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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Yanmar CE Adds to Growing Compact Track Loader Segment

The market for compact construction equipment is growing in North America, driven in part by high demand for compact track loaders (CTLs). CTLs and compact excavators have the highest demand, together generating nearly 68 percent of compact-equipment sales in the market.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Cat Reveals All-New 255 and 265 Compact Track Loaders

Caterpillar revealed its next-generation 255 and 265 compact track loaders at its Edwards Demonstration and Learning Center in Peoria, Illinois, in October. Based on D3 series, the...

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Technical Innovation
Energy

‘Electronification’ of Working Hydraulics in Compact Machines

Compact off-highway machines should be as maneuverable, versatile and energy-efficient as possible. Key to achieving these goals is the electronification of the working...

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Power

Yamaha Unveils AWD and Electric Power Steering for Concept E-Bikes

If driving all four wheels of an automobile has advantages, it seems sensible that driving both wheels of a motorcycle or bicycle also would offer certain performance...

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News
Software

3D, No Waiting!

Few will dispute that additive manufacturing — commonly called 3D printing — has endured a development path of fits and starts. But as niche applications, an ever-increasing array of material choices — and the...

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Technical Innovation
Connectivity

Danfoss Targets Excavators with New Digital-Hydraulics System

Danfoss Power Solutions claims to increase the productivity of excavators while reducing their fuel consumption by up to 15% by swapping out the machine’s main hydraulic...

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News
Transportation

Danfoss and Sany Extend Electrification of Off-Highway Machines

At Bauma 2022 in Munich, Germany, Danfoss revealed that its electrified powertrain system was driving a new electric crawler crane, the Sany SCE800TB-EV. This will be...

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Technical Innovation
Materials

Liebherr Reveals ‘Hybrid’ CFRP Cylinders and Parallel-Pump Concept

Reducing weight from components and systems is a major trend in passenger vehicles to boost fuel efficiency and driving range.

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News
Energy

Hydraulic Fluids Evolve to Meet Critical Equipment-Design Trends

Driven by a number of factors, hydraulic equipment such as excavators, lifts, presses, bulldozers, cranes, injection molding equipment and more are rapidly evolving to...

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Power

Rexroth Takes Aim at Electrification for Off-Highway Vehicles

Bosch Rexroth recently invited SAE Media to attend EMPAC, their Electrified Mobile Product & Application Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois. The show featured many of...

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Materials

Industry Invited to Participate in AeroTech Aerospace and Defense Technical Program

SAE International is inviting global participation in its AeroTech® aerospace and defense technology conference and exhibition, which is for the first...

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News
Energy

Terzo Strives to Electrify Fluid Power

The intricacies of a traditional hydraulic system are typically where technical issues arise, according to Mike Terzo, CEO of Terzo Power Systems. Simplifying the inherent complexity of fluid power...

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Articles
Energy

Upswing in Outsourced EV Testing

As more commercial-vehicle OEMs choose electrified propulsion systems, the industry is witnessing an “unprecedented surge” in testing, according to Drive System Design (DSD). The electrified...

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Articles
Power

Volvo CE, Norrhydro Team to ‘Revolutionize’ Digital Hydraulics

A patented, multi-chamber digital hydraulic actuator developed by Finland-based Norrhydro is set to “revolutionize machine hydraulic performance,” according to the...

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News
Power

Battery Show Teems with All Things Rechargeable

Although electric vehicles (EVs) currently comprise less than 2% of the U.S. light-vehicle market, the transportation sector is bursting with established companies and startup enterprises...

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Articles
Energy

Bits and Bytes Boost Hydraulic System Capabilities

Off-highway vehicles are typically admired for their power, but the driving force behind a growing number of performance improvements are the invisible bits and bytes of control...

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Original Equipment
Power

Case Unveils Fully-Electric Backhoe Loader, Begins Delivery This Year

Case Construction Equipment’s move toward alternative propulsion took another step forward at March’s ConExpo-Con/Agg Show when it revealed “Project Zeus,”...

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Original Equipment
Motion Control

Volvo CE Showcases 100-Ton EC950F Excavator, New Hybrid Assist That Cuts Fuel Use by 15%

The entrance to Volvo Construction Equipment’s ConExpo-Con/Agg exhibit (F3432), through what the company has dubbed “excavator alley,” will...

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Power

Parker Takes Electro-Hydrostatic Approach for Electric Machines

Off-highway industrial machines require multi-function implement operation with dynamic duty cycles. In many cases, machine implements demand short bursts of full engine...

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Original Equipment
Regulations/Standards

Caterpillar Launches Next-Gen Mini Hydraulic Excavator, Skid Steer and Compact Track Loaders

Covering about 2.5 million ft2 and including roughly 2,800 exhibitors, the triennial ConExpo-Con/Agg event boasts an even-larger...

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Application Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Hydraulic Thermal Bypass Valve

ThermOmegaTech
Warminster, PA
877-379-8258
www.thermomegatech-adg.com

A system supplier to the U.S. Department of Defense recently approached ThermOmegaTech® to obtain a custom...

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Test & Measurement

Holistic Hydraulic Designs Add More Sensors, Advanced Controls

Hydraulic system developers are moving on many different fronts as they strive to improve performance and efficiency. A full-system approach that includes more sensors and...

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Articles
Power

Hydraulic Cylinder Position Sensor Technology

As the demand for greater control and functionality increases, position-sensor-instrumented hydraulic cylinders are becoming more important in the heavy industry, mobile equipment, and subsea...

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Road Ready
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

NAIAS 2019: FCA Debuts New Ram Heavy Duty Pickups

FCA’s Ram truck division unveiled its new 2019 Heavy Duty (HD) pickup truck lineup at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The new HD pickups feature the slick interiors...

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Road Ready
Unmanned Systems

2019 Honda Pilot Gets Refined 9-Speed, Tougher Styling and Standard Safety Suite

The 2019 Honda Pilot arrives with few but important changes for the 3-row, 8-seat SUV, most notably revisions to its 9-speed automatic. More rugged new...

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Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

Link Readies Semi-Active Cab Suspension for Intro on Select 2020 Models

Link Manufacturing targets heavy-duty vehicles that transition from on- to off-road terrain, in particular, for what it claims will be the industry’s first...

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Articles
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Using Turbine Flow Meters for Aerospace Test and Measurement Applications

Turbine flow meters have long been a preferred technology for obtaining precise measurements of fluid flow in the aerospace industry. In addition to their high...

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Road Ready
Unmanned Systems

2019 Acura RDX Brings World’s-First Chassis Tech

Few words are as inspiring to an engineering team as “all-new.” For the 2019 Acura RDX, the engineers behind the compact SUV’s third-generation had a host of all-new to manage,...

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News
RF & Microwave Electronics

Mecalac Targets Building Sites in Cities for Fully-Electric E12 Excavator

With a focus on developing and manufacturing construction equipment for urban environments, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Mecalac plans to begin...

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