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The drive for driverless vehicles

2014-06-20
Autonomous vehicles are a hot topic, most noticeably in the automotive world. But automated driving/operation is making significant headway in the off-highway realm as well, especially in mining applications. John Williamson of Komatsu America Corp. and Serge Lambermont of Delphi Electronics & Safety provide some insights on the topic.
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A look inside lithium-ion batteries

2014-06-20
What researchers at MIT refer to as an exotic state of matter--a “random solid solution”--affects how ions move through battery material.
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Tools reduce cycle time

2014-06-25
BENZ Inc. has four new tooling systems: the LinA and LinS broaching tools, C-axis Angle Head, and Mini Flex-Angle Head.
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Thermoplastics added to modeling database

2014-06-19
Three high-performance thermoplastics from Victrex have been added to the Digimat-MX material and modeling database to accelerate the application development process while helping to minimize component weight and costs.
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RTD sensors

2014-06-20
Omega’s PR-21 series of RTD (resistance temperature detector) sensors with M12 connector feature a welded 316L stainless steel housing and an integral 4-pin M12 connector for easy connection.
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Cable installation simulator

2014-06-20
A cable installation simulator from W. L. Gore & Associates aids in evaluating the stress of installation on microwave airframe assemblies, thereby minimizing the risk of cable assembly damage or failure during installation.
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Achieving grid convergence in large internal-combustion engine simulations

2014-06-18
Motivated by the untapped potential of high-performance computing tools for engine simulations, personnel from Convergent Science, Caterpillar Inc., and Argonne National Laboratory combined forces to carry out a series of engine simulations including a simulation of nearly 34 million cells that is believed to be the largest-ever diesel engine simulation.
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Field-deployable computing platform

2014-06-19
Elma Electronic Inc.’s S50J computing platform is a reliable and rugged, field-deployable system with abundant configurable I/O for maximum design versatility.
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Rotary speed sensor

2014-09-12
The new RR25 rotary speed sensor from Dynapar, which targets agricultural applications in the off-highway vehicle market, uses proven Hall-IC technology to provide reliable service in demanding environments where contaminants, corrosive chemicals, and high vibration are commonplace.
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QT-steels make an impact

2014-09-24
The use of quenched and tempered steels for dumper bodies reduces weight and fuel consumption while increasing payload capacity and wear life.
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