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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fully automatic Allison TC10 in Peterbilt, Kenworth chassis

2016-05-19
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.
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Closed-loop control for metal 3D printing

2016-05-19
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.
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