM: 500570), has introduced its fourth V8 turbo diesel engine, based on Sintercast's CGI cylinder block.
Series production of the DAF cylinder blocks and heads will begin in October.
In the last decade its iron foundry, business has quadrupled since it started to exploit compacted graphite iron (CGI), a high-strength iron that diesel engine makers see as the "only option" for cylinder blocks.
In addition, there is room above the crank to isolate the camshaft in a cast tubular chamber -- making the cylinder block stiffer.
7 million capital investment to expand the plant to add cylinder block casting production in the spring of 2008.
Contract Awarded for Cylinder block line and cylinder head line (including block gauging machine, Blow-off machine and automatic loading & Unloading device)
Tupy, Joinville, Brazil, will produce a compacted graphite iron (CGI) cylinder block for the new Cummins Inc.
M2 EQUITYBITES-21 June 2010-Swedish Sintercast says Jaguar Land Rover uses CGI cylinder block for new engine(C)2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.