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Test bench for large couplings

2016-05-13
KTR has started up a test bench for large couplings that covers a performance range up to 500,000 N∙m at its headquarters in Rheine.
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Touchless variable gap sensor

2016-05-13
The two-piece magnetic Hall-effect variable gap sensor from PIHER Sensors and Controls S.A. maintains stable electrical output and specified linearity on mobile shafts, despite radial and axial movement.
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Advanced fleet management

2016-05-13
The AirLink GX450 mobile gateway from Sierra Wireless incorporates an advanced fleet management feature that enables collection of OBD-II vehicle telemetry data.
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Modular area view kit

2016-05-13
A modular area view kit (AVK) from First Sensor aids in the setup of 360° all-around view systems for applications in special vehicles and machines.
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CNG fuel system

2016-05-13
Agility Fuel Systems’ 2016 160 DGE behind-the-cab compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system is said to deliver the most efficient package of any CNG heavy-duty vehicle system on the road today.
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Autonomous operations for heavy-duty trucks are coming down the road

2016-05-12
Although some commercial vehicle fleets and owners remain skeptical about autonomous driving and the implications for their big rigs traveling down the highway, much of the technology is already available to make it a real possibility, states WABCO's Jon Morrison.
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How OEMs can keep up with new product innovations

2016-05-12
OEMs can satisfy both increasing emissions requirements and keeping up with new product innovations by focusing their attention on the areas of the equipment that impact the operator experience on a larger scale, says Southco's Bob Straka.
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Shedding light on lightweight castings

2016-05-11
Driven by rising demand for lighter weight components in automotive, heavy-duty trucks and off-highway vehicles, a new wave of technology and operational initiatives is taking center stage in the iron castings industry, explains Grede's Jay Solomond.
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Greener, meaner, leaner drive systems for off-highway

2016-05-10
Bernd Krüper, head of the Construction & Agriculture business, and Frank Dräse, program manager for EU Stage V at MTU, talk about the world’s strictest off-highway emissions directive and the solutions being developed by MTU for the power range from 100 to 480 kW (134 to 643 hp).
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Moving hydraulics forward with smarter machinery

2016-05-05
Rather than localized smart components, truly intelligent equipment features an integrated system that can communicate from component to component, as well as externally, according to Eaton Hydraulics' Astrid Mozes.
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Raising the bar on engine performance at emissions changes

2016-05-05
While the European Union’s upcoming Stage V standards will not be applicable in North America, product improvements made to meet the regulations are expected to be made available for the North American market, explains Cummins' Vice President Engineering – Engine Business, Jim Fier.
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Volvo CE launches its largest excavator and articulated hauler

2016-05-04
At the recent Bauma 2016 in Munich, Volvo Construction Equipment President Martin Weissburg revealed the largest excavator and articulated hauler the company has ever produced, and provided his thoughts on connectivity trends and the market in China.
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Two-stroke future for heavy-duty engine braking

2016-05-03
Despite the greater efficiencies of engine brake designs, increasing gross weights, lower rolling resistance, and engine downsizing have driven the need for more auxiliary braking power on heavy trucks and buses. Jacobs Vehicle Systems' response is the High Power Density (HPD) engine brake.
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