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2009-05-12
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A concept diesel-electric hybrid vehicle debuted by Mecalac at Intermat is said to offer a 25% savings in consumption over the standard model, as well as reduced emissions and noise.
2009-05-12
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A large new milling machine from Wirtgen combines maneuverability, single-person operation, and a comprehensive control system that reduces operator input by up to 50%.
2009-05-12
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Case CE unveiled a prototype hybrid material-handling excavator at Intermat that uses a diesel engine for ground movement and hydraulic power but also includes a generator and capacitors to store otherwise wasted energy and provide support to the diesel.
2009-05-12
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Compact size allows for ease of transport and access to tight areas for the new Hitachi ZX14-3 excavator. Several cab options and refined track design make it usable for light construction and rental markets.
2009-05-12
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Takeuchi, a long-time manufacturer of compact excavators, released a new model at the Intermat show, the TB228.
2009-05-11
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The Ford 8N, mass produced after World War II, revolutionized the farming industry. As a nod to the past, New Holland has introduced a tractor that pays homage to the original, the 8N Boomer.
2009-05-11
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Still a computer-based concept, the Fenix is a think-outside-the-box solution to the logistical and equipment difficulties that come with road paving. Using pods of asphalt mix and incorporating several features into one machine, the Fenix raises new ideas to solve an ongoing problem.
2009-05-11
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Smart highway proponents in the U.S. are rallying for a highway-to-vehicle communication system as Japan is ready to start a nationwide vehicle-to-infrastructure deployment.
2009-05-11
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Necessary but not sufficient: that was the consensus of participants in a recent conference about the $1.5 billion federal grant program for advanced batteries included in the stimulus package Congress passed in February.
2009-05-11
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Proponents of the 1394 networking standard are taking aim at the automotive market, focusing on the rapidly growing need to move real-time video throughout the vehicle. A number of developments including product announcements show promise for the architectures despite the sluggish market's impact on new technology adoption.
2009-05-11
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Airbag designs are well understood in many regions, but they are still an exotic new technology in emerging markets. Analog Devices Inc. and Infineon Technologies are teaming up to change that, partnering to provide more turnkey safety systems.
2009-05-11
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Ethical consumers are making green traits a key part of their buying decisions, but they are not willing to sacrifice pricing, reliability, or convenience. To meet this vexing challenge, engineers are going to have to change the way they design products while also changing the types of products they develop.
2009-05-11
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A new, highly maneuverable crane from Grove uses tight dimensions and adjustable steering settings to access tight places in urban environments.
2009-05-08
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A "grow your own" racecar has been designed and developed by Warwick University in the U.K. It is the culmination of a yearlong project to demonstrate that the cost and finite resources consumption of vehicles, including racecars, can be drastically changed via the use of recycled material and green disciplines.
2009-05-08
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The auto industry is making changes that will enable it to cast off the old "one size fits all" mentality. Flexibility, standardization, and changing consumer demand are reshaping automotive manufacturing, according to Schneider Electric.
2009-05-08
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Is it a new car or just a spin-off? The definition gets muddied when a new model is created from building blocks in the architecture of an existing vehicle, when it comes down different assembly lines, and when it serves different markets at different price points.
2009-05-08
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Engineers hold the key to solving climate change caused by CO2 emissions. That was one of the important messages made by Professor Richard Folkson, Chairman of the Automobile Division of the U.K.-based Institution of Mechanical Engineers, in a speech at SAE 2009 World Congress.
2009-05-08
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A panel of experts at SAE 2009 World Congress discussed the topic on the mind of everyone in the automotive community. The difficulty may be in predicting what those fuel prices might be. Given uncertainty, no new technology from lightweighting to hydrogen fuel can be ruled out. Can companies afford to develop them all?
2009-05-08
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With Europe's regulations on vehicle recycling tightening in 2015, suppliers are playing a key role. Since efficient recycling of nonmetallic parts will be necessary, JSP commissioned an independent life-cycle assessment of its ARPRO expanded polypropylene.
2009-05-08
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AS5311 from austriamicrosystems is a Hall-effect-sensor-based linear magnetic encoder that features submicron resolution.
2009-05-08
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The light-metal RB rim by Dezent supports the design of sporty compact and midsize vehicles.
2009-05-08
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The 5AX-201 rotary table from Lyndex-Nikken features an 8-in faceplate trunion work envelope that can be incorporated in smaller BT30 vertical machining centers such as the Fanuc Robodrill, Brother Drill and Tap, and Kitamura Mycenter.
2009-05-06
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Renishaw’s RESOLUTE optical encoder system achieves 27-bit resolution at 36,000 rpm.
2009-05-06
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Datron Dynamics’ automated, five-axis, high-speed M8 trunnion machining center is designed for small part manufacturing.
2009-05-06
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Jet Edge’s 50-hp, 90,000-psi X-Stream xP90-50 waterjet intensifier pump achieves faster waterjet cutting speeds and lower operating costs compared to traditional 60,000-psi waterjet pumps, resulting in increased productivity and reduced part costs.
2009-05-06
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Linear Technology’s LTC3824H is a 4- to 60-V input range, low-quiescent current step-down dc/dc controller.
2009-05-06
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Paladin Live Real-Time Energy Management Advisor from EDSA Micro helps companies assess and reduce their energy costs.
2009-05-06
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Totech Super Dry’s moisture sensitive device (MSD) handling process dries components at speeds competitive with traditional methods and without the oxidation problems associated with traditional baking.
2009-05-06
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RIGOL Technologies’ DS1000B series of four-channel high-performance 2 GSa/s digital storage oscilloscopes features 22 automatic measurements and pass/fail capabilities.
2009-05-06
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CADSTAR 11 from Zuken assists engineers in controlling PCB and schematic designs with such features as intelligent busses, auto connect symbols, and schematic symbol creation wizard to output multiple gates.
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