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2008-01-18
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Designed to provide precision control for fine grading and leveling applications, Kobelco Construction Machinery America’s new SK260LC Acera Mark 8 hydraulic excavator features an innovative intelligent total control system that recognizes the operator’s moves and provides smooth hydraulic response.
2008-07-09
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The Cadillac Provoq concept, announced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and shown in Detroit, is another example of General Motors’ E-Flex propulsion system, this time combining a new fifth-generation fuel-cell system and a lithium-ion battery pack.
2008-03-31
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When Franz von Holzhausen, Mazda’s North American Director of Design, revved the Furai concept’s 450-hp rotary engine, the company’s NAIAS exhibition stand rumbled, and a sharp cracking sound echoed throughout the hall. “It sounds good, doesn’t it?” von Holzhausen asked as he exited the vehicle to address the crowd.
2008-06-30
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Smart sensors have a very significant role in aerospace, particularly when they can quickly detect potentially serious damage to a structure. Their increasing sophistication and reliability is expected to contribute to huge savings in maintenance, servicing, and support costs, all of which are central to the successful operation of aircraft that may have service lives that span decades.
2008-03-31
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Three variations on a theme, the theme being environmentally responsible cars propelled by advanced powertrain systems. In a nutshell, that describes Chrysler’s intent with the three very different-looking—but technology-wise, somewhat similar—concept vehicles it revealed in January at the NAIAS.
2008-06-30
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BAE Systems will be using Mercury Computer Systems’ VistaNav technology for a rotorcraft brownout landing system. The patent-pending Synthetic Vision with Real-Time Terrain Morphing Engine incorporates terrain sensor measurements that are captured and updated in real time via a standard interface and displayed with Synthetic Vision.
2008-06-30
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Commercial aircraft livery is an important part of marketing as well as providing protection for the structure of an aircraft. Akzo Nobel Aerospace Coatings (ANAC) has established a new facility to provide guided color expertise to livery and help operators create airline liveries more quickly.
2008-06-19
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KMT Robotic Solutions says its new RoboTrim RT-1002 robotic routing system provides reduced cycle times for trimming thermoformed, injection molded, and rotationally molded parts. Using TrimPro and CamPro CADCAM software, users can create programs offline, build virtual work cells, and simulate and optimize the cycle times of existing cells without building a prototype or bringing the system out of the production line.
2008-06-30
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Very large aircraft do not necessarily have to impose high noise levels on the environment, a fact that has been demonstrated by the Airbus A380’s appearance at international air shows and during its world tours. Now, Airbus is claiming its A380 as the quietest long-range aircraft in service. The aircraft has received external noise levels validation from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the U.S. FAA.
2008-06-30
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Alenia Aeronautica had the first flight of its new-generation Sky-Y UAV in 2007. A particularly important aspect of its development program concerns verification of the use of the engine and of its carbon-fiber structure. It is Alenia’s first in the MALE (medium-altitude, long-endurance) category to be conceived, designed, and built in less than a year.
2008-06-19
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Bosch Rexroth says its new 32-bit BODAS RC36-20 provides a central electronic control unit platform for efficient electrohydraulic system solutions, allowing OEMs and operators to expand mobile equipment functions and reduce energy consumption. The controller’s TriCore technology includes 150-MHz clock timing and parallel processing to run highly complex control circuits and mathematical floating-point operations.
2008-06-19
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Eberspächer's Hydronic M II water heaters feature double the service life, faster heating performance, and "extremely quiet operation," compared to previous models, says the company. The heaters are available in 8-, 10-, and 12-kW models. Diesel fuel required for heating is drawn directly from the onboard fuel tank.
2008-06-19
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ZF has designed a continuously variable transmission (CVT) for input powers of up to 500 hp (373 kW) that is based on the series-production Eccom transmission system. The Eccom 5.0 design is essentially a “performance-optimized” Eccom planetary transmission, together with a performance-matched hydrostatic unit in back-to-back design.
2008-06-19
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Sakor Technologies’ HybriDyne system is itself a hybrid, integrating major components of Sakor’s DynoLAB PT engine test cell supervisory system with elements of its DynoLAB EM electric motor test system. HybriDyne is capable of thoroughly testing individual mechanical and/or electrical components, integrated subassemblies, and complete drivetrains with a single installation.
2008-03-31
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According to InterRegs, China recently has implemented a new standard, GB 20997-2007, which specifies mandatory fuel-consumption limits for both goods vehicles and buses with a GVW not exceeding 3500 kg.
2008-06-02
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U.S. government officials are disappointed by the slow rate at which ethanol is being introduced info the U.S. automotive fuel infrastructure.
2008-06-19
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Komatsu America introduced the D39EX-22 and D39PX-22 crawler dozers during ConExpo 2008. Designed for work in general construction, site preparation, home building, forestry, and utility applications, the new machines feature a hydrostatic transmission (HST) and a new cab-forward design that improves operator visibility, machine balance, ride, and stability.
2008-06-19
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Two new crawlers recently added to Doosan Infracore’s lineup were featured as part of the company’s participation at ConExpo 2008. The new models—DX225 and DX255—feature an electronically optimized hydraulic system, next-generation Doosan engine, improved ergonomics and visibility, and reduced maintenance.
2008-07-10
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Expanding its wheel loader lineup, Terex Construction introduced its new TL210 compact wheel loader during ConExpo 2008. Building upon the successful design of the company’s popular TL260 compact wheel loader, the TL210 features a spacious operating cab, heavy-duty chassis, Terex cooling system with reversible fan, U.S. EPA Tier-3-compliant engine, and modified toolcarrier linkage.
2008-07-08
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A Hydac Hydraulics line of ELD Series air coolers for mobile equipment applications uses a combination of cooling elements with dc electrical-powered fans to offer improved operation on mobile equipment.
2008-07-08
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Hydac Hydraulics offers custom manifolds designed to simplify system procurement and reduce acquisition costs through single subassembly sourcing.
2008-06-19
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Focusing on efficiency, ZF Passau GmbH is rolling out systems that trim fuel consumption. Its Efficiency Package improves driveline technology for vehicles such as wheel loaders and diesel lift trucks that must perform quickly with millimeter accuracy, while Ergopower L II focuses on dump trucks.
2008-06-10
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As pressure mounts on OEMs and suppliers to develop more practical and longer range electric vehicles, Volkswagen has announced that it is to work with Sanyo on high-performance energy-storage systems.
2008-06-19
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Case Construction Equipment announced at ConExpo 2008 the expansion of its E Series wheel loader line with the addition of the 1221E articulating wheel loader. The new wheel loader features an electronically controlled U.S. EPA Tier-3-certified engine, a spacious cab designed for operator comfort and visibility, and streamlined maintenance.
2008-06-19
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Cat has taken advantage of advances of both price and size in powerful semiconductors to provide its newly announced D7E track-type tractor with a brushless ac-electric-drive system. The D7E will ramp up in production and roll out into regulated markets next year, with the DR7 it is replacing to eventually be discontinued in North America.
2008-07-25
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Automakers rely on various metrics to gauge customer satisfaction, and reports like J.D. Power and Associates' Initial Quality Study provide a snapshot of things gone wrong on new vehicles.
2008-07-09
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FEV offers a unit that allows the autonomous control of various emissions control systems, such as NOx adsorber catalyst-diesel particulate filter (DPF) or selective catalytic reduction-DPF systems.
2008-07-10
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The Hatz single cylinder B family of engines now covers 1.88 to 10.7 hp (1.4 to 8 kW) in both horizontal and vertical crankshaft versions, while the D single cylinder family covers 3.2 to 15 hp (2.4 to 11.2 kW).
2008-06-09
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Yet another application is poised to switch from metal to plastic. Mann+Hummel unveiled a plastic oilpan at April’s SAE World Congress, saying the technology is already designed into a model year 2009 North American vehicle.
2008-06-09
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The government, as part of the country’s 10th Five-year plan in 2001, has urged automakers to familiarize themselves with all types of alternative powertrain and alternative fuel technology.
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