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What’s that thingamajig?


What’s that thingamajig?

By: Sulzer

Latest Sulzer ‘Powered by People’ episode features experts explaining the technicalities behind some occasionally humorous engineering jargon

Sulzer has released the latest video in its Powered by People series. The new episode, Thingamajig, has Sulzer employees taking on a fiendish quiz of ambiguous engineering jargon. As non-engineers stumble over the terminology with some humorous results, experts explain the hidden meaning behind the phrases that they use every day. You can view the new video, as well as the rest of the series, on the Sulzer YouTube channel.

Being a Sulzer expert isn’t easy. There is a vast range of components, tools, machines, and terminology to master. In Thingamajig, this knowledge is put to the test as Sulzer employees are asked to define challenging engineering terms such as bikini, hula-skirt, and lemon-bore.

Darayus Pardivala, President, Sulzer Rotating Equipment Services, Americas, said: “Each episode in the series focuses on the amazing people who power Sulzer. Thingamajig features our employees taking a short detour to test their engineering trivia, with non-engineers learning from the experts. This one showcases our fun side and the knowledge we utilize to help customers every day.”

In the next Powered by People video, Just Passing By, we will meet Marcelo, a maintenance technician at Sulzer Turbo Services Houston, whose short vacation turned into a successful 25-year career.

About Powered by People

The 20-part Powered by People video series explores the amazing personal stories of Sulzer employees, with new episodes released every month. Episode one, Something Different, highlighted Antonio, an outstanding member of the Sulzer family and a former resident at Today’s Harbor for Children, a non-profit organization that supports young people in crisis. Sulzer has provided volunteers and financial assistance to Today’s Harbor for Children for over 30 years.

About Sulzer
Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering. We specialize in pumping, agitation, mixing, separation and application technologies for fluids of all types. Our customers benefit from our commitment to innovation, performance and quality and from our responsive network of 180 world-class production facilities and service centers across the globe. Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834. In 2020, our 15’000 employees delivered revenues of CHF 3.3 billion. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: SUN). The Pumps Equipment division specializes in pumping solutions specifically engineered for the processes of our customers. We provide pumps, agitators, compressors, grinders and screens developed through intensive research and development in fluid dynamics and advanced materials. We are a market leader in pumping solutions for water, oil and gas, power, chemicals and most industrial segments.

Throughout the Americas, Sulzer provides cutting-edge parts as well as maintenance and repair solutions for pumps, turbines, compressors, motors and generators. We service our own original equipment as well as third-party rotating equipment operated by our customers. Our technology-based solutions maximize reliability and lifecycle cost effectiveness.

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