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2008-06-19
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Northrop Grumman issued a contract to Curtiss-Wright Corp. to provide radar processing subsystems for use in the U.S. Marine Corps’ Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) program. The initial contract, valued at $4.3 million, is for development expected to be completed in 2010.
2008-06-19
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The Manitowoc Co., Inc. formed a joint venture with the shareholders of TaiAn Dongyue Heavy Machinery Co., Ltd. for the production of mobile and truck-mounted hydraulic cranes. The joint venture is located in TaiAn City, Shandong Province, China.
2008-06-19
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The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command awarded a $185 million contract modification to BAE Systems for the manufacture of 90 Army-configured M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicles, four U.S.
2008-06-19
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Lockheed Martin signed a cooperative research agreement with the U.S. Army’s Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center’s Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) to develop tactical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities.
2008-06-19
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Northrop Grumman Corp. and Oshkosh Corp. selected Plasan, a developer and manufacturer of add-on armor systems for the military and commercial market, to assist with the design and engineering of the armor for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program.
2008-06-19
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Deere & Co. expanded its presence in China by signing a definitive agreement to own 50% of Xuzhou Xuwa Excavator Machinery Co., Ltd. (XCG). XCG is viewed as a viable partner for the Chinese market because of its strong domestic position as a Chinese manufacturer of construction equipment with an excavator product line of 14 models.
2008-06-19
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Mack Trucks is beefing up its engine line with the MP10 engine, a big-block diesel with up to 605 hp (451 kW). It is the most powerful engine Mack has produced.
2008-06-19
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Cooled EGR is the key technology John Deere Power Systems will carry over for meeting the Interim Tier 4 (IT4)/Stage III B off-highway emissions regulations set to begin in 2011 for engines 130 kW (174 hp) and above. By increasing the flow of exhaust gases by almost double what they were with Tier 3, JDPS says they will achieve the 50% reduction in NOx gases needed for its engines to meet the new regulations.
2008-06-19
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The Construction and Forestry Division of John Deere is employing model-based design on several 2008 production programs, including a crawler tractor program. One hundred percent of the application code is automatically generated using The MathWorks’ Real-Time Workshop embedded coder.
2008-06-19
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Celebrating its 25th year of operation, ASV Inc. unveiled its newly enhanced PT-Series rubber-track loaders during ConExpo 2008, continuing the evolution that began in 1983 when the company first introduced its rubber-tracked machinery.
2008-06-19
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The number of electronic elements on today’s vehicles is soaring, and operators are being challenged to manage the many functions they bring. Bosch Rexroth is addressing each of these trends with controllers that offer high I/O counts and advanced graphics capabilities.
2008-06-19
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Compact Power Inc. unveiled its new 700 Series compact utility loaders—including the 726DT, 732DT, and 749DT models—during ConExpo 2008. Targeting the construction, landscaping, utility, and rental markets, the new series—part of the company’s Boxer line—features hydrostatic transmission, a telescopic arm, and low ground pressure.
2008-06-19
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QinetiQ operates a variety of test and evaluation facilities across the U.K. that offer life-cycle system analyses to increase equipment reliability and durability. Such facilities include electromagnetic compatibility chambers; various real-time simulators; test and vibration rigs; land, sea, and air test and evaluation ranges; a suite of human physiology testing facilities; and specialist materials and physical testing capabilities.
2008-06-19
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A new counterweight technology is being deployed on a 2300-t (2535-ton) crawler crane that Manitowoc Co. plans to begin shipping in 2010. The new balancing technique reduces the amount of ground that needs to be prepared for the crane’s operation.
2008-06-19
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Focusing on efficiency, ZF Passau GmbH is rolling out systems that trim fuel consumption. Its Efficiency Package improves driveline technology for vehicles such as wheel loaders and diesel lift trucks that must perform quickly with millimeter accuracy, while Ergopower L II focuses on dump trucks.
2008-06-19
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Komatsu America introduced the D39EX-22 and D39PX-22 crawler dozers during ConExpo 2008. Designed for work in general construction, site preparation, home building, forestry, and utility applications, the new machines feature a hydrostatic transmission (HST) and a new cab-forward design that improves operator visibility, machine balance, ride, and stability.
2008-06-19
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Two new crawlers recently added to Doosan Infracore’s lineup were featured as part of the company’s participation at ConExpo 2008. The new models—DX225 and DX255—feature an electronically optimized hydraulic system, next-generation Doosan engine, improved ergonomics and visibility, and reduced maintenance.
2008-06-19
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Cat has taken advantage of advances of both price and size in powerful semiconductors to provide its newly announced D7E track-type tractor with a brushless ac-electric-drive system. The D7E will ramp up in production and roll out into regulated markets next year, with the DR7 it is replacing to eventually be discontinued in North America.
2008-06-19
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Case Construction Equipment announced at ConExpo 2008 the expansion of its E Series wheel loader line with the addition of the 1221E articulating wheel loader. The new wheel loader features an electronically controlled U.S. EPA Tier-3-certified engine, a spacious cab designed for operator comfort and visibility, and streamlined maintenance.
2008-06-19
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J. W. Speaker’s model 700 work lamp features high-output LED technology for its light source that, according to the company, delivers more than twice the light of the previous generation LED work lamp.
2008-06-19
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Dassault Systemes' Abaqus 6.8 FEA software from SIMULIA helps engineers to lower costs and reduce cycle times through the realistic simulation of stress, impact, crush, fluid-structure interaction, thermal dynamics, and other complex behaviors of products, materials, and processes.
2008-06-19
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TGrid 5.0 from ANSYS is a pre-processor for fluid flow analysis that is used to create large unstructured tetrahedral and hex-core meshes for complex geometry.
2008-06-19
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Cole Hersee's SureStart automatic low-voltage disconnect (LVD) allows vehicles to start even if they've been left standing for weeks or are stopped and started many times a day.
2008-06-19
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Technology advances help to make equipment operators more comfortable--and more productive--in the field, in the pit, and on the job site.
2008-06-19
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Hydraulics may not seem to be at the forefront of the green movement, but the transition from fossil fuels to alternative power sources is creating many challenges for hydraulics companies. Evidencing the uncertainty that’s arising during this changeover, some equipment makers are looking at hydraulic technology as an alternative to electric-motor hybrids, while some hydraulic vendors are looking at electric motors.
2008-06-19
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Engineers who analyze combustion processes do not need more variables. However, biofuels, which have burning and performance characteristics that differ sharply from petrodiesel, will alter the way engines perform.
2008-06-19
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Emissions regulations are prompting changes in the backup generation market. Suppliers in all ranges of the gen-set market are rolling out efficient, clean-running stationary engines.
2008-06-19
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When several sensors are added throughout a vehicle, setup and calibration are far less of a problem than in the past. That is if off-highway test engineers use sensors that employ a standard that stores identification data on the sensor, bringing plug-and-play to the testing field.
2008-06-19
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When it came to entering the military market, International Truck and Engine found that speed and safety were as closely intertwined in vehicle design as they are in the animal kingdom. Using a modular technique shortened time until shipments while also enhancing safety.
2008-06-19
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One of the most unusual aspects of Caterpillar's upgraded M series motor graders was replacing the steering wheel and other controls with a joystick, reducing operator motion by 78%. The design features over 100 patents.
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