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2008-06-19
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Hydraulics may not seem to be at the forefront of the green movement, but the transition from fossil fuels to alternative power sources is creating many challenges for hydraulics companies. Evidencing the uncertainty that’s arising during this changeover, some equipment makers are looking at hydraulic technology as an alternative to electric-motor hybrids, while some hydraulic vendors are looking at electric motors.
2008-06-19
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Hydraulic engineers who know a lot about fluid pressure and other topics may not understand the intricacies of the software that's transforming hydraulic systems. They'll still be able to create programs using a range of new tools coming from vendors.
2008-07-08
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A hydromechanical torque control option is added to Eaton’s 420 Series product line.
2008-07-10
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Eaton adds the MLV9 manual lever valve to its line of Vickers screw-in cartridge valves.
2011-09-29
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Hybrid and electric vehicles are being eyed by the military, which has often found it difficult to supply fuel when many vehicles are on the move. But a number of challenges must be overcome before warfighters see electrified vehicles in the field.
2011-10-04
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Collaboration has become a watchword for the many aspects of vehicle development projects over the past years as cost-strapped vehicle makers added complex electronic features and functions to vehicles. Military developers also are planning to use even more of these linkups as military budget cuts loom.
2011-12-01
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Eaton Corp. has been awarded an engineering services contract from the U.S. Coast Guard, in conjunction with Integrated Marine Services, valued at approximately $20 million. Under the contract, Eaton will provide electrical infrastructure preventative maintenance services for up to 12 Coast Guard cutter vessels in San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, and Hawaii.
2011-12-06
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Regulations developed by committees are among the factors behind the expanding focus on safety. The committees that create standards are also playing a big role in the effort to improve safety.
2012-03-16
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Eaton describes ways that hydraulics companies are keeping up with the changes in engineering workforce development and hiring.
2012-04-03
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Eaton offers hydraulic hose technology using real-time hose condition monitoring to report impending failure in high-pressure hose assemblies.
2012-06-27
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The focus on software may dominate efforts in hardware, but there are still many challenges for those who design with tangible components.
2009-07-22
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By converting 92 delivery vans to hybrid-electric propulsion, FedEx expects a 44% fuel economy improvement with significantly reduced emissions.
2009-09-11
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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) will participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program for the production and sale of more than 600 Freightliner-brand trucks equipped with hybrid and natural-gas drive systems.
2009-09-25
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A Class 8 commercial truck loaded with 159,080 lb (72,160 kg) of concrete and iron was at a standstill two-thirds of the way through a 15% incline, but the upward climb resumed without the tractor-trailer backsliding.
2009-08-14
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Eaton Corp.’s truck and electrical businesses will support a $45.4 million grant by the U.S. Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to produce plug-in hybrid-electric power systems for 378 commercial vehicles.
2011-04-10
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Ashland's Valvoline UltraMax product line includes engine oils, gear oils, transmission fluids, and hydraulic oils designed to extend the life of off-highway engines and equipment.
2011-04-18
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Eaton believes that one of the more serious legacies of the recent economic downturn is the loss of engineering talent and experience that the downsized industry has endured.
2016-11-11
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GH100 and GH101 hoses from Eaton are suited for high-percentage biodiesel blend and high-temperature oil applications.
2013-08-16
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Ever-tightening fuel economy and emissions regulations are prompting many design teams to explore the benefits of hybrid technologies. Engineers are looking at controls and power electronics as they strive to trim costs and improve efficiency of these powertrain alternatives.
2009-04-01
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Hybrid trucks are inching into the marketplace, but there are still plenty of questions about their viability. Despite these questions, the market is evolving as customers buy a few test vehicles and truck developers gear up for the future.
2009-03-10
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Kenworth Truck Co.’s largest-ever hybrid-truck order comes from Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) for 150 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric tractors and 35 Kenworth T370 hybrid trucks to be on the road this year.
2009-03-05
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American Honda Motor Co. Inc. has introduced a Class 8 hybrid diesel-electric truck into its fleet at its Alpharetta, GA, parts center. The SmartWay-certified Peterbilt Model 386 hybrid truck is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by almost 10,000 ton (9070 t) per year, compared to its diesel counterpart.
2009-04-30
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Hybrid truck developers have focused on using batteries to drive vehicles, but some are now expanding that focus. A growing number of design teams are using battery packs to power a range of auxiliary functions.
2009-06-16
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Eaton has developed a silicone hose for high-temperature, high-vibration, and chemically challenging truck, bus, and mobile off-highway applications.
2008-07-09
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To meet emissions regulations, Eaton has developed an advanced exhaust aftertreatment system using a fuel-dosing system, mixing elements, fuel reformer, lean NOx trap (LNT), diesel particulate filter (DPF), and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalysts arranged for both on- and off- highway diesel engines.
2008-09-03
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Electronic controls continue to enable engineers to improve performance and add personality to off-highway equipment.
2008-10-02
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The growing adoption of biodiesel fuels, combined with the increasing percentages of biodiesel in those blends, is prompting changes in many conventional engine components.
2008-09-10
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Eaton has improved its return and recycling program for plastic reels used to ship hose products from the company’s Hydraulics Operations to its North American distributors.
2010-04-23
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Eaton’s CM120 modular hydraulic valve offers configuration options for various mobile applications and combines modular design features with the company's screw-in cartridge valve technology.
2010-06-02
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Select 1- and 2-wire braid and 4-spiral Weatherhead Diamond Advantage hose styles from Eaton have been re-engineered to offer improved working pressures and temperature ratings and feature a durable hose cover for abrasion resistance.
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