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The development rate of the telecommunications industry is nothing short of amazing, and this has been going on for a number of years now. Owning a mobile phone was almost a luxury meant for the chosen few up to just a decade ago. Today, however, this is as common as just about anything else in today’s society. Moreover, companies all over the world do not only work within their local area; they are continuously seeking to expand their business by becoming global. Therefore consumers witness an incredible expansion of global mobility today. As a first step, European companies wanted to be present in as many EU countries as possible. Next, this was expanded to include other continents.

Global mobility

One of the world areas where the development rate of mobility is more prominent is Africa. In only a few years, the use of mobile phones and WIFI connections have increased to an impressive rate. Everyone is craving connectivity in order to communicate, and this development is indeed seen throughout the world. The biggest problem faced in Africa is the infrastructure, as it is a huge continent, and a working mobility system was a challenge to implement. This task is far from over, but the progress has been fantastic and each day more and more people are able to connect in a stress-free, user-friendly environment.

As already mentioned, the wish to communicate is a huge motivator for progress within global mobility. Once the possibilities for connectivity exist, people adapt to the new available technology almost instantly. For the companies involved, this is of course big business. Expanding into other countries and territories has been, and most certainly always will be, of great interest to the corporations offering global mobility. The future of these services is everchanging and mutating like a live being, which makes for a sector that is incredibly rewarding and exciting to follow.

A great way of shipping and storing items and goods is to use foldable plywood boxes. Plywood is originally a building material and is widely used because of its many useful properties. Ply is a created, engineered wood product which is made from three or more glued together thin sheets of wood. These logs, that are used to make plywood, are prepared by steaming or dipping in hot water. After that, they are pushed into a lathe machine which peels the log into thin stashes of wood. Each ply is typically between 4 and 1 mm thick.

Foldable plywood boxes comes in a variety of forms – ranging from small unit solutions to large solutions with up to several separate pieces. They are also combined with galvanized steel profiles that perform just like strong hinges. The foldable boxes and crates can also be approved by IPPC, which means that they comply with phytosanitary regulations.

Different versions of boxes and crates
Box A consists out of only one single collapsible piece: button, lid and frame are attached to each other which simplifies handling and storage. The Box A is especially suitable for small to medium sized products and items.

Box B consists of three sections: button, lid and frame. It is delivered completely flat to save both shipping costs and space. The B Box is, just as the A box, suitable for medium and small sized goods.

The C box consists of six sections: button, lid and four loose sides. The design of the C box allows full access from all sides for loading and unloading, offering complete flexibility while packing. The C box is especially suitable for large products.

Finally we have the D box which also consists out of six sections: button, four loose sides and lid. The design of the C box allows full access from all sides for loading and unloading, offering complete flexibility while packing. The D box is especially suitable for large products up to 20 cubic meters.

Engineers are able to customize the design of these foldable boxes with the help of specialized software and consultants with experts on these very products. The engineers also work continuously in order to minimize damage of products and goods and to reduce the overall costs. The plywood boxes are made out of plywood combined with galvanized steel profiles working as hinges. They take minimal storage space as they are delivered flat.

The United States are a huge country that is a photographer’s dream playground. It is also a great place for location scouts. Filled with man-made, spectacular landmarks as well as natural wonders, you could travel the length and the breadth of the US and still find something worth shooting, everywhere you go.

Below, you will find a list of some of the greatest U.S. spots that will challenge and inspire any photography enthusiast.

Manhattan, New York

The New York skyline is one of the most photographed places in the world, and for good reason. It is especially impressive at night, but clear weather daytime shots also turn out very well. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Central Park, the top of the Rock and Governor’s Island are all great spots to take photos from.

Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California is another iconic structure that makes an amazing photo. If you catch the fog lifting over the bridge in the morning, you could be rewarded with an extra special photograph. The best places to capture that sunrise shot include Battery Spencer, Presidio Park and Marshall Beach.

The Grand Canyon

A natural wonder in Arizona and one of the most visited landmarks worldwide, the red rock and the huge swathes that are cut out of it make for excellent photography opportunities. The key to this location is to just get out and hike. Do take some protective gear and always take a flashlight and plenty of water.


People often forget that the Hawaii archipelago is part of the United States and it is one of the most naturally beautiful spots in the world. Aside from the incredible wildlife that includes native species and whales, there are plenty of places that are absolutely stunning including Waipio Valley.

South Dakota

If you are after something a bit more eerie and rugged, then another beautiful spot for photographs is the Badlands National Park in South Dakota. The imposing mountains in dry arid terrain make excellent subject matter, but always remember to respect the customs of native Americans.

Let’s start with understanding what exactly an AGV or automated guided vehicle is. AGV is a mobile robot (automated self-driving vehicle) that will follow a set path of markers or wires in order to carry goods, raw materials and other hardware from point A to point B.

Other technologies that AGVs uses are lasers, GPS navigation and magnets which more or less help the computer chip running the AGV in determining the set path laid ahead of it. You can easily see an AGV in action by visiting a large manufacturing unit.agvs-image

So what happens when more than one AGVs is running around in the warehouse? Think about a train system. There are many trains that are moving at high speeds and often, on the same tracks. They are all controlled using computers and complex algorithms where the distance between two trains are measured and controlled.

Instead of using train tracks, AGV uses magnetic tapes, GPS and lasers to determine the path they are supposed to follow. Their speeds are set and paths are laid out for them in advance. Using complex algorithms and computing power, it is made sure that no two AGVs are on a collision path. This way, all the heavy goods are delivered to their respective areas and sectors without meeting any accidents.

In order to steer, instead of using human intervention as in case of trains, AGVs uses steering control which are of three different types, the most commonly used among them being differential speed control. AGV is supported by two independent drive wheels which are capable of rolling at different speeds, and hence helping the AGV to make turns on their chosen pathway.

The second one is very similar to a car steering wheel which is much more precise in following the chosen path laid out in front of it. The third one is a combination of the first two and is less common and more complex.

engineering-ediweeklySuccess in your chosen career path is something that you should seriously take into consideration in order to guarantee that you will reach your goal someday and the best way to start it is by being a student. If you are an engineering student who is still contemplating on your chosen career path, it is time to evaluate and make sure that you have a plan right now in order to achieve success in the near future. Here are some tips that you should always keep in mind:

Find your inspiration

Look for inspiration and imagine yourself being in their shoes a couple of years later. For instance, if you are amazed at the Apple products, then you can research the background history of its founder, Steve Jobs. In that way, you could know how they started, what technologies are they using, and what companies had helped them in becoming successful. Finding someone to look up to while in you are studying is a great motivation for pursuing your dreams and career in life.

Create your portfolio

It is important that you have your portfolio on hand. You can participate in different hands-on, as well as experiential learning opportunities while studying to develop your portfolio while you are still in college. If there is something that would reflect your skills beforehand, it’s your portfolio. Your employer will eventually ask for your collection sometime in the future, so it is important that you will be able to show one with all your best projects filed in.

Join networking

Networking is important because it can help you in widening your range, as well as the people who can help you when it comes job opportunities that you are looking for. Different lectures on your campus will give you a chance to introduce yourself to the speakers. You can also check the list of your alumni association so that you could keep in touch with those alumni from your school who wanted to talk with the undergraduates.


chemical_carouselUse social media

In improving your profile, you could use the dominant social media outlets. Aside from your E-mail, you could also create an account in LinkedIn in connecting with other people, but if you ever find a way that the two of you could meet face to face and talk, that would be better.

Always be cooperative when working in team

It is important that you are cooperative when it comes to working with a team. As much as possible, you might want to get yourself involved in different organizations so that you can enhance your communication skills because when you are already working, you will be most likely ask to work with a group or a team. That is why it is important to enhance yourself first before you get to work with different professionals in an individual project shortly.

Bring out the leadership inside of you

engineeringIt doesn’t matter if you were personally assigned as a leader of the team or not, you should always be the one who leads. Regardless of what your position is in an individual organization, it is important that you know how to lead by influencing the decision and work of other people through your words and action. You don’t have to be the president or the chairman to be a leader; you just have to learn and recognize the leadership styles without being labelled as one, and you’ll see how useful it is when you start working.