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Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co., Ltd. has ordered 375 trucks from Scania that will be used as a platform for mobile concrete pumps. The deliveries are scheduled to occur in April. The Swedish heavy truck and bus maker has delivered trucks to Zoomlion since 2008, including Zoomlion’s largest mobile concrete pumps, which have a span up to 80 m (262 ft) and are mounted on Scania’s four- and five-axle truck chassis with six-cylinder, 420- to 470-hp (313- to 351-kW) engines.
Scania has developed a new coach for the European market in partnership with Chinese coach body builder Higer. The cooperation will produce further models in the future. The body was designed by Scania’s design department and then developed jointly with Higer.
Scania offers a full range of industrial engines—9-, 13-, and 16-L, covering outputs from 202 to 515 kW (271 to 690 hp)—available with EU Stage IIIB and EPA Tier 4 Interim certification using Scania-developed systems for fuel injection, engine management, and emissions control.
Scania AB and MAN SE are conducting feasibility studies regarding potential collaboration in four strategic areas that are not brand-related. The studies cover the potential for Scania to adapt its manual gearbox for use in MAN trucks; Scania to use MAN’s rear axle for heavy applications—36 to 40 t (40 to 44 ton)—and its transfer cases in Scania trucks; commodities without affecting brand identity; and joint research on hybrid components for heavy trucks and buses.
The launch of a completely new heavy-commercial-vehicle V8 diesel engine is a rare event. In September, Scania, a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, will launch a new 16.4-L V8 engine, in addition to the Swedish company's existing 15.6-L V8, at the top of its heavy-truck range.
The manufacturer's new truck generation can be equipped with side-curtain airbags integrated into the headliner molding above the doors.
Indian mining company BGR Mining & Infra recently placed an order for 200 Scania P 410 tipper trucks, adding to the company’s current fleet of 246 Scania vehicles. BGR Mining & Infra Managing Director B.
Simulation technology has enabled the Swedish manufacturer to test more vehicle configurations at a lower cost and with less disruption than it took to test just one configuration using its previous process, according to MSC Software.
Automated road trains such as the one demonstrated on a test track in Tsukuba City, Japan, help prove out new truck platooning technology for real-world use. Similar programs have been conducted in Europe and the U.S.
Scania and Siemens are teaming to develop hybrid trucks that draw electrical current conductively from overhead wires or inductively from energy-transmitting devices embedded in the road. “Full-scale demonstration of electrified road sections can quickly become a reality through this partnership,” Henrik Henriksson, Executive Vice President and head of Scania’s Sales and Marketing, said in a March 11 press release that contained few technical details.
Engineers at Valeo have developed a high torque, low stiffness (HTLS) clutch disc for heavy trucks and buses that increases damping performance by 40% and allows a reduction of engine speed by up to 200 rpm.
Technical Paper
John Woodrooffe, Erik Dahlberg
This paper examines how commercial vehicle aerodynamic improvements can be influenced by regulation particularly with respect to size and weight policy. It discusses the potential use of performance based standards (PBS) first introduced to optimize vehicle configurations in terms of vehicle stability and control and compatibility with highway geometry. There are several vehicle treatments that can be used to reduce aerodynamic drag, some of which lengthen or widen the vehicle without increasing cargo capacity. One such solution is referred to as ‘boat tails” consisting of a light weight external extension of the trailer allowing the air flow to remain attached as the vehicle cross section diminishes resulting in a reduction in the area of negative pressure at the end of the vehicle which reduces drag force.
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