As ground vehicles employ more electronic sensing, control and communication systems, design engineers are increasingly utilizing more commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) modules. Though COTS slashes development time and costs, it’s still difficult for many military users to find COTS boards that meet their low-volume demands for ruggedization and redundancy.
John Deere Power Systems and Liebherr Machines Bulle announced an agreement to jointly evaluate engine technologies, designs and development processes that may assist future product development for both companies.
UQM Technologies signed a development agreement with Meritor to jointly develop E-axles for the medium- and heavy-duty EV commercial market, according to a February 2 announcement. Prototypes are expected by early fall of 2017.
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.