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Wireless, Batteryless Limit Switches

Steute Industrial Controls offers a comprehensive line of wireless, batteryless limit switches that feature an internal electrodynamic energy generator. Displacement of the actuator generates power to...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Data Processing System for Acoustics and Vibration

The nCode brand of durability, test, and analysis software by HBM introduces nCode VibeSys, a new data processing system designed to help acoustics and vibration engineers ensure that...

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Power

Stricter Stage V Regs Pose Challenges

Worried about the adverse health effects of diesel exhaust in general, and diesel soot in particular, the European Commission’s new Stage V regulations will further reduce allowable limits on...

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Propulsion

Turbo Compounding, I-Shift with Crawler Gears New to Volvo's 2017 Powertrain Lineup

Volvo Trucks North America checks off multiple customer requisites with its model year 2017 powertrain refinements—increased fuel efficiency,...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Stage V-Ready Engines Take Center Stage at Bauma

Mid-April in Munich marks the 31st edition of the largest trade fair in the world, Bauma. With more than 3400 exhibitors and 530,000 visitors at the last iteration in 2013—not quite the...

Original Equipment
Power

New Komatsu Wheel Loader with Tier 4F Engine Consumes 13% less Fuel

Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, the new WA600-8 wheel loader from Komatsu combines an enhanced lockup torque converter function and SmartLoader logic...

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Test & Measurement

Camera-Based 3D Measurement

Imetrum’s precision, noncontact 3D measurement system, the Precision Displacement Tracker (PDT), slashes setup times and provides richer data sets without compromising measurement resolution or sampling speed....

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Power

Cummins Aims to Boost Heavy-Duty Diesel Efficiency to 55%

The big-rig tractor-trailer trucks that we see on the highway get only about 5.8 mpg of diesel fuel. In tests, the Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck—a U.S. Department of...

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Power

Hybrid Variety in Off-Highway

Perhaps the most interesting point about hybrids in the off-highway market is the sheer variety of architectures and energy storage choices.

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Power

FPT Plans Engines for Complex Market

Expected in 2019, the impending European Stage V emissions regulations for off-highway engines will remain top of the agenda for FPT. EU regulators will limit both particle number, or PN, as well as...

Technical Innovation
Power

MTU Engines, and Engineers, to Reap Benefit of New R&D Test Facility

In late July, a €40 million, 9000-m² test facility in Friedrichshafen, MTU’s lead site and main R&D location, officially went into service. The new five-story...

Original Equipment
Transportation

Case CE Upgrades 621F and 721F Wheel Loaders to Meet Tier 4 Final

Case Construction Equipment’s 621F and 721F wheel loaders now meet Tier 4 Final emissions standards. Like the Tier 4 Interim models, each model is equipped with a...

Technical Innovation
Power

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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Propulsion

Increasing Productivity: Top Trend for the Off-Highway Industry

Today’s emphasis on improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions is just the beginning. In the future, increasing productivity will be the most critical trend for the...

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Power

Noise Joins Exhaust Emissions on Industry Challenge List

Off-highway vehicles may not move at the same speed as trucks or other large road vehicles, but that in itself presents challenges that on-road vehicles do not face. As emissions...

Executive Viewpoints
Propulsion

Unearthing the Solutions: The Road Ahead

The industrial engine market has the potential to total more than 15 million units by 2018, with an increase in demand projected across the globe which, coupled with increased environmental...

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Propulsion

The Good, the Bad, and the Biodiesel

With the cost of fossil fuels continuing to rise as the quantity is depleted, there is a strong driver for continued investment in renewable fuel sources. One such approach is the use of plant-based...

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Propulsion

Confidence Comes Free with New-Technology Training Programs

Around the world, manufacturers are innovating at a breakneck pace. From 3D printers and smart watches to delivery drones and self-driving vehicles, I often find myself...

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Propulsion

What’s an IOPU and Why Should You Care?

Once upon a time, in the not too distant past, installing a diesel engine into a piece of equipment was a relatively straightforward exercise. One simply needed to find a location with an...

Executive Viewpoints
Motion Control

Building Blocks Toward Collaborative Innovation

Global trends of population growth, the consequent infrastructure replacement and expansion, and the basic need to feed people, combined with ever-increasing environmental concerns and...

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Propulsion

Innovation Is at the Core of Engine Design

A new era in high horsepower (HHP) engine technology began on January 1, 2015, the official start date of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tier 4 Final emissions regulations...

Executive Viewpoints
Propulsion

Designing Toward Future-Proof Technology

Resource shortages, rising market requirements, and legal provisions like Tier 4 force the construction machinery industry all over the world to rethink designs. Demands for optimized fuel usage,...

Q&A
Power

Focus on Alternative Powertrain Technologies for ICPC 2015

Every two years AVL organizes the International Commercial Powertrain Conference, a major event for the on- and off-highway commercial vehicle industries. On May 20-21, 2015, experts...

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Power

Western Star Focuses on Efficiency for New 5700XE

Fuel efficiency is increasingly becoming a significant driver in truck OEMs’ vehicle development plans, and that certainly was the case when Western Star set out to develop the all-new...

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Power

GKN Develops Electric Flywheel Hybrid System for Buses

The core of GKN’s Gyrodrive flywheel hybrid system was developed by Williams Hybrid Power for a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) designed for the Williams F1 team. GKN...

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Power

Cybersecurity, Safety Issues Require Government/industry Cooperation

Two days after serving as the “designated survivor” during President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx served...

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Nanotechnology

Making Strides in Sustainable Transportation

A material scientist by training working on processing, manufacturing, and characterization development for advanced energy storage systems, Claus Daniel, Ph.D., organized the Lightweighting...

Technical Innovation
Power

Argonne, Convergent, and Cummins Team up to Simulate Fuel Injectors

Argonne National Laboratory announced that Cummins, Convergent Science Inc. (CSI), and Argonne’s Virtual Engine Research Institute and Fuels Initiative (VERIFI)...

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Power

Caterpillar Updates Its D7E Diesel-Electric Dozer

After first appearing on jobsites in 2009, Caterpillar’s latest D7E dozers feature three new “productivity boosting” dozing features for optimized performance during grading...