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2008-06-19
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A cooled aluminum ring carrier piston from Mahle was developed for the heavy-duty range of commercial vehicle diesel engines with peak cylinder pressure of 200 bar (2900 psi).
2008-06-19
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Boasting increased loading power and performance for a wide range of applications, Komatsu ‘s WA250-6 wheel loader also features a hydrostatic transmission system, variable traction control, improved operator comfort features, and the company’s latest Komtrax technology.
2008-06-19
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Front differential lock, load-sensing hydraulics, and a new ACERT engine highlight Caterpillar’s new 938H wheel loader and IT38H integrated toolcarrier. The locking differentials are designed to provide dependable tractive effort in poor underfoot or tough loading conditions, and the load-sensing hydraulics can help both loaders deliver improved cycle times. Additional features help to aid machine health monitoring and service.
2008-06-19
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Dressta recently expanded its wheel loader lineup with the addition of the 555C Extra wheel loader, which features a new turbocharged diesel engine, single-phase torque converter, electrically controlled transmission, hydrostatic steering, and single-lever hydraulic controls.
2008-06-19
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MAN Nutzfahrzeuge opened a new assembly plant for heavy trucks in Niepolomice, near Cracow, Poland. The new plant will build heavy MAN trucks with gross weights over 16 t (18 ton), mostly from the MAN TGA WW range.
2008-06-19
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ZF signed a long-term contract with Hino Motors, a company in the Toyota Group, to supply 16,000 medium- and heavy-duty truck transmissions per year. The sales volume of the order will gradually increase from the current €24 million to more than €100 million in 2012.
2008-06-19
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The Eberspaecher Group, a supplier of automotive exhaust systems, has acquired Purem, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler, based in Unna, Germany. Purem has 135 employees and specializes in medium- and heavy-duty truck exhaust aftertreatment systems and exhaust system integration.
2008-06-19
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Carraro has opened a new plant in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. The new production site, representing an investment of €15 million, covers a total area of 23,000 m² (248,000 ft²) and is assigned to the production of transmission systems for stationary applications (such as escalators), integrated transmissions for forklift trucks and material handling, and axles for agricultural trucks and earth-moving machines.
2008-06-19
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Perkins announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in China to produce small- and medium-size diesel engines. The manufacturing facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, would initially produce the Perkins 400 Series, a range of three- and four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, naturally aspirated, and turbocharged indirect-injection engines.
2008-06-19
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Case Construction Equipment formed a strategic alliance with the Construction Equipment Division of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). The relationship will result in the extension of the Case lineup to include higher-capacity wheel loaders.
2008-06-19
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Introducing a unique combination of lifting performance and the 360°-swing functionality of an excavator, Volvo Construction Equipment will soon deliver to the market a new product class of pipelaying machines. Developed from a patented adaptation of Volvo excavator machines combined with modern lifting technology, the new pipelayers offer a number of technical advantages over traditional pipelaying dozers with side-based booms.
2008-06-19
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Used to feed pre-cut flat sheets through a configuration of four position-controlled programmable rollers, AddisonMckee’s ShellRoller machine can form the outer shell of a muffler or catalytic converter in virtually any round, oval, or asymmetrical configuration and is suitable for use with carbon steel, stainless steel, and titanium.
2008-06-19
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By some accounts, off-highway equipment engineers have been struggling to grasp the impact that the EPA Tier 4 standards—and the resulting compulsory phase-in of compliant equipment scheduled for 2008 to 2015—will have on their engineering design and development.
2008-06-18
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Visteon and 3M team up to produce a demonstration concept showing what is possible today and tomorrow in vehicle interiors.
2008-06-17
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If only vehicles could run off the steam being created by the fevered reaction of consumers to high fuel prices. For now, though, the spotlight is on ethanol and other altern­ative fuel choices.
2008-06-10
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As pressure mounts on OEMs and suppliers to develop more practical and longer range electric vehicles, Volkswagen has announced that it is to work with Sanyo on high-performance energy-storage systems.
2008-06-10
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The pace of research into low-carbon technology is growing, with significant financial inputs by governments. In the U.K., sixteen low-carbon vehicle-development projects are being funded by the Government's Technology Strategy Board.
2008-06-10
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PSA’s R&D Director, Pascal Henault, talks about super-efficient new powertrains in development, and the challenge of an OEM doing niche vehicles.
2008-06-10
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Reinert, that is. And he has not yet joined the plug-in-electric bandwagon.
2008-06-09
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The government, as part of the country’s 10th Five-year plan in 2001, has urged automakers to familiarize themselves with all types of alternative powertrain and alternative fuel technology.
2008-06-09
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Yet another application is poised to switch from metal to plastic. Mann+Hummel unveiled a plastic oilpan at April’s SAE World Congress, saying the technology is already designed into a model year 2009 North American vehicle.
2008-06-09
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The Tau V8 engine powering Hyundai’s Genesis sedan is the first in a family of “premium” engines up to 5.5 L.
2008-06-09
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“World firsts” are rife in the automotive industry and BMW M has come up with another, claiming the accolade for its new seven-speed double-clutch gearbox (M DCT) with Drivelogic control.
2008-06-09
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Work by the Innovatial project, which is supported by the European Commission through the Sixth Framework Program for Research and Development, involves 24 high-profile European partners in the automotive and aerospace sectors focused on developing innovative processes and materials for components such as diesel injection.
2008-06-09
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Two automakers are preparing for the future by spending substantial money to beef up their operations in India.
2008-06-05
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According to General Motors, aerodynamic drag accounts for 20% of the energy consumed in an average vehicle, making a direct impact on vehicle fuel efficiency. GM designers are increasingly looking to aerodynamics as a way to improve fuel economy across the brand’s range of vehicles, most notably for the next-generation Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle.
2008-06-05
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BMW continues to plan further developments of its Mini brand and has announced that a sports activity vehicle (SAV) version will be built by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria.
2008-06-02
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s proposed CAFE (corporate average fuel economy) standards for MY2011-2015 announced in late April are “aggressive but achievable,” said Transportation Secretary Mary Peters.
2008-06-02
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The U.S. EPA’s new ozone standard will force every state in the country except possibly California to consider a number of steps that could have an important impact on automobile component design, especially with regard to onboard diagnostic (OBD) controls, the engine, and the catalytic converter.
2008-06-02
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U.S. government officials are disappointed by the slow rate at which ethanol is being introduced info the U.S. automotive fuel infrastructure.
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