With its new-generation X Series modular diesel engines, Cummins promises new levels of fuel-efficiency and power, compliance with 2017 EPA greenhouse-gas emissions standards and sophisticated OTA capabilities.
Minnesota Rubber and Plastics features a large inventory of standard size molded Quad Brand family of products including Quad O-Rings, Quad-Rings and Quad Rubber Balls for sealing in a range of industry applications.
Daimler Trucks will display its Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck concept, claimed to be the first-ever battery-electric 26-tonne gross weight commercial truck, at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany.
The new Chevrolet 3500, 3500HD, 4500, 4500HD, 4500XD, 5500HD and 5500XD truck line is based on Isuzu’s N-Series design and are the result of a strategic business relationship. Spartan is responsible for the assembly of the trucks.
For design teams focused on aftertreatment, removing size has become almost as important as removing emissions. Combining catalysts, improving filters and integrating sensors are a few of the techniques being used to minimize package sizes.
Semiconductors are tiny compared to the off-highway vehicles that carry them, but their thermal issues aren’t small. Keeping the sub-micron elements of a chip cool is a major challenge for the developers of electronic controls.
3D printing a car is impressive enough; building an excavator, layer by layer, is downright unimaginable. Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have not only imagined it, they plan to execute it next spring at ConExpo/Con-Agg in Las Vegas with a live demonstration.
Modeling and simulation continue to help suppliers and OEMs provide systems and vehicles that do more work while conserving fuel, reducing emissions and keeping costs in check. A broad range of tools come into play as engines and aftertreatment systems move through the design cycle.
Federal-Mogul will show its new Envirokool piston at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover in September. In the pre-development stage, the piston is designed to withstand higher temperatures by incorporating a sealed-for-life cooling chamber within the piston crown.
In harsh environments, relatively small problems like corrosion in a bearing can stop multi-million dollar vehicles where they stand. SKF and Textron are betting that bearings made with high nitrogen corrosion resistant (HNCR) stainless steel technology can reduce downtime on a military landing craft.