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.
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.
Concerns about airborne diseases and flu pandemics coupled with increasing passenger concerns about environmental conditions are prompting some aircraft designers to take a closer look at ventilation systems. In many instances, improvements in air quality and cleanliness are being expedited by using design tools such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
Software company rFactor Pro developed software for a major F1 team to overcome the problem of driver-in-the-loop simulator dynamics reaction lag (latency); now it is cascading the solution into production vehicle simulators.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.