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Sensors/Data Acquisition

COMVEC 2022: Hiring Talent to Meet High-Tech Demands

There’s always been competition for engineering talent. But with embedded software becoming ever more critical for subsystems in commercial vehicles and off-highway equipment,...

Technical Innovation
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...

Articles
AR/AI

Designing Transportable, High-Performance AI Systems for the Rugged Edge

System design requirements are well understood for high-performance artificial intelligence applications destined to reside in enterprise or cloud data centers....

Executive Viewpoints
Power

Electric Mobile Machines Won’t Abandon Hydraulics

Equipment manufacturers in every major global market are launching full-electric and diesel-electric vehicles to respond to increasing market demands, reduce carbon footprints and stay...

Original Equipment
Transportation

Caterpillar Launches Next Generation M-Series Compact Wheel Loaders

Caterpillar has announced the launch of its next generation M-Series compact wheel loaders. These models will replace the existing 906, 907 and 908 models and feature...

Editorial
Propulsion

Combustion Engines Carry on in Construction

A recent virtual panel discussion reminded me that we ought not forget the propulsion workhorse of our industries: the good ol’ diesel engine. It’s sometimes easy to forget in the...

News
Unmanned Systems

Honda Puts Autonomous Vehicles to Work

Honda and Black and Veatch, a global engineering and construction firm, said they recently conducted a month-long field test of a prototype Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle (AWV) at a Black and Veatch...

Executive Viewpoints
Power

Diesel in Distress

The semiconductor shortage making headlines largely because of its impact on global automakers’ production and profits is also adversely affecting off-highway equipment and diesel engine manufacturers. If the supply...

Articles
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Digitalizing Off-Highway Machines Delivers Actionable Data

Off-highway equipment manufacturers are increasingly working with suppliers of drivetrain systems and electrohydraulic (EH) system suppliers to advance the digitalization of...

News
Unmanned Systems

Western Star Ups Vocational-Truck Ante with All-New 49X

Purpose-built from the ground up, the next-generation Western Star 49X vocational truck is underpinned by a stronger, lighter chassis and equipped with a new X-series...

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Unmanned Systems

Autonomy Takes Off-Highway

Autonomous operation for on-highway commercial vehicles has grabbed headlines and public attention, rightfully so since these haulers increasingly will share the roads with passenger vehicles. But there is a...

Original Equipment
Design

Mecalac Designs Unique-Pivoting Swing Loader

Mecalac markets itself as an urban-equipment manufacturer, and the company’s focus on designing machines for constricted-space jobsites so prevalent in cities is manifested in the AS1600...

Technical Innovation
Connectivity

Softing Envisions Secure, Reliable Predictive Maintenance

Modern heavy-duty vehicles, such as trucks and buses but also forestry and agricultural machines or construction equipment, are packed with E/E components that support...

Articles
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Products of Tomorrow

NASA's Dry Goods Delivery System, a lung-heart sensor on a chip, and more.

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Data Acquisition

ConExpo 2020: Liebherr Equips Latest Crawler Excavator with Leica 3D Integrated Machine Control

Liebherr recently launched R26 crawler excavator is now equipped with a Leica-supplied Geosystem machine-control system. The Leica-equipped...

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Internet of Things

Increasing Connectivity, Leveraging Intelligence

Like so many other companies, Parker Hannifin’s plans to share its latest solutions at ConExpo/Con-Agg and IFPE in March were dashed due to the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 did not...

News
Energy

Caterpillar Reveals Seven New Next-Gen Excavators, Increases Push for Remote Control

Caterpillar began launching its next-generation hydraulic excavators in late 2017, and the rollout continues two years later with the introduction of...

News
Power

Kubota Enters Stand-On Track-Loader Segment with New SCL1000

Kubota took the wraps off its first-ever entrant into the stand-on track-loader market at the 2020 ConExpo-Con/Agg tradeshow in Las Vegas. The new SCL1000 is the smallest...

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Energy

Hyundai Reveals Compact Electric Excavator Prototype

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas (HCEA) demonstrated a working prototype of its electric-powered compact excavator at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 in Las Vegas, March 10-14. The R18E...

Technical Innovation
Power

FPT Reveals Compact F28 Off-Road Diesel, Hybrid Variant

Seemingly everything at the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 is big – from the show’s footprint to the seemingly endless number of construction machines on the grounds. But FPT Industrial...

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Software

New CM Labs Excavator Simulator Training Offers GPS Guidance, HMI Experience

CM Labs Simulations’ (ConExpo-Con/Agg, Booth F100911 in the Festival Hall) new excavator training exercise incorporates an integrated GPS guidance system...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

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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AR/AI

Autonomous Construction Sites

In the construction world, some companies are not just looking to electrify and automate individual machines—they have their sights set on something much grander: the entire jobsite. And Doosan Infracore...

Editorial
Manned Systems

ConExpo & IFPE 2020: Go Big or Go Home

My inbox has been inundated with notifications of press conferences and exciting new construction equipment, power systems, and other advanced technologies to be revealed at the rapidly approaching...

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

Commercial-Vehicle Battery Producer Sets up in U.S. as Electrification Takes Hold

Projecting the market for full-electric and hybrid-electric commercial vehicles will continue to expand, Germany-based lithium-ion battery specialist...

Q&A
Manned Systems

CNH's CEO: Big Nikola Investment Also Benefits Off-Highway Biz

CNH Industrial is separating its On-Highway (commercial vehicles and powertrain) and Off-Highway (agriculture, construction and specialty vehicles) segments into two listed...

Articles
AR/AI

Trucks with Intuition

The automotive and commercial vehicle industries are working on answers to a tremendous number of questions no one bothered to ask before. Volvo, for example, wants to know if vehicles can have human intuition.