The off-highway sector includes many niche markets, for which diesel power historically has been the preferred choice—but a combination of factors is leading some to switch to natural gas-fueled engines, requiring spark ignition, notes Federal-Mogul Powertrain's CTO, Gian Maria Olivetti.
Heavy-duty trucks have been using telematics for years to communicate a relatively narrow view of engine status. Manufacturers and fleet operators are now looking at the Internet of Things (IoT) to provide an expanded view of truck health, says Bsquare's Dave McCarthy.
Designed to meet the future needs of global markets, the 13.6-L engine from John Deere Power Systems offers customers increased efficiency, installation flexibility and power in a more compact package.
Workhorse has released the W-15 E-REV pickup truck dedicated to the light-duty fleet truck market. To meet customers needs nationwide, Workhorse partnered with Ryder System for distribution and service.
The head-up display (HUD) has already logged more than 27,000 km during testing in the Continental InnovationTruck. Augmented-reality HUDs for heavy trucks are also on the way, says Continental's Jennifer Wahnschaff.
Lightweighting, direct fuel injection and turbocharging have been vital to achieving significant improvements in performance and efficiency; however, mechanical solutions alone cannot solve these challenges, says Dana CTO George Constand. Integrated electronics and software solutions are key for overall system design strategies.
Enerpac’s SPMT600 Series Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT) is a three-axle per trailer modular system featuring a minimized height, slim design and remote wireless control operation capabilities, making it highly suitable for operating in confined spaces.
OEMs can’t wait until the end of the process to think about how the machine and engine will be supported in the field. For attentive suppliers, that means innovations in modern diesel engines cannot be restricted just to combustion and emissions technologies any longer, says Perkins' Oliver Lythgoe.
The newly redesigned 2-pole DEUTSCH connector (MDC06-2S) from Murrelektronik, Inc. is an extremely compact connector—18 mm (0.71 in) long when plugged in—making it easier than ever to make connections, even in confined spaces.
Federal-Mogul Powertrain’s (Southfield, MI) new process for ranking the corrosion resistance of diesel cylinder liner materials will enable it to supply even more durable components for the most challenging applications.