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.
The 6900XD Offroad MBT-40, dubbed the Multi-Body Transformer for its ability to quickly change from one fully functional in-cab-controlled body application to another, is the first XD Offroad series offering from Western Star and reportedly a new concept for off-road equipment markets.
Sciaky's patented IRISS closed-loop control, which powers its Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) systems, provides consistent process control for part geometry, mechanical properties, microstructure and metal chemistry for large-scale 3D printed parts.
PACCAR and Allison Transmission engineers are working together on an engineering program to release the fully automatic Allison TC10 in Kenworth T680 and T880 and Peterbilt Models 567 and 579 with both PACCAR and Cummins engines.
Duechting Pumpen’s WRX single-stage centrifugal pumps were developed for the transportation of abrasive materials and are suited for use in dredgers and other applications in the mining and processing of gravel and sand.
Liebherr-Components recently introduced its newly developed LH30VO axial piston pump of swash plate design. The medium-pressure pump complements the existing product portfolio in the range of 280-bar (4060-psi) nominal pressure and is suited for use in mobile machinery.
The new version of the MetraSCAN 3D laser scanner from Creaform is 12 times faster than the previous version and can tackle black, multicolored, and shiny surfaces with metrology accuracy for applications directly on the shop floor.