Scientists at Fraunhofer have developed a high-resolution magnetic line camera to measure magnetic fields in real time, which is particularly useful for quality assurance during the manufacture of magnets.
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.
Allison Transmission is offering a new option to fully electrify components used with its H 40/50 EP hybrid propulsion system for transit buses and coaches. Co-developed with Vanner Inc., Increased Accessory Power II provides power from the hybrid system to accessories such as electric air conditioning, electric air compressors, and power steering systems.
The new Class 8 on-highway truck for North America combines proven Daimler Truck aerodynamic technology with what the truck maker claims is the most fuel-efficient powertrain available, a downsped Detroit DD15 engine and standard DT12 fully automated manual transmission with Intelligent Powertrain Management.
The QSF and QSB engines use filter-free, flow-through exhaust aftertreatment systems and a clean-combustion formula focused on fuel efficiency, providing a lower cost of operation and higher uptime availability as rental companies in particular transition their fleets to Tier 4 Final-compliant equipment.
As the proliferation of and demand for “smart” technology in off-highway vehicles has risen, so has the notion that sensors are the only suitable solutions for these control loops. The switch, meanwhile, tends to be viewed as an antiquated and irrelevant technology of legacy systems.
Claus Daniel, Ph.D., is Deputy Director for the Sustainable Transportation Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Founding Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Battery Manufacturing R&D Facility at ORNL.
When vehicles start handling multiple aspects of driving, electronic controls won’t always rely solely on input from onboard sensors. Often, antennas will point skyward to bring in information from GPS satellites and telematic systems.