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Automotive influence on off-highway cabs

2016-09-29
Many among the 13 partners that jointly developed the Genius CAB concept are firmly established in the automotive industry, and quite of few of these suppliers note the influence their automotive arms played in their contributions to the project.
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New Valeo clutch disc a 'downspeeding enabler'

2016-09-22
Engineers at Valeo have developed a high torque, low stiffness (HTLS) clutch disc for heavy trucks and buses that increases damping performance by 40% and allows a reduction of engine speed by up to 200 rpm.
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Tech-heavy Iveco Z Truck concept spawns 29 patents

2016-09-22
Iveco debuted its world premiere Z Truck concept at IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, Germany, revealing an array of technologies including a next-gen LNG engine, waste heat recovery, automated driving and enhanced aerodynamics.
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Estimation of excavator manipulator position in real time

2016-09-16
Manipulator position sensing is a key issue in the study of hydraulic excavator automation. A neural network-based vision system was developed to estimate the boom, arm, and bucket cylinder displacements of an excavator manipulator during a grading operation simulation.
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Mahindra connects vehicles via cloud-based technology platform

2016-09-09
Mahindra & Mahindra recently launched DiGiSENSE, an open-architecture solution that connects Mahindra vehicles, tractors, trucks and construction equipment to the cloud, providing real-time data about the performance and location of the vehicles.
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Fan-shroud optimization for enhanced thermal performance

2016-08-26
To optimize the fan-shroud shape to maximize cooling air mass flow rates through the heat exchangers of heavy-duty trucks, researchers from Argonne National Lab, Cummins and CD-Adapco used the Adjoint approach to optimization.
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Real-time validation

2016-08-26
dSPACE and BTC Embedded Systems offer a solution that improves test depth for the real-time validation of safety-critical applications with extension of classical test methods, easier compliance with safety standards and optimal integration and cross-platform use.
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Flying probe technology and high frequency testing

2016-08-26
The push toward miniaturization in the electronics industry has left designers little or no room for test points, and the expansion of high frequency technologies has resulted in a growing need for test equipment that has the capability to verify these types of very small circuits.
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Molded seals

2016-08-10
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.
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Big-time 3D printing: building an excavator, layer by layer

2016-08-02
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.
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