Caterpillar plans to showcase 40 machines at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 in March, one being its new 14M3 motor grader that features a larger engine, increased power to ground, and a host of integrated technology solutions such as the newly patented Stable Blade anti-bounce system, to increase operator efficiency and boost productivity levels.
Working with Utah-based technology provider Autonomous Solutions Inc., CNH Industrial’s Innovation Group developed autonomous technology and demonstrated it via tractor concepts based on the existing Case IH Magnum and New Holland T8 high-horsepower conventional tractors.
The Merritt Synergy system from J.R. Merritt Controls is engineered for continuous use in a variety of machine and industrial cabin applications from cab-operated cranes and mining dredges to drills and maintenance-of-way equipment.
Qultimax proprietary elastomers and thermoplastics portfolio developed by Minnesota Rubber and Plastics is suitable for application in custom-molded parts greater than 3 in (7.62 cm) in diameter that require durability, chemical resistance, or low coefficient of friction properties while maintaining quality and high precision.
The new MLSG series of Cornell Dubilier Electronics' (New Bedford, MA) flatpack ruggedized flat aluminum electrolytic capacitors targets compact power supply applications in military and aerospace, as well as other critical systems.
The EC600 X-FLEX high-pressure spiral hose from Eaton is designed for demanding applications that require very high-pressure performance in small areas, including construction, mining and industrial equipment.
With a rich technical background from which to draw as SAE International's new 2017-2020 Commercial Vehicle Sector VP, Landon Sproull intends to bolster the society’s involvement in evolving industry regulations and to better cultivate cross-sector alliances.
Caterpillar has been working with Redbird the past year to provide drone data analytics for customers at construction and excavation sites, and now it's exploring the use of drones inside of its own facilities.
Automation is one of three main technology areas—along with connectivity and alternative drivelines and fuels—that Volvo Construction Equipment is devoting significant R&D resources to further develop. The company recently demonstrated a prototype autonomous wheel loader and articulated hauler working together.
The Boston-based startup believes the marine domain is even better suited for autonomous systems than aerospace, automotive and other off-highway sectors. The company is currently testing its technology on commercial vessels in Boston Harbor.
Christopher Grundler, the Director of OTAQ for the U.S. EPA, answered questions about Phase 2 rule-making for heavy trucks, global harmonization of emissions regulations, and his outlook for a new national NOx standard. Grundler will be the featured speaker on opening day of the SAE 2017 Government/Industry Meeting taking place January 25-27 in Washington D.C.