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Phase 2 GHG driver for advanced technology, alternative fuels

2016-10-20
EPA's Christopher Grundler and expert panelists at COMVEC 2016 offered their insights on technology pathways and challenges to meeting the recently issued final greenhouse-gas standards affecting model year 2021-2027 medium- and heavy-duty on-highway vehicles.
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Noise and vibration-resistant rotary latch

2016-10-27
Southco, Inc. has launched the stainless steel R4-10 rotary latch with integrated bumper that can be combined with the company’s line of mechanical and electronic actuators and cables for a complete rotary latching system.
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Four-quadrant voltage drop simulator

2015-04-28
EM Test now offers the VDS 200Q Series, a four-quadrant voltage drop simulator that can source and sink current using a programmed voltage in both positive and negative polarities.
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Custom wheel rims

2014-01-06
Wheel rim components made of 3/4-in steel plate in diameters to 40 in (1016 mm) and larger for use on tractors and other off-highway vehicles are fabricated by Acme Metal Spinning. Available in quantities of five to a few hundred or more, these components are fabricated using Acme’s advanced metal spinning processes.
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QT-steels make an impact

2014-09-24
The use of quenched and tempered steels for dumper bodies reduces weight and fuel consumption while increasing payload capacity and wear life.
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Appraising the potential for platooning in the U.S.

2017-07-13
Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory perform statistical analysis based on a large collection of real-world U.S. truck usage data to estimate the fraction of total miles that are technically suitable for platooning.
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Sleek design, powertrain advances distinguish Volvo’s new VNL trucks

2017-07-24
The new Volvo VNL series is the beneficiary of the truck maker's SuperTruck program, applying lessons learned and advanced technology to achieve an up to 7.5% improvement in fuel efficiency. Driver comfort and productivity, active and passive safety systems and enhanced vehicle uptime through over-the-air updates were other high priorities for engineers and designers of the next-generation long-haul tractor.
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Smart sensors drive automated systems in off-highway

2017-07-13
Over the next several years, more equipment will add automated systems that pave the way to autonomous operations. Much of the control technology will be borrowed from passenger cars. However, the challenges facing design engineers creating off-highway equipment sensor systems are far more complex.
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Flexible high-temperature hose

2017-07-14
Conti Excelsus from ContiTech (Louisville, KY) is an extremely flexible high-temperature hose with external reinforcement for truck and off-highway applications.
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High-temp fluorosilicone elastomers

2015-04-27
Dow Corning unveiled a significant enhancement to its Silastic fluorosilicone rubber (FSR) portfolio at the SAE 2015 World Congress, developing a more heat-resistant technology for applications in which temperatures exceed 220°C (428°F).
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Comprehensive simulation environment

2015-04-27
ANSYS 16.0 enables companies to validate complete virtual prototypes of complex systems to address emerging engineering challenges—from Internet of Things to advanced materials to embedded software.
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Low-alloy steel for injection molding

2015-04-27
Product designers and engineers can now get injection-molded low-alloy steel prototypes and low-volume production parts at Proto Labs, Inc., to complement the company’s existing stainless steel materials for injection molding.
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High-strength steels

2015-04-27
SSAB has launched Strenx, a new high-strength structural steel product brand that offers an extensive portfolio of high-strength steels designed for sectors where structural strength and weight savings are key competitive factors.
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CNC marking tool

2015-04-27
The BZ-Marker from Markator is suitable for CNC machining centers to generate a durable marking on many different kinds of materials.
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High-flow motors

2015-04-28
The MS05/MSE05 from Poclain Hydraulics benefits from a new valving, the design of which has been optimized to considerably reduce pressure drops.
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