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Chipping away at power module temperatures

2016-08-02
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.
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Commercial vehicles in a digital world

2016-08-02
Global OEMs and Silicon Valley start-ups alike are pursuing heavily connected trucks in an effort to effectively marry the “metal” side of the CV business with the now-indispensible “digital” side.
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In aftertreatment, less is more

2016-08-02
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.
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Modeling, simulation expand their role in powertrain development

2016-07-28
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.
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Unique piston design aids HD diesel waste heat recovery

2016-07-15
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.
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Corrosion-resistant bearings extend equipment lifetimes in severe environments

2016-07-11
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.
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Compact pressure sensors

2016-07-06
For forklift trucks, telehandlers, and other logistical vehicles, the trend is moving toward more power in a smaller installation space and Rexroth supports this development with its PR4 series 10 pressure sensors.
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Smart force sensor

2016-07-06
Design engineers can now rapidly evaluate and deploy new human-machine interface devices using Maxim Integrated Products’ MAXREFDES82# smart force sensor reference design, according to the company.
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Absolute encoder series

2016-07-05
Baumer’s absolute HeavyDuty encoder series HMG 10 and PMG 10 offer a resilient housing, optimally spaced fixed/floating bearings on both sides, and generously sized hybrid ball bearings.
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All-round view camera system

2016-07-05
The 360° Local Situational Awareness System (LSAS) from KTK Kommunikationstechnik and First Sensor consists of four digital HDR-CMOS cameras in specially adapted rugged housings and a software-based video processing unit.
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Custom, high-performance mufflers

2016-07-05
Modular Exhaust, a division of GLSV, features custom sizing for three different shapes of mufflers—circular, elongated, and rectangular—as well as custom-shaped non-modular mufflers, which are available upon request.
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PXI radio frequency multiplexers

2016-07-05
Pickering Interfaces expands its range of PXI 50Ω 600MHz radio frequency (RF) multiplexers with 18 different configurations including a PXI two slot 32:1 configuration.
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Higher levels of connectivity, automation drive commercial vehicle sector

2016-06-28
Daimler Trucks' Dr. Wilfried Achenbach, who is serving as chairman of the SAE 2016 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, discusses a range of significant technology issues including automated driving, Phase 2 GHG regs, the Industrial Internet of Things, cybersecurity and plans for the SuperTruck.
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Probing software package

2016-06-28
Renishaw offers an enhanced probing software package that automatically optimizes on-machine measurement cycles to minimize cycle time and maximize productivity.
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