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Corrosion-resistant bearings extend equipment lifetimes in severe environments

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.

Perkins Syncro 2.8- and 3.6-L engines launched at Bauma 2016

Perkins launched a new family of 4-cylinder, 2.8- and 3.6-L diesel engines that deliver 60 to 134 hp (45 to 100 kW). Citing modularity as a key element of this new engine platform, Ramin Younessi, President of Perkins, unveiled the Syncro 3.6-L engine in the company’s booth at Bauma 2016 in Munich.

Automatic inflation system

Michelin Auto Inflate is a wheel-mounted tire management solution that allows fleets to automatically maintain optimal tire pressure.

Advanced fleet management

The AirLink GX450 mobile gateway from Sierra Wireless incorporates an advanced fleet management feature that enables collection of OBD-II vehicle telemetry data.

Raising the bar on engine performance at emissions changes

While the European Union’s upcoming Stage V standards will not be applicable in North America, product improvements made to meet the regulations are expected to be made available for the North American market, explains Cummins' Vice President Engineering – Engine Business, Jim Fier.

Greener, meaner, leaner drive systems for off-highway

Bernd Krüper, head of the Construction & Agriculture business, and Frank Dräse, program manager for EU Stage V at MTU, talk about the world’s strictest off-highway emissions directive and the solutions being developed by MTU for the power range from 100 to 480 kW (134 to 643 hp).

Volvo CE launches its largest excavator and articulated hauler

At the recent Bauma 2016 in Munich, Volvo Construction Equipment President Martin Weissburg revealed the largest excavator and articulated hauler the company has ever produced, and provided his thoughts on connectivity trends and the market in China.

Stage V-ready engines take center stage at Bauma

Cummins, MTU, and Deutz, among others, offer a preview of the technology they're developing to meet the European Union’s Stage V emissions regulations for off-highway equipment that could commence in 2019.

Touchless variable gap sensor

The two-piece magnetic Hall-effect variable gap sensor from PIHER Sensors and Controls S.A. maintains stable electrical output and specified linearity on mobile shafts, despite radial and axial movement.

Caterpillar eyes 3D printing for production parts

This past November Caterpillar opened its new Additive Manufacturing (AM) Factory at its Tech Center in Mossville, IL, to consolidate and expand its 3D printing activities. AM engineer Brittany Hancock recently gave Off-Highway Engineering a tour of the new facility and discussed the company’s current and future plans regarding the use of 3D printing technology.

Vehicle control modules

VCMS II, the next generation of vehicle control and power modules from InPower, are fully programmable to provide maximum control, flexibility and value, whether part of a networked system or as stand-alone units.

Stabilizer cylinders

RAM mechanical locking stabilizer cylinders assist operators in positioning equipment at a desired location and height faster and more accurately than traditional manual jacking and blocking methods.

Two-stroke future for heavy-duty engine braking

Despite the greater efficiencies of engine brake designs, increasing gross weights, lower rolling resistance, and engine downsizing have driven the need for more auxiliary braking power on heavy trucks and buses. Jacobs Vehicle Systems' response is the High Power Density (HPD) engine brake.