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2009-01-20
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Aeroquip Sure-Mate quick disconnect couplings from Eaton allow for easy, reliable connection and disconnection of lube oil, coolant, and hydraulic lines for civil and military aircraft as well as ground vehicle applications.
2009-01-20
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WABCO Holdings, a Tier 1 supplier to the commercial-vehicle industry, is supplying its new modular automated manual transmission (AMT) system to China National Heavy Truck Corp. (CNHTC). CNHTC is the largest producer of heavy-duty trucks in China and the first OEM to adopt WABCO's AMT system in volume production.
2009-01-16
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Three commercial truck tires produced by Yokohama Tire Corp. have been approved by the U.S. EPA SmartWay program, which promotes cleaner, more efficient truck technologies. According to the EPA, Yokohama’s RY617 steer tire, 703ZL drive tire (shown), and RY587MC2 trailer tire met the SmartWay program’s criteria regarding low rolling resistance; as a result, the tires can be used on trucks that are SmartWay-certified.
2009-01-16
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Kaiser Aluminum’s motto is “Higher, Lighter, Lower”—higher strength, lighter weight, and lower processing cost. Doug Richman, VP of Engineering and Technology, said that the first wave of reducing weight in vehicles involved the large castings: engines, cylinder heads, and wheels. The move is now to take the benefits of lightweight aluminum to the next group of heavy components: suspension arms.
2009-01-14
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Goodrich selected the U.S. Air Force's Ogden Air Logistics Center (OO-ALC) at Hill AFB, UT, to provide specialty coatings on landing gear for the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. The OO-ALC will apply high-velocity oxygenated fuel (HVOF) thermal spray coating on Goodrich landing gear components produced for the F-35.
2008-12-31
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Beru f1systems has revealed details of a new infrared (IR) sensor called DigiTyre IR that it claims can record accurate tire-carcass temperature.
2008-12-30
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Parallel parking will get easier for owners of Lincoln's MKS flagship sedan and the new MKT crossover thanks to a new technology from Ford Motor Co. called Active Park Assist. The option, available in mid-2009, uses an ultrasonic-based sensing system developed with Valeo and Electric Power Assisted Steering developed with TRW to position the vehicle for parallel parking, calculate the optimal steering angle, and steer the vehicle into a parking spot.
2008-12-09
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Specialist design and engineering company Xtrac announced, at the Professional MotorSport World Expo in Cologn­e, its first complete steering rack assembly plus its latest gearboxes and differentials for rally, touring, and sports cars competing in high-level formula events, including a new transmission system developed for the A1 Grand Prix World Cup of Motorsport race series.
2008-12-09
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The drive for ever-increasing efficiency is leading researchers to look into long-haul trailers as an area where improvements can be made. With 73% of the weight of 14.6-m (48-ft) trailers being in the chassis, floor, and structural materials, these were the targets of research presented at the SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress.
2008-12-02
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Parker Hannifin’s portable nitrogen tire inflation system offers easy transport.
2008-11-06
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A suspension supplier took the customization route to obtain a comprehensive apparatus for testing and verifying in-development technology for passenger vehicles.
2008-10-27
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Better known as a producer of motorhomes in Europe, German manufacturer Hymer unveiled a prototype electrically powered light cargo van at the recent IAA Commercial Vehicles show. Designed around what the company refers to as a boat chassis, the spaceframe construction would accommodate the complete electric drivetrain beneath the sandwich floor toward the rear of the chassis.
2008-10-14
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Michelin unveiled its electric drive system for the future at the recent Paris Motor Show. Named the Michelin Active Wheel, the system integrates a drive motor, electrical active suspension components, and a brake disc in a single wheel. The system is designed to provide either two- or four-wheel drive, according to OEM requirements.
2008-09-03
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J6 industrial joysticks from Elobau Sensor Technology are designed for use on vehicles and equipment including scissor lifts, aerial platforms, cranes, forklifts, and various construction, oil and gas, forestry, and agricultural equipment.
2008-09-03
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Brake, clutch, and transmission plates from Tribco are lined with a 100% Kevlar fiber/polyimide composite friction lining, which lasts three to five times longer than other linings.
2008-09-02
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The 9360 noncontacting rotary dual output Hall-effect sensor from BEI Duncan Electronics features 360-degree rotation capability to meet a range of sensing needs including rotary position for specialty vehicles and motion control for automation applications.
2008-08-15
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A serial hybrid drive axle concept for city buses, an independently suspended heavy-truck chassis concept, and revised automated and automatic transmissions are among the exhibits that ZF will be displaying at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.
2008-08-13
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The company will showcase a range of new products at September’s IAA Hannover Show including new tires, a driver assist system, a new tachograph with a remote download option, and a new tire-pressure sensor system. It has also launched new software to analyze accident data from vehicle tachographs.
2008-08-12
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Where there’s a wheel, there could be a way toward a quick and relatively easy reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.
2008-07-03
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An innovator in the rear-steering area, the company has applied more than 20 years experience in the vehicle dynamics arena to develop what it calls the world’s first four-wheel active steer (4WAS) system.
2008-06-23
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According to the Bosch Rexroth researchers, hydraulic accumulators offer a number of advantages for capture and storage of brake energy, including the ability to use hydraulic compounds that are already in serial production, and the need to make only relatively minor changes to retrofit a vehicle.
2008-06-19
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Danaher Motion offers Thomson stainless-steel MultiTrac ball bushing bearings to operate in harsh environments with temperatures up to 180ºF (82ºC).
2008-06-19
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The Ez Trac from Tuthill Drive Systems is a steerable, hydraulic drive axle for both on- and off-highway trucks. EZ Trac is designed to install quickly without altering the truck’s ride height, maintaining existing steering angles and suspension.
2008-06-19
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Superior Signals adds high-intensity LED modules to the Meteorlite product line.
2008-06-19
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Thomson Super Ball Bushing bearings—designed in various metric sizes—feature a low coefficient of friction, allowing smaller motors, belts, gears, and ball screws when replacing high friction bearings.
2008-06-19
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Arnco’s QuikGel lightweight self-sealing polyurethane liner protects from punctures up to 0.3125 in (8 mm) diameter.
2008-06-19
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Spartan Chassis Inc. received a subcontract order worth $133.8 million from BAE Systems to support the production of advanced tactical vehicles under the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program.
2008-06-19
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Caterpillar has introduced three new C-Series multi-terrain loaders that feature an open, modular undercarriage designed for maximum durability, low ground pressure, and easy maintenance, along with enhanced machine controls and an electronic torque management system.
2008-04-25
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Michelin has launched the latest version of the Agilis light commercial vehicle (LCV) tire, designed for vehicles with a gross vehicle weight between 2800 kg (6173 lb) and 3500 kg (7716 lb). The new design was driven by a number of factors, including the development of increasingly powerful LCVs.
2008-04-25
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For the past 30 years, aluminum content per vehicle has grown every year. "I think [in the future] we'll see increased aluminum content in structural chassis parts -- everything from engine cradles to A-pillars, B-pillars, full spaceframes, etc.," said Alcoa's Kevin Kramer. A technology the company is confident will make further inroads is its proprietary Alcoa Vacuum Die Casting.
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