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2024 Ford F-150 Sports Flashy Tailgate, Better Raptor Ride

To say Ford believes it has lightning in a bottle with the Pro Access tailgate debuting on the refreshed 2024 Ford F-150 would be an understatement. “We’re going to end the...

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Test & Measurement

Balancing the ‘Dominos’ in EV Thermal Management

Electric vehicle thermal management requires OEMs and suppliers to control many variables that potentially create excessive heat. Designing thermal-management systems (TMS) to...

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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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Application Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Additive Manufacturing

Marotta’s patented approach starts with a 3D CAD model of choice that can meet varying ranges of end application specifications.

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Power

An Exhaust Symphony in the Key of C8

Few things in the automotive space are more soul-stirring than the sound of a V8 engine – at wide-open throttle, or top-gear cruising, or at any combination of engine speed and load in between. For...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Thrust in Space - The Nuances of Thruster Valve Design

More and more companies are designing rockets, satellites, and reusable space vehicles that require thruster valves to position, maintain, or change vehicle orbit in space.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Solving the “Telehandler Problem”

A common challenge engineers face in the application of counterbalance or overcenter valves is machines with a high degree of load dynamics. Vehicles with slender booms, multiple booms, wear pads...

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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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Technical Innovation
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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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Aerospace

Thermostatic Solutions for Temperature Control Applications

The wax-filled thermostatic element was invented in 1936 by Sergius Vernet (1899-1968). Its principal application was in automotive thermostats used in the engine cooling system....

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Technology Report
Energy

GM Adopts Advanced Cylinder Deactivation for 2019 Chevy Silverado V8s

Calling 2019 variants of its 5.3-L and 6.2-L OHV V8s for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado fullsize pickup “the most advanced gasoline V8s in the [Chevrolet] brand’s...

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Technology Report
Green Design & Manufacturing

Stanadyne Pumps up the Volume

Although the auto sector continues to intensify its focus on electrification, planners and analysts remind almost daily that internal combustion-based propulsion will continue to the baseline for a decade or...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Le Mans 2018: Can Anyone Beat Toyota’s Hybrids?

Arguably the pinnacle of auto racing technology, the World Endurance Championship’s 24 Hours of Le Mans is in a period of transition for 2018-19. The FIA sanctioning body has dubbed...

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Technical Innovation
Propulsion

Eaton Solves Nuisance Problems with Electrohydraulic Solutions

Hysteresis is a common shortcoming in applying fluid power products to industrial and mobile equipment. It is frequently unreported due to a lack of a cost-effective option...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

On-Orbit Satellite Refueling Flow Measurement

Over 7000 satellites have been placed in Earth-orbit since the beginning of the space age. 3000 are currently in orbit, of which 1000 are active, making our near space neighborhood a...

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Energy

High-Speed Hydraulic Logic Valves

Sun Hydraulics Corp.’s (Sarasota, FL) solenoid-operated digital logic valve (DLV) paves the way for smaller, highly reliable solutions in demanding mobile applications where size, weight, speed and power...

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Power

Compact Hydraulics Configuration Tool

CHoose, Bosch Rexroth’s (Charlotte, NC) compact hydraulics configuration tool, allows users to realize virtually any hydraulic circuit solution. By incorporating Bosch Rexroth’s cartridge and...

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Aerospace

Advanced Thermal Management Solutions

Now more than ever, devices with increasing power and smaller footprints are demanding a good stable cost effective thermal management solution. Fortunately many options are available today. However, for...

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Software

CAN-Enabled Electrohydraulic Mobile Valve

Eaton’s CMA Advanced Mobile Valve with Independent Metering offers manufacturers numerous possibilities to differentiate machine capabilities. The CAN-enabled electrohydraulic mobile valve...

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Materials

Miniature Relief Valve

The Lee Company’s miniature, poppet-style pressure relief valve provides a faster opening rate and more stable flow than typical ball-style relief valves. Measuring 5.5 mm (0.2 in) in diameter and 19 mm (0.75 in)...

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Motion Control

High-Performance Roto-Translating Valve for Fault-Tolerant Applications

New X-by-wire systems under study for commercial and heavy-duty vehicles such as agricultural tractors are increasingly real autonomous systems, capable of...

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Power

Compact Motors

Benefiting from Poclain Hydraulics’ know-how in turret rotation solutions, the new range of MZ motors are more “concentrated” for integration into machines like mini and medium-sized excavators, as well as forestry,...

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Power

Open-Circuit Piston Pumps

Eaton’s X20 portfolio of open-circuit piston pumps now has inverse proportional pressure control (IPPC) and remote pressure control options for improved system efficiency in construction, mining, and agriculture...

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Power

Rexroth Releases New Flow-Sharing Valve for Mini Excavators

Bosch Rexroth took advantage of bauma China to launch a new size for its RS valve platform, the RS15, which the company says was in reaction to an “upwards spiral” in the...

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Energy

New Power Steering Concept Uses Variable Displacement Pump

Modern on-highway vehicles have been making steady strides when it comes to employing technological advances featuring active safety systems. However, off-highway machines are...

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Aerospace

Vacuum Regulators to Simulate Altitudes

Equilibar
Fletcher, NC
828-650-6590
www.equilibar.com

To support air assets, the US Navy’s Altitude Laboratory in Maryland is tasked with testing On-Board Oxygen Generating...

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Materials

Fluidic Flexible Matrix Composites for Autonomous Structural Tailoring

In previous research, a high-mechanical- advantage actuator system inspired by the fibrillar networks in plant cell walls was developed. One of the basic elements in the...

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Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Biaxial and Shear Testing Apparatus With Force Controls

An apparatus for in-plane biaxial tension/compression and in-plane shear testing of fabrics, other flexible sheet materials, or relatively rigid thin plate materials has been invented....

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