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MEM inertial accelerometer

2015-08-26
The Model 1525 Series microelectromechanical (MEM) variable capacitive accelerometers from Silicon Designs Inc. are a low-cost, integral, inertial accelerometer family.
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Advanced simulation aids heavy-truck aerodynamics

2015-08-26
There is more pressure than ever on heavy-truck engineers to find and create significant improvements in fuel economy and reduce tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions. Aerodynamic opportunities exist with technologies such as active grille shutters and truck platooning—and simulation will help to optimize these designs.
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High-integrity, low-cost aluminum components produced by semi-solid casting

2015-08-25
Semi-solid casting is a near-net shape casting process that is capable of producing extremely high-quality castings. It differs from all other casting processes as it does not use fully liquid metal to produce the castings, instead using a feed material that is preferably about 50% solid and 50% liquid.
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FPT plans engines for complex market

2015-08-24
The challenges for the off-highway industrial engine supplier goes beyond simply meeting ever more stringent emissions regulations in Europe. Their engine designs also need to minimize total cost of ownership while delivering power and fuel efficiency in a worldwide market.
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High-voltage, high-current connectors

2015-08-24
Amphenol Industrial Products Group’s ePower connectors series, rated at 800 V dc to 1000 V dc, now includes right angle overmolded connectors for 200 A and 400 A connection systems.
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Cat pipelayers offer power and comfort to operators

2015-08-06
New PL72, PL83, and PL87 pipelayers feature differential steering and an electronically controlled hydraulic system that places total control of lifting functions into a single joystick. A dash-mounted LCD display provides onboard diagnostic information for the operator.
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Samsung test-drives 'see-through' truck

2015-07-23
The company is looking at adjacent markets for its large video screens and sees the truck industry as a potential opportunity. The Safety Truck prototype was developed with the aim of improving road safety.
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Cybersecurity for commercial vehicles

2015-07-13
Mark Brooks of Southwest Research Institute’s Automation and Data Systems Division discusses the latest issues and technologies related to cybersecurity for commercial vehicles.
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Compact motors

2015-06-25
Benefiting from Poclain Hydraulics’ know-how in turret rotation solutions, the new range of MZ motors are more “concentrated” for integration into machines like mini and medium-sized excavators, where space for hydraulic features is limited.
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Hyundai launches all-new crawler excavator

2015-06-19
Hyundai Heavy Industries Europe considers the brand-new 52-t HX520 L, which debuted at Intermat 2015, one of the most important members in the all-new Hyundai crawler excavator HX family.
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