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2014-04-09
Bob Akins, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, DSM Engineering Plastics Americas, talked with Automotive Engineering in this video interview from the show floor of the SAE 2014 World Congress, touching on the latest developments in engineered plastics and the continued push toward lighter, cheaper, greener.
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2014-04-01
Volvo Trucks' Wade Long gives a walk-around of one of the company's "optimized" trucks, pointing out elements that reduce weight such as aluminum cross members and 6x2 configuration, at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
Article
2014-03-18
Using gasoline in modified truck diesel engines can result in more than 50% efficiency if the combustion process is done correctly, according to research conducted at Lund University in Sweden. By employing a partially premixed combustion (PPC) process, fuel consumption for gasoline engines could be cut in half, the researchers claim.
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2014-03-14
To assist the automotive industry in its quest to develop ever more fuel-efficient technologies, Sandvik Materials Technology is launching two grades of seamless stainless tubing—Pressurfect and Pressurfect XP—to handle higher fuel pressures in gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines.
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2014-03-12
Increased fuel efficiency—by as much as 10% or more—and reduced cost are two compelling reasons to consider any new technology. And these are two of the major benefits Ricardo claims for its new TorqStor advanced flywheel energy storage system.
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2014-02-26
Technical sessions focused on interiors at the SAE 2014 World Congress span the designated technology areas, including electronics, materials, and safety/testing. One example in the electronics area, to take place April 8 at 9:30 a.m., covers multi-media systems. As part of the discussion, Takata researchers will present new touchscreen concepts such as a smart display surface that could benefit steering-wheel design.
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2014-02-19
Hawe Hydraulics plans to show a variety of axial piston pumps at ConExpo/IFPE 2014, including the new V60N-130 pump type that is a member of the well-established V60N series. The company claims that the V60N-130 pump, in particular, sets new standards in terms of life cycle, efficiency, and control accuracy.
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2014-02-19
The new high-performance smart brushless DC (BLDC) actuators from Sonceboz were specifically developed to reduce emissions in harsh environments, including for exhaust flaps, turbochargers, EGR (exhaust gas recirculation), and throttle valves.
Article
2014-02-19
Isuzu Diesel is introducing a complete line of Tier 4 diesel engines for industrial and commercial applications at ConExpo 2014 in Las Vegas.
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2014-02-18
Sandvik 3R60, the manufacturer’s next-generation 316L grade straight length and coiled hydraulic and instrumentation tubing, will be launched to North American customers at this year’s IFPE 2014 in Las Vegas. An austenitic chromium-nickel steel, Sandvik 3R60 offers higher strength, better weldability, and improved corrosion resistance.
Article
2014-02-18
Grede is developing lightweight chassis, powertrain, and drivetrain components—including safety-critical systems—for several heavy-equipment manufacturers using a patented ductile iron alloy called SiboDur.
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2014-02-17
Host company Hyundai and Tier 1 Strategic Partner, Delphi, established “Creating New Possibilities” as the theme for this year’s premier engineering event taking place April 8-10 in Detroit’s Cobo Center. Here are some insights from the event’s executive leadership.
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2014-01-30
BYD and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recently announced some findings from a two-month pilot test on a 40-ft BYD battery-electric bus conducted in Manhattan from Aug. 25 to Oct. 25 of last year. The electric bus maker also recently completed the first phase of a 10-month trial, which commenced this past summer in Gatineau, Quebec, and Ottawa, Ontario, again using a 40-ft BYD-supplied electric bus.
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2014-01-27
BASF Catalysts India Private Ltd. is expanding its mobile emissions catalysts production capacity in Chennai, India. Construction of a new 47,000-m² (506,000-ft²) facility commenced in December 2013, with operations startup expected in the first quarter of 2015.
Article
2014-01-24
A new SAE International book narrates the history of heavy-duty wheeled vehicles and presents the theory and calculations required to design them. Translated from Russian, the book summarizes the results of the authors’ academic research and experience, and presents innovative technical solutions used for electric and hydrostatic transmissions, steering systems, and active safety of these vehicles.
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2014-01-24
Knorr-Bremse has expanded its production capacity in India in both the rail- and commercial-vehicle (CV) sectors with the opening of two new facilities in Palwal and Pune, as well as a new Development Center in Pune to be shared by its two divisions.
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2014-01-22
Cummins’ latest generation of engines ready to meet EPA Tier 4 Final emissions regulations extend from 49 to 675 hp (37 to 504 kW). New engines on display at ConExpo 2014 will include the QSF3.8 suited for compact equipment and the heavy-duty QSG12 for high-output machines.
Article
2014-01-22
The patented V-Raptor Bucket from Leading Edge Attachments, Inc. is a ripper/bucket combination for excavators and backhoes that allows the operator to rip rock, coral, or frozen ground with the maximum breakout force; pry out and carry stumps or cradle boulders; rip a clean narrow V trench for laying utilities; plus scoop and load material.
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2014-01-21
Deister Machine plans to launch its new BFO-11224-EX2 mine-duty screen at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014. The 12- x 24-ft (3.7- x 7.3-m) horizontal, single-deck unit delivers reliability and high-volume capacities in a variety of hard rock mining and mineral processing applications, the company claims.
Article
2014-01-21
The Hobart Element family of gas-shielded, flux-cored wires feature the lowest manganese levels of any similarly classified filler metal in the marketplace, the company claims, helping companies to address compliance with environmental regulations.
Article
2014-01-21
Bosch Rexroth is displaying its size 18 and 35 A1VO axial piston pumps at ConExpo. The pumps were developed specifically for price-sensitive applications and markets.
Article
2014-01-21
LADD Distribution has expanded its product offerings to include TE Connectivity’s AMPSEAL and AMPSEAL 16 connectors that are designed for harsh environment and critical applications in the off-highway, mining, and engine industries.
Article
2014-01-21
Texas Hydraulics’ hydraulic cylinders are now available as Electronic Advanced Subsystem – Integrated (EAS-i) actuators that have been designed to locally control the motion of the cylinder or a group of cylinders to perform a programmed function and respond to an input.
Article
2014-01-17
Bobcat Co. has released its first Tier 4 loaders, including a non-diesel particulate filter (DPF) engine solution. The non-DPF solution was achieved by designing an ultra-low particulate combustion (ULPC) engine.
Article
2014-01-17
Komatsu America Corp. has released a mobile app that allows owners to see critical machine information from the KOMTRAX fleet monitoring system on their Apple or Android smartphones or tablet devices in daily, weekly, or monthly time increments.
Article
2014-01-17
Topcon Positioning Group launched in 2013 a new web portal, Sitelink3D.net, designed specifically for general construction and engineering companies. The subscription web-based service—accessible via computer, tablet, or smartphone—is a real-time visualization and communications tool that allows users to access jobsite status, create new or update jobsite parameters, and view movement of machines on the job.
Article
2014-01-14
The rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan embodies the first realization of Hyundai’s new design direction—“fluidic sculpture 2.0”—that was previewed last year with the HCD-14 Genesis concept. Beneath the “clean,” flowing exterior panels, the 2015 Genesis features a completely redesigned platform to accommodate a new available HTRAC all-wheel-drive system.
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2014-01-06
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has launched the Bridgestone R244 all-position steer radial tire. The new tire meets the demands of dump trucks and concrete mixer truck fleets that spend a higher percentage of their miles in on-highway use.
Article
2014-01-06
Wheel rim components made of 3/4-in steel plate in diameters to 40 in (1016 mm) and larger for use on tractors and other off-highway vehicles are fabricated by Acme Metal Spinning. Available in quantities of five to a few hundred or more, these components are fabricated using Acme’s advanced metal spinning processes.
Article
2014-01-06
Rexroth engineers connect with fans and followers via Facebook and Twitter on Tech Tip Tuesdays, sharing knowledge about mechanical and electrical engineering, hydraulics, drives and controls, linear motion, and retrofits and maintenance.
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