Engineering & Manufacturing
Covering the design and development of heavy equipment
How the Ukraine War Affects the Off-Highway Industry
From raw materials and the supply chain to alternative fuels, the industry and the timing of equipment conversations are undergoing changes.
T/CCI Mfg. LLC
June 23, 2022
Planning for Electrification: How to Specify Batteries
When specifying batteries, duty cycle, ability to collect health data and much more must be included in the research.
Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power
April 19, 2022
Ground Positioning Radar Tech Looks to Improve Vehicle, Equipment Safety
GPR’s technology gathers subterranean data to provide a 3D map of a vehicle’s surroundings, which is rich and more stable to improve safety and reliability.
March 15, 2022
Smart Battery and Charger Technologies Optimize Machine Performance
Delta-Q Technologies says battery management systems with built-in communication helps optimize battery performance and overall machine intelligence.
March 1, 2022
Improvements in Guidance and Navigation Technology Will Accelerate Autonomous System Development
ACEINNA says adoption of guidance and navigation systems has increased as technology has improved and costs have come down which will aid further growth of autonomy in heavy equipment.
February 15, 2022
Autonomous Work Vehicle Trials Offer Development and Application Insights
Honda’s Kenton Williams and Tyler Parker of Black & Veatch discuss the development and field trials of Honda’s Autonomous Work Vehicle prototype in construction applications.
February 1, 2022
John Deere Autonomous Tractor Aims to Help Farmers do More with Less
Fully autonomous operation of the John Deere 8R tractor allows farmers to focus their attention on other work without sacrificing productivity.
January 18, 2022
Air Disc Brake Uptake Grows as Fleets See Safety and TCO Benefits
Bendix says use of air disc brakes has increased over the past decade due to the increased safety and lower maintenance costs they provide.
January 4, 2022
Powertrains of the Future Will Include Traditional and Alternatively Powered Solutions
Cummins discusses its battery, hydrogen and engine system developments and how they will continue to advance in the off-highway equipment industry.
December 14, 2021
Greater Emergence of Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything Technology Expected in 2022
CalAmp sees C-V2X technology becoming more ubiquitous in heavy-duty equipment applications, enabling increased safety and automation.
December 7, 2021
Specialized Fire Truck for Mining Applications Ensures Job Site Safety
Rosenbauer’s Volvo Penta-powered fire truck is specifically designed to operate in tough mining conditions.
November 30, 2021
New Grease Specification Provides More Quality Control for Optimized Machine Performance
Greg Morris of Shell says the new High-Performance Multiuse Grease Specifications help to ensure greases meet evolving machine and customer performance needs.
November 16, 2021
John Deere Electric Backhoe Concept Demonstrates Performance Benefits for Construction Industry
The 310 X Tier concept machine is designed to offer lower operating costs and noise, improving overall productivity for customers.
November 9, 2021
Electrification is Becoming Mainstream, but There is Still a Place for Engines
Improvements in technology have increased the use of electrification but there will remain a need for engines in many applications.
November 2, 2021
Engineering & Manufacturing
Shell Starship 2.0 Truck Demonstrates New Technologies for Fuel Efficiency Gains
The Starship Class 8 truck utilizes several market available components and systems to demonstrate fuel efficiency improvements which can be achieved in heavy-duty trucks.
October 26, 2021
Drone Technology Offering High-Precision Data Aids Autonomous Vehicle Operation
Skycatch has developed technology capable of providing repeatable, high-precision data which can help OEMs enable autonomous operation.
October 19, 2021
Electrification Will Continue to Grow, Bring New Technology to Market
Briggs & Stratton sees continued growth of electrification which will lead to development of new battery solutions while also enabling future technology such as robotics and automation.
October 12, 2021
Exro Coil Driver Technology Provides More Precise Electric Motor Control
The coil driver provides tighter control of the motor and will help to improve performance of next generation electric axles.
October 5, 2021
Electric Vehicle Charging Needs to Expand and Take Commercial Vehicle Requirements Into Account
Eaton says there is a need to rapidly deploy more charging infrastructure and develop customized solutions for commercial vehicles to aid market uptake.
September 28, 2021
Electrification and Hybridization Brings Additional Lubricant Requirements
Lubrizol says many performance aspects will stay the same, but more factors such as thermal management and conductivity will need to be considered.
September 21, 2021
Overcoming the Chip Shortage by Rethinking How AI is Designed
Deci co-founder and CEO Yonatan Geifman says software developers need to support and optimize their solutions for multiple hardware platforms instead of relying on a single microchip product.
September 14, 2021
New Digital Hydraulic Actuator Overcomes Shortcomings of Traditional Systems
Volvo CE is developing a digital hydraulic actuator which has shown fuel efficiency improvements of 50% in an excavator application.
September 7, 2021
Fendt Xaver Robot Concept Provides Vision for More Productive, Sustainable Farming
Technologies developed for the Xaver agricultural robot concept are now making their way onto Fendt equipment to help improve farmer productivity.
August 31, 2021
How Can Manufacturers Ensure Emissions Compliance?
Justin Savage of Sidley Austin says there are key steps manufacturers in the off-road equipment industry can take to ensure they comply with emissions regulations.
August 24, 2021