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Mammut wins ISPO gold award with the worlds first climbing tracker
The Climbax climbing tracker was rewarded with the Gold Award by the international jury of experts due to its enormous innovative performance. The Tracker has been developed in cooperation with professional athletes taking account of specific climbing requirements. It consists of two armbands made from a breathable material and fitted with highly precise sensors which record every climbing movement. This information can then be used to work out various parameters, such as vertical meters, number of climbing moves, use of right or left hand, climbing and break times. The patented closing mechanism is flexible and adapts immediately in the event of any swelling in your forearm when climbing. After climbing, the tracking armbands can be connected to the smartphone, allowing the movement data to be analyzed using Mammut Smarttrack Technology. Climbers are thus able to check their performance and achievements in the Mammut Climb app, challenge themselves in competitions with other climbers and follow their progress.
Bystronic Competence Days Americas 2020
The Bystronic subsidiary in Hoffman Estates, near Chicago, opened the doors to the new experience center for the Competence Days 2020 and presented new World Class Manufacturing solutions. The event was held over a course of ten days – offering two sessions each day. A solid effort to continue the annual open house tradition and while also adhering to local and state COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. During the Competence Days, guests were invited to view Bystronics innovative product line that serves the laser cutting and bending manufacturing market. A total of six newly released products were demonstrated and introduced to the Americas market: including the ByStar Fiber, now available with up to a 15 kilowatt fiber laser source. Additionally, the ByTrans Cross automation component was demonstrated, highlighting a flexible solution for the loading and unloading of laser cutting systems. And the next generation of BySmart Fiber was presented as well. Now available with up to a 10kW fiber laser source. In the tube cutting portfolio, the ByTube 130 was added with up to a 3kW fiber laser source. In the bending portfolio, a bending solution with a modular tool changer for the Xpert Pro as well as the Bending Cell with a 7-axis robot were on display.
First climbing rope, now t-shirt – Mammuts “Close the Loop” pilot project reduces climate impact
Mammut and the climate protection organization “Protect our Winters Switzerland” (POW) are taking the next step with the pilot project “Close the Loop”. The project was initiated in the spring of 2020 as part of the WE CARE sustainability strategy with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions and thus the impact on the climate. Calculations based on the so-called “Greenhouse Gas Protocol” had shown that climbing ropes accounted for almost 14 percent of CO2 emissions in 2018. This led to the “Close the Loop” project, where climbers in Switzerland could donate their discarded ropes. Within three months, 748 kilograms of rope material were collected, from which 1,000 t-shirts were made from recycled ECONYL® nylon. During production, the CO2 impact per t-shirt was reduced by 67 percent compared to traditional production. This resulted in a total saving of 5.41 tons of CO2. This amount corresponds to the average CO2 emissions of a car in one year. For Mammut, the “Close the Loop” pilot project is a concrete step on the way to climate-neutral production by 2050 as planned and is also to show that concepts for a circular economy can also be implemented in the outdoor industry.
Mammut Eiger Extreme
Mammut launches the fifth generation Eiger Extreme flagship collection. The live broadcast of the Eiger North Face Climb (Heckmair Route) by Mammut Pro Team athletes on Swiss television in 1999 marked the cornerstone of the Eiger Extreme flagship collection. Since over 25 years the collection has been inspiring ambitious mountaineers with outstanding quality and performance. The fifth generation for the coming winter season, which has just been introduced, uses the best and most innovative materials and technologies for EIGER X. The fabric used can handle extremes. Equipped with the “most rugged” technology, they can withstand any weather, are extremely robust, highly breathable and have excellent moisture and temperature management. The development was developed in close collaboration with the Mammut Pro Team athletes and incorporates over two decades of experience. The result is a high-performance product with a holistic design approach and enables mountaineering at the highest level.
Mammut publishes Social Report
Mammut has been committed to systematically improving working conditions in its supply chain since 2008. Mammut publishes an annual Social Report 2019, showing progress in its strive for fair and safe working conditions at all manufacturers. In 2019, Mammut was again awarded the best category “Leader Status”. The report covers 59 factories from 37 suppliers in 13 countries. It is based on the standards of the Fair Wear Foundation, which Mammut joined in 2008 as one of the world’s first outdoor brands. “Ethical Production”, or socially responsible production, is one of the four pillars of Mammut’s “WE CARE” sustainability strategy. Click here for the report.
From China for China
Bystronic recently presented at the “China Competence Days” in Tianjin the new BySprint Fiber 6225 10kW laser-cutting machine, developed and manufactured in China specifically for the Chinese market. Over 300 visitors experienced on-site the increased performance with improved cutting quality and gained insights into the potential productivity improvements from integrating the machine into automated production cells.