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Navistar, VW pursue common electric powertrain, global connectivity platform

2017-11-13
Navistar president and CEO Troy Clarke recently signaled an acceleration of new product offerings and integrations stemming from its partnership with Volkswagen Truck & Bus. Chief among these activities is to converge the two companies’ connectivity activities and to develop an electric-powered, medium-duty vehicle for the U.S. by late 2019 or early 2020.
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All-wheel drive protection system

2017-11-13
Safe Shift all-wheel drive protection system from Marmon-Herrington (Louisville, KY) is a proprietary electronic control system that prevents damage to axle, driveline, and transfer case components commonly caused by improper operation.
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Self-lubricating sliding bearings

2017-11-13
Following in-house tribological testing and customer-specific field investigations, Federal-Mogul Powertrain's deva.tex self-lubricating composite bearings are being commercialized for use in construction machines, agricultural vehicles and other special-purpose vehicles, such as road sweepers.
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Electric linear actuator

2017-11-13
The LA33 electric linear actuator from LINAK is a mid-range device that combines compact design and high power in one solution fit for use in the most extreme environments.
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Anti-vandal switches

2017-11-13
CIT Relay & Switch, a division of Circuit Interruption Technology, Inc., offers 16-amp UL-approved anti-vandal pushbutton switches in 25 mm, 28 mm or 30 mm (0.984 in, 1.10 in or 1.18 in) sizes.
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Streamlining advanced composites testing

2017-11-09
Fiber orientation in composites makes material properties assessments disproportionately more complex than for other materials, such as metals and plastics. To conduct demanding quality-control fatigue tests on glass-fiber composite aerospace specimens, Zwick Roell developed an electro-dynamic, liner-drive testing machine.
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Boeing to leverage Aurora acquisition for technical know-how

2017-11-08
The technology-driven Aurora has been involved in numerous NASA programs since its founding in 1989, and as recently as October 24 announced that it had been awarded a contract to perform a comprehensive evaluation of NASA’s Single-aisle Turboelectric Aircraft with Aft Boundary Layer propulsion aircraft concept, and is also renowned for its work on the D8 and DARPA's XV-24A.
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Three-stream engine architecture eyed for next-gen military aircraft

2017-11-05
Being able to take advantage of a third stream of air that can be modulated to adapt an engine's performance across the flight envelope allows a fighter to access an on-demand increase in thrust or to smoothly shift to highly efficient operations during cruise.
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