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2017-01-06
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Active flow control devices based on electric plasmas can smooth the turbulent wakes that sweep off the rear edges of truck trailers travelling at highway speeds.
2016-11-11
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GH100 and GH101 hoses from Eaton are suited for high-percentage biodiesel blend and high-temperature oil applications.
2016-09-29
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Many among the 13 partners that jointly developed the Genius CAB concept are firmly established in the automotive industry, and quite of few of these suppliers note the influence their automotive arms played in their contributions to the project.
2016-09-14
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Exa and Navistar researchers examine CFD simulations and wind-tunnel test results to increase the understanding of simulation methods used to reveal aerodynamic losses in the real-world environment.
2016-05-17
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Michelin Auto Inflate is a wheel-mounted tire management solution that allows fleets to automatically maintain optimal tire pressure.
2016-05-17
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VibraTite VC3 from ND Industries is designed for use on internal and external threads of virtually any material or finish.
2015-10-16
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Interface Performance Materials has introduced two new thermal shields in the Select-a-Shield thermal product family—THH-1010 and TFP-3065—the first innovations in a series scheduled to be released through 2016.
2015-08-26
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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.
2015-07-09
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The special-edition Deutz-Fahr 7250 Warrior features the Hella Module 70 LED Generation IV and is claimed to be the first tractor in the market to incorporate this latest-generation LED package.
2015-06-30
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Off-highway machine mounting systems, especially the cab mounting system, significantly affect the operator comfort in the cab by providing enough damping for a good ride and isolating the structure-borne forces from traveling into the cab.
2015-05-20
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A custom tractor-trailer technology demonstrator built by Alcoa is outfitted with various current and “soon-to-be-available” aluminum solutions that altogether can reduce the weight of a tractor-trailer by up to 2500 lb (1135 kg) compared to traditional steel components.
2015-05-14
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Wirth Research has formed a strategic partnership with U.K. trucking company Eddie Stobart to deliver a truck and trailer aerodynamic kit.
2015-04-16
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Daubert Chemical’s next-generation Nox-Rust 1290HP uses nanoscale chemistry to boost rust-inhibiting properties by 50%.
2015-03-24
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Southco introduces the AC-50 squeeze-handle actuator, featuring a squeeze-to-operate actuation and a curved design.
2015-02-27
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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.
2014-09-24
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The use of quenched and tempered steels for dumper bodies reduces weight and fuel consumption while increasing payload capacity and wear life.
2014-09-08
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The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience is a prototype tractor-trailer developed to demonstrate the possibilities of future transport, and the truck is not the only place where innovation reigns. The trailer body is built almost exclusively with carbon fiber, and it incorporates other technologies such as advanced adhesives and low-profile LED lighting.
2014-08-27
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As part of the U.S. DOE SuperTruck program that was awarded to Cummins and Peterbilt Motors, a series of investigations was conducted on the aerodynamic ramifications of traffic. One such investigation, carried out by experts from Peterbilt and design software provider Exa Corp., focuses on the impact of traffic conditions on aerodynamic drag for typical tractor-trailer separation distances at typical highway speeds.
2014-08-06
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European Union proposals affecting the length of semi-trailer trucks and cabs are set to have a dramatic effect on European cab-over truck designs and will also allow for folding aerodynamic aids to be fitted to the rear of trailers.
2014-03-19
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Solar Flex GP-FLEX series panels from Go Power use monocrystalline cells to increase energy per square foot when powering tools, lighting, lift gates, and truck-mounted equipment.
2014-02-11
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Researchers from Graz University of Technology consider the aerodynamic characteristics of general modifications to the outer contour of long-distance haulage trailers, including a new approach for the realization of a variable trailer rear end.
2014-01-22
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The patented V-Raptor Bucket from Leading Edge Attachments, Inc. is a ripper/bucket combination for excavators and backhoes that allows the operator to rip rock, coral, or frozen ground with the maximum breakout force; pry out and carry stumps or cradle boulders; rip a clean narrow V trench for laying utilities; plus scoop and load material.
2014-01-21
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Deister Machine plans to launch its new BFO-11224-EX2 mine-duty screen at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014. The 12- x 24-ft (3.7- x 7.3-m) horizontal, single-deck unit delivers reliability and high-volume capacities in a variety of hard rock mining and mineral processing applications, the company claims.
2014-01-12
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Researchers at Ashok Leyland make a case for choosing stainless steel over galvanized steel and aluminum for the complete bus structure. Although the initial material cost is higher for stainless steel, it scores better in other areas including mechanical and thermal properties and optimized structure weight. On the whole, the lower life cycle cost (LCC) offsets the initial material cost and yields rich dividends to the end customer, they claim.
2013-10-30
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In an attempt to achieve a balance between Reynolds number, model scale, and tunnel blockage issues, a 1:3 scale heavy-vehicle testing program has been initiated at the Monash University 1.4-MW wind tunnel.
2013-10-14
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Advanced ultrahigh-strength cast ductile iron materials such as SiboDur provide a cost-competitive lightweight solution that can challenge aluminum for commercial-truck chassis, powertrain, and drivetrain applications.
2013-08-29
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Larson Electronics releases a compact infrared LED light bar designed to provide high output and reliability in demanding operating and environmental conditions.
2013-08-14
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Simulation made it possible to quickly analyze design iterations and optimize exterior surfaces such as the Tesla Model S front, A-pillars, and other design features critical for aerodynamics.
2013-08-08
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ZF’s Schweinfurt location inaugurated a 400-m2 (4300-ft2) Composites Tech Center on July 29. The facility comprises a press with a high-pressure injection unit for various resin hardener systems, and systems for processing including a robot, as well as an infrared and tempering furnace.
2013-07-30
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TE Connectivity offers flexible, diesel-resistant FDR25S power cable wire designed for commercial and military aerospace, ground, and marine industries.
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