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2015-04-15
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Biodiesel fuel is a viable supplement for traditional fossil fuels, as long as manufacturers make the necessary changes in equipment to accommodate these new types of fuels, according to Freudenberg-NOK's Joe Walker.
2015-04-14
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Cummins' Jim Trueblood says the company's Tier 4 Final program was driven by the core philosophy to utilize new or improved technologies, systems, and components that would meet the durability and reliability levels demanded for tough high horsepower applications.
2015-04-13
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Kohler Engines has introduced an electronic governor as a new option on the company’s Command PRO horizontal shaft gasoline-powered engines.
2015-04-13
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Demands for optimized fuel usage, higher efficiency, and cost reduction set the trends for innovation in the off-highway sector, says ZF's Hermann Beck.
2015-04-13
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Allison Transmission Holdings' new 9832 Oil Field Series model offers 3200 hp (2386 kW) for pressure pumping in tough environments.
2015-04-13
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The Ohio State University student team revealed the vehicle it will use to try to break its own world land speed record—307 mph—with an over 400-mph mark. The 38-ft-long (11.6-m) vehicle contains 2000 A123 pouch cells and runs a four-wheel-drive system with two motors design-rated at 3000 hp (2238 kW).
2015-04-08
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While on/off fan drives are usually preferred for their durability and fuel efficiency for over-the-road applications, BorgWarner's new DuroSpeed two-speed fan drive was developed for more severe service applications
2015-04-07
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The new Spicer AdvanTEK tandem axle concept is optimized for trucks that implement engine “downspeeding,” combining the traction offered by a 6x4 configuration with the reduced drivetrain losses of a 6x2.
2015-04-06
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The new plug-in hybrid model has a 19-mi range in EV mode and can accelerate to 81 mph on its electric motor alone, while the AMG models' 5.5-L V8 gets a power boost.
2015-04-06
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Turbine blades in TiAl are about half the weight of comparable nickel-alloy components but boast the same reliability and durability. The high aluminum content also makes the material resistant to oxidation and corrosion.
2015-03-31
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All 40 cars in the world's first all-electric racing circuit run a standardized powertrain, but the uniformity ends in the 2015/2016 season when each carbon fiber/aluminum monocoque chassis FIA Formula E racecar can be fitted with a unique electric powertrain.
2015-03-31
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Melexis introduces the MLX90297, a 600-mA single coil fan driver integrated circuit developed for energy efficient cooling system designs.
2015-03-27
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Sales of diesel-powered light vehicles are up 70% and the latest engines are cleaner than ever. But the diesel industry still faces significant headwinds to greater penetration.
2015-03-27
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Oerlikon Drive Systems features its Graziano PST forklift transmission on the Dengelift SD5804 airport transfer vehicle.
2015-03-25
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A team of researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a mutant yeast strain that could lead to a more efficient and economical biofuel production process, and from non-food sources.
2015-03-24
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Aerojet Rocketdyne recently completed a series of hot-fire tests of additive manufactured components for its AR1 booster engine at its Sacramento test facility.
2015-03-23
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While many automakers are adding more and more gears to their transmissions, others are going gearless. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the gearless CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).
2015-03-13
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Andy Pontius, Chief Technologist for Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies in North America, talks about even lighter-weight exhaust systems and meeting future powertrain-systems expectations.
2015-03-13
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Shutting off six cylinders without emission spikes and exhaust boom required new engine-control and exhaust system engineering solutions.
2015-03-05
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For its new 7-Mode transmission, AVL focused on key requirements for hybrid drivetrains including best-in-class fuel consumption in NEDC charge-sustaining mode and full drivetrain functionality with a depleted battery.
2015-03-05
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The new generation of dual-clutch transmissions, called the xDCT family, is claimed to offer reduced transmission mass, lower complexity/cost, improved fuel consuption, and better launch characteristics for front-drive vehicles.
2015-03-05
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Tightening vehicle efficiency and emissions regulations and increasing demand for onboard electrical power means that higher voltages, in the form of supplemental 48-volt subsystems, may soon be nearing production.
2015-03-05
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A product of the joint venture between Dana Holding and Bosch Rexroth, the HVT R2 features a modular design that can be adapted for a variety of off-highway applications with net input power from 135 to 195 kW (180 to 260 hp),
2015-03-05
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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.
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.
2015-02-23
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Dr.-Ing. Marko Dekena, Executive Vice President, Global Business Development, Sales and International Operations Powertrain Systems, AVL, recently spoke with SAE Off-Highway Engineering about some of the strategic and technical issues likely to be discussed at this year’s event.
2015-02-19
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While the newer fiber laser and solid-state lasers offer distinct advantages, it is not time to close the book on the venerable CO2 laser, especially for high-volume, precision powertrain components. An attachment from Advanced Nozzles eliminates expensive helium, making the cost-benefit ratio even better for precision CO2 welding applications.
2015-02-17
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Nissan's new Le Mans contender upends the order of things by putting its whole powertrain at the front of the car.
2015-02-13
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General Motors' Fuel Cell Chief Engineer revealed some interesting technical developments during the recent 2015 SAE Hybrid and EV Technology Symposium.
2015-02-13
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A motorsports lubricant specialist has found direct parallels between the lubricant requirements of stop-start systems used in production vehicles and those of electrically-powered motorsport vehicles.
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