Kohler Engines has launched the KDI 3404, a 3.4-L engine in a compact footprint with a power density of 30 kW/L that reaches 100 kW (134 hp) and features an innovative Stage V ready aftertreatment system.
As connectivity and eventually autonomous driving become more common, the auto industry may evolve to focus more on car sharing and gaining revenue from connected services. That will require changes in human machine interfaces and business models, according to panelists at SAE World Congress.
The WI system is in pilot development with a Bosch customer. Test results to date show a reduction of fuel consumption at high loads and low rpm (up to 4% improvement on the NEDC cycle); reduction or avoidance of fuel enrichment and lower exhaust-gas temperatures at high loads and high rpm, and improved torque.
Additive manufacturing is making significant headway in aerospace production programs, as evidenced by recent announcements that Airbus and rocket manufacturer United Launch Alliance both are—or soon will be—flying aircraft that incorporate 3D-printed parts enabled by Stratasys.
Lewis Hamilton, the reigning world champion Formula One racer, dominated the Monaco Grand Prix on May 24, performing flawlessly until a lapse in data transmission and its interpretation by the Mercedes AMG Petronas technical team cost him the victory.
A second coolant loop in a Fiat Grande Punto prototype provides liquid cooling of the A/C condenser and turbo intercooler, with potential for including air coolers for engine and transmission oil, power steering fluid and other heat exchangers. Engineers measured a 5% improvement in fuel economy during A/C-on operation during NEDC testing.
The mobility industry is encouraged to get on board quickly and work with other sectors toward common solutions related to the Internet of Things including increasing vehicle safety and reliability, improving the user experience, and exposing new revenue streams for manufacturers and service providers.
A custom tractor-trailer technology demonstrator built by Alcoa is outfitted with various current and “soon-to-be-available” aluminum solutions that altogether can reduce the weight of a tractor-trailer by up to 2500 lb (1135 kg) compared to traditional steel components.
Industry 4.0 drives the Internet of Things to be integrated in fluid power components and systems, as well as machines and enterprises, which will create new opportunities throughout the fluid power industry, believes Eaton's Astrid Mozes.
Bailey International offers a line of Chief TCR re-phasing hydraulic cylinders that are engineered to be a high-quality, value-priced solution for OEM agricultural applications such as seeding, tilling, fertilization, and harvesting where synchronization is needed to lift separate loads.