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2008-06-19
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The Westlock XR linear/rotary control monitor from Tyco includes technology to create a baseline signature while in service and provides other features for valve actuation applications.
2008-06-19
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A split-ring version of the Aegis SGR Bearing Protection Ring from Electro Static Technology is offered in halves for field installation with minimal disassembly of equipment.
2008-06-19
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The IP68 Underwater DAQ Sensor from ATI Industrial Automation is a force/torque sensor for use in underwater (freshwater) environments to a maximum depth of 10 m (328 ft).
2008-06-19
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Kavlico’s P5000 hermetically sealed high-pressure sensor uses a thin-film sputtered sensing element to improve accuracy in high-temperature environments.
2008-06-19
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Honeywell’s SNDH Series quadrature general industrial speed and direction sensors improve vehicle service by separating the sensor and bearing in electric motor applications, allowing users to service the sensor without removing the bearing from the motor drive.
2008-06-19
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Setra Systems offers the Model 231 Multi-Sense wet-to-wet, differential pressure transducer, suitable for monitoring control pump differential pressures; chiller or boiler differential pressure drops; and flow measurement of gasses or liquids.
2008-06-19
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Northrop Grumman issued a contract to Curtiss-Wright Corp. to provide radar processing subsystems for use in the U.S. Marine Corps’ Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) program. The initial contract, valued at $4.3 million, is for development expected to be completed in 2010.
2008-06-19
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Lockheed Martin signed a cooperative research agreement with the U.S. Army’s Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center’s Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) to develop tactical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities.
2008-06-19
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The number of electronic elements on today’s vehicles is soaring, and operators are being challenged to manage the many functions they bring. Bosch Rexroth is addressing each of these trends with controllers that offer high I/O counts and advanced graphics capabilities.
2008-06-19
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Cole Hersee's SureStart automatic low-voltage disconnect (LVD) allows vehicles to start even if they've been left standing for weeks or are stopped and started many times a day.
2008-06-19
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When several sensors are added throughout a vehicle, setup and calibration are far less of a problem than in the past. That is if off-highway test engineers use sensors that employ a standard that stores identification data on the sensor, bringing plug-and-play to the testing field.
2008-06-19
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One of the most unusual aspects of Caterpillar's upgraded M series motor graders was replacing the steering wheel and other controls with a joystick, reducing operator motion by 78%. The design features over 100 patents.
2008-06-19
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Danaher Motion’s Torque Feedback Device combines tactile and position or velocity feedback with a steering wheel interface in a compact, IP66 rated package. This combination allows designers of electronic vehicle systems, personal mobility equipment, and other off-highway equipment to deliver the performance and maintenance benefits of electric or steer-by-wire systems, with the tactile response of a hydraulic system.
2008-06-19
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The ability to receive a real-time status report about what is happening with a trailer being towed by a vehicle fitted with a system that combines electronics, power switching, and connectors is edging closer to mass-production reality.
2008-06-19
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Inprox Technology and NASA’s Glenn Research Center are developing silicon carbide (SiC)-based position sensors for potential uses in future turbine engine controls, ground-vehicle engine applications, and space flight. SiC electronics are capable of operating at temperatures as extreme as 600°C (1112°F).
2008-06-19
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Ecliptek, a supplier of frequency-control products to the electronics industry since 1987, is just one company to have embraced the fast-growing MEMS resonator timing market, including the EMO product family of programmable oscillators. The oscillators include 12 different product series encompassing four industry-standard package sizes and three supply voltages.
2008-06-19
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Trimble, which provides GPS services to a number of off-highway equipment companies, is expanding its reach by adding control and monitoring capabilities. The complete system, the CCS900 compaction control system, includes a display with human machine interface, along with GPS hardware and an accelerometer.
2008-06-19
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Bosch Rexroth says its new 32-bit BODAS RC36-20 provides a central electronic control unit platform for efficient electrohydraulic system solutions, allowing OEMs and operators to expand mobile equipment functions and reduce energy consumption. The controller’s TriCore technology includes 150-MHz clock timing and parallel processing to run highly complex control circuits and mathematical floating-point operations.
2008-06-19
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Deutz has developed a telemetry system for industrial engines that it says allow the engine and all machinery to be constantly evaluated in real time. By constantly monitoring engine and machine use and availability, customers can identify excess capacities and improve the efficiency of their vehicle fleets. The telematics work bi-directionally, providing remote access to defined functions as well as analyzing and monitoring the machine.
2008-05-13
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The partnership with Naim Audio has resulted in what the duo claims is the world’s most powerful in-car production amplifier, at 1100 W, combined with a “state-of-the-art” speaker system.
2008-05-13
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One of the keys for reducing the number of processors and sensors in vehicles is to share information. That is going to require more bandwidth, opening the door for FlexRay.
2008-05-13
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The automobile is now entering the “always-connected” world, rapidly becoming the ultimate mobile computing platform. Denis Griot, Senior Vice President and Chairman, Europe, Middle East & Africa Region, Freescale Semiconductor, says that three key “mega trends” are having an enormous impact on the global automotive industry.
2008-05-13
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Freescale Semiconductor is expanding its presence in China, teaming up with Chery Automobile Co. Ltd. to create a virtual automotive lab. The two will combine to create silicon, software, and systems for vehicles sold in China and later for export.
2008-05-13
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Microchip Technology is taking aim at the electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM) market, the company developing a new bus architecture and devices that support it. EEPROM is a small segment of the burgeoning market for nonvolatile memory, which is dominated by flash memory, but it is a critical niche in areas for which only very small capacities are needed.
2008-05-13
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The standard has seen a slow start, but it looks as if momentum for the interface between hardware and software is starting to grow. A number of electronics suppliers and their tool providers are ramping up, and automakers continue to show support.
2008-05-13
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The two companies are strengthening their partnership in powertrains, extending it to hybrid controls. The move comes as Freescale hits a number of milestones during its transition to a new CEO.
2008-05-13
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The expansion of electronics and software continues almost unabated, bringing both benefits and challenges for automakers and their suppliers. As engineers develop new safety, infotainment, and powertrain systems, they are looking at a variety of techniques to manage hardware and software development.
2008-05-13
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According to SAE 2008 World Congress panelists, safety advocates are trying to determine what potential technologies are the most substantive and what technologies do not meet the hype.
2008-05-13
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Programmable logic devices (PLDs) that were once used primarily for prototyping are now seeing use in production vehicles. Altera Corp. is among the PLD makers responding to this new market opening, producing more automotive-grade FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays) and complex PLDs.
2008-04-25
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Ford debuted a four-pronged productivity enhancer aimed at construction contractors and business owners. Called Ford Work Solutions, one of the offerings is an in-dash computer, developed with Magneti Marelli and powered by Microsoft Auto, that provides high-speed Internet access via the Sprint mobile broadband network, as well as navigation via Garmin. A tool tracking system, developed in partnership with DeWalt, is another offering.
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