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2008-06-30
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Aerospace valve manufacturer Shaw Aero Devices recently faced a challenge from one of its customers to build a solenoid valve with a pressure drop of 0.75 psi at a flow rate of 4.45 gal/min, while its standard valve measured out at 6.09 psi.
2008-06-30
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The family of Parylene conformal coatings (N, C, and D) has been used as a rugged, reliable protection solution for a wide range of aerospace applications for more than 35 years. However, while these standard formulations still meet the coating requirements of most applications, some of the leading-edge technology in aerospace devices often need a little more.
2008-06-24
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As might be expected at the “Globalization and the Concept of Corporate Social Responsibility” session at the SAE World Congress, the panelists truly reflected the global nature of the topic. Executives from Germany, India, Russia, a German company in Brazil, and a Japanese company in the U.S. shared their expertise on globalization and where it’s headed.
2008-06-24
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As moderator for an SAE World Congress panel session, Michael Robinet, Vice President of Global Vehicle Forecasts for CSM Worldwide, presented some interesting data about the shifting landscape of the global customer. He noted that wealth for the average global citizen is expected to increase 75% by 2030, driven mainly by emerging markets such as Russia, China, and India.
2008-06-24
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Iveco has revised its EuroCargo medium-weight truck range. The most-visible changes have been applied to the cab. Externally, these include the grille and badging; inside is a new steering wheel, dashboard, and center module, while the gear lever has been moved to the dashboard to improve cross-cab access for multi-drop delivery drivers.
2008-06-24
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Webasto’s BlueCool Truck bunk cooler is gaining momentum as the transportation industry increasingly seeks “green” technology solutions. The supplier recently received California’s Air Resources Board approval for its zero-emissions, engine-off bunk cooling system. New California standards for air quality took effect on January 1, 2008, limiting idling of truck engines to no more than five minutes (in non-traffic situations).
2008-06-24
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Alternative energy sources and combustion processes are getting ample focus from the industry as high fuel prices continue to keep the attention of consumers.
2008-06-24
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Seventeen college teams re-engineered a Chevrolet Equinox with the goal of improving fuel economy and reducing emissions without compromising the key attributes of the SUV. The final year of the Challenge X event wrapped with Mississippi State University winning the 2008 competition.
2008-06-24
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With environmental awareness at an all-time high and fuel prices just going in one direction, the real challenge for heavy-duty diesel engines is ahead: Bringing emissions further down while limiting the costs to clean the diesel.
2008-06-24
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Smith Electric Vehicles launched its latest electric-powered cargo van at the recent CV Show in Birmingham, England, and also a concept vehicle designed for the North American market. The new European model, based on the Ford Transit Connect cargo van, is badged Smith Ampere and carries dual Ford and Smith branding.
2008-06-24
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The company looks set to introduce a series-production hybrid Mercedes-Benz Sprinter cargo van. The company is about to begin trials of its “second generation” plug-in parallel hybrid Sprinter in the U.S. with a fleet of 11 vehicles.
2008-06-24
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PSA Peugeot Citroën recently demonstrated the H2Origin research vehicle, based on a Peugeot Partner Origin cargo van. The project is a joint development in partnership with U.K.-based Intelligent Energy, which provided the fuel-cell system, with part-funding from the U.K.’s Technology Strategy Board. The H2Origin was designed to extend the range of an electric variant of the Partner Origin from 78 to 308 km (48 to 190 mi).
2008-06-24
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Volvo has revised its FH and FM series heavy trucks, introducing a new 11-L engine to the low-height FM model and a number of modifications to the cab. The company has pursued a similar design for all its heavy-truck engines in recent years, and the new engine, designated D11B, follows those principles. Volvo also claims to be the first European truck manufacturer to launch a system to alert the driver if he or she loses concentration.
2008-06-23
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According to the Bosch Rexroth researchers, hydraulic accumulators offer a number of advantages for capture and storage of brake energy, including the ability to use hydraulic compounds that are already in serial production, and the need to make only relatively minor changes to retrofit a vehicle.
2008-06-23
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As the amount of diagnostic data grows, product designers and marketers who plan for the future want to let maintenance personnel predict when failures are imminent. Prognostics is becoming feasible now that all types of information is available. Once developers correlate sensor data with real-world wear patterns and failure modes, they can use that information to alert owners and operators when breakdowns are expected.
2008-06-23
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The ESMexpress system-on-module standard from MEN Micro was designed to offer the time savings of computer-on-module (COM) technology to rugged, harsh, and mission-critical environments.
2008-06-19
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The retailer, owner of one of the largest private heavy-duty truck fleets in the U.S. with approximately 7000 trucks on the road, is working with partners to develop hybrid diesel-electric trucks.
2008-06-19
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The joint-venture automakers are under pressure to develop brands in China; brands that can be legally recognized as essentially containing Chinese intellectual property. Honda and Volkswagen affiliates in China made some significant news in this regard.
2008-06-19
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Incremental improvements to the gasoline engine remain at the forefront of the race to meet the 35 mpg by 2020 regulation—a 40% increase—and recent price increases in diesel fuel may limit diesel engine inroads to light trucks, an SAE 2008 World Congress panel on fuel economy agreed.
2008-06-19
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One of the most dramatic themes of this year’s Auto China 2008 was the literal explosion of new near-world-class small cars (and even small-car families) from the domestic automakers. There were large, luxury models on display too, but the sheer numbers of new small offerings far outweighed them.
2008-06-19
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Great Wall Motors highlighted its engineering acumen by introducing two full-electric vehicles, one hybrid-electric vehicle, and several new powerplants at Auto China.
2008-06-19
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A minimalist approach to vehicle design doesn’t necessarily mean spartan. As demonstrated in the Jeep Renegade concept, designers can combine advanced styling and function with small energy and environmental footprints—from production through end-of-life recyclability.
2008-06-19
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The Cheetah thermal imaging system from XenICs is a high-speed InGaAs focal-plane-array camera for applications such as thermal imaging of high-temperature exhausts and catalysts.
2008-06-19
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The Cambustion DPG is a diesel-fueled system used for diesel particulate filter (DPF) testing.
2008-06-19
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Heavy-duty adjustable latches from Protex were designed for off-highway applications with up to 14,000 lb (6350 kg) load rating.
2008-06-19
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The latest valve size in the Rexroth line of modular directional valves was designed for workflows between 0 and 25 L/min (0 and 6.6 gal/min) and for working pressures up to 310 bar (4500 psi).
2008-06-19
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A touchscreen from Glacier Computer permits operation in condensation-intense environments and on the company’s rugged Everest line of all-in-one computers designed for forklifts, carts, pallet jacks, and yard jockeys.
2008-06-19
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The Type A-10 industrial transmitter from Wika Instrument offers short lead times (measured in days) and was designed to withstand harsh operating conditions such as shock and heavy vibration.
2008-06-19
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TT electronics IRC offers Anotherm substrate technology—a thermally efficient glass dielectric material designed to withstand higher voltages and increase light output for LEDs.
2008-06-19
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Danaher Motion offers Thomson stainless-steel MultiTrac ball bushing bearings to operate in harsh environments with temperatures up to 180ºF (82ºC).
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