According to Breault Research Organization, any off-highway
instrument or control that needs illumination is a candidate for a
lightpipe to take light from where it is generated to where it is
The biodiesel choice
Experts from the Natural Biodiesel Board believe it is time to
consider alternatives to the current fuel structure. One solution
to rising fuel prices is the pursuit of biodiesel fuels.
Understanding machining difficulties in gray
Bosch Braking Systems' engineers look more closely than usual
at iron brake rotor samples to give new insights into critical
characteristics of the material.
Caterpillar mining for customers
With commodity prices low, Caterpillar wants to make mining as
productive an enterprise as possible for customers. To that end, it
put several mining machines on display recently at MINExpo 2000,
including a new excavator and wheel loader that the company claims
offer not only superior performance, but also a good fit with its
existing mining truck products.
MINExpo equipment highlights
Mining OEMs and suppliers get a chance only once every four years
to display new technologies and equipment at MINExpo. In this
special edition of Original Eqiupment, some of the equipment that
OEMs were eager to display at the 2000 event in Las Vegas are
Heavy-duty oil/coolant heat exchangers
Behr Heat Transfer Systems has developed a series of aluminum oil
coolers that improve performance and reduce weight.
Biodegradable hydraulic fluids
Engineers from union Carbide Corp. and Caterpillar provide an
overview of international literature on biodegradable fluids,
various international testing protocol, fluid base stocks,
stability effects, and material compatibility.