Engineering & Manufacturing
Design & Engineering Insights
Technology Advancements are Enabling More Efficient Electrified Solutions
Nick Block of John Deere Power Systems says improved control solutions are helping to improve the efficiency of electric powered equipment.
October 7, 2021
Machine Control and Automation are Improving Machine Operator Capabilities
Tom Hansen of Topcon says advancements in machine control and automation are helping improve operators' skills while also attracting a younger generation to the heavy equipment industry.
October 5, 2021
Technology Can Help Overcome Workforce Challenges
Will Healy of Balluff says companies which implement advanced technologies like automation and robotics will be better able to attract younger generations into the industry.
October 5, 2021
AI Provides Great Opportunity for Off-Highway Equipment Industry
David Batcheller of Appareo says artificial intelligence provides the ability to reduce the learning curve for machine operators, which can greatly benefit the heavy equipment industry.
October 4, 2021
Improved Electronic Control Brings New eAxle Capabilities
Exro Coil Driver technology provides tighter control of electric motors for optimized performance and creation of next generation electric axles.
August 4, 2021
New ISO Standard Improves Safety of Forestry Equipment Operators
Custom Products of Litchfield says the new ISO standard establishes a test method designed to ensure the safety of forestry equipment operators.
June 30, 2021
Increased Electrification Brings Need for Specialized Testing
Drive System Design continues to expand its testing capabilities for electric vehicles and components as the need for testing and development increases.
June 16, 2021
Solectrac Electric Tractor Provides Emissions-Free Option for Agricultural Applications
The added weight of batteries and efficiency of electric motors make farm tractors an ideal electric vehicle application.
May 26, 2021
Lubrizol Says Emissions and Efficiency Driving Lubricant Quality
As emissions regulations and OEM requirements have evolved, so to have heavy-duty engine oils to protect aftreatment systems and increase efficiency.
May 12, 2021
Volvo CE Developing Digital Hydraulic Actuator to Improve Construction Equipment Efficiency
The digital hydraulic actuator allows the creation of new hydraulic systems which can improve performance and efficiency of construction equipment.
April 21, 2021
Design & Engineering Insights: Loop Energy Fuel Cell Technology Provides Long-Term Zero-Emissions Operation
Loop Energy's eFlow fuel cells generate power in a uniform manner throughout the fuel cell module to ensure long-term durability and reliability.
April 7, 2021
Engineering & Manufacturing
Design & Engineering Insights: CM Labs Human-in-the-Loop Simulations Aid Design of Operator Controls
OEMs can use this simulation technology to test operator interface designs and get immediate feedback to make any necessary improvements.
March 17, 2021
Design & Engineering Insights: New Webasto Air Cleaners Remove Airborne Pathogens from Vehicle Enclosures
Use of medical-grade HEPA filters makes it possible to capture the majority of airborne particles equal to or greater than 0.3 microns.
March 3, 2021
Design & Engineering Insights: Jacobs Vehicle Systems Sees Engine Brake Use Growing in Off-Highway Equipment
Equipment operators also require retarding capabilities which provide safe downhill travel, and gain value from the engine brakes’ ability to help reduce wear on brake pads.
February 17, 2021
Design & Engineering Insights: New Link Mfg. Suspension Improves Safety and Comfort for Heavy Vehicles
The new 85K Air Link Tandem Drive Chassis Suspension is designed to ensure vehicle stability and operator comfort in harsh applications.
February 3, 2021
Design & Engineering Insights: Webasto Tailors Battery Systems to Serve a Variety of Markets
Continued expansion of Webasto's battery development team enables it to provide solutions which best fit customers application needs.
January 20, 2021
Design & Engineering Insights: New ISO Cab Air Quality Standard to Improve Equipment Operator Health
The new ISO 23875 air quality standard for cab enclosures is designed to protect machine operators from harmful respirable particulates found outside the cab in mining environments.
January 6, 2021
Design & Engineering Insights: New Allison Transmission Electric Axles Bring Efficiency Benefits
The new eGen Power 100D electric axles were designed specifically for electric vehicles, helping ensure optimal efficiency and performance for the application.
December 16, 2020
Design & Engineering Insights: Hyliion Hypertruck ERX Extends Range of Electric Powered Trucks
By combining an electric drivetrain and a natural gas-powered onboard generator, the Hypertruck ERX can provide a range of over 1,000 miles.
December 9, 2020
Design & Engineering Insights: New Inmotive Two-Speed Transmission Improves Efficiency of Electric Vehicles
The Ingear two-speed transmission provides high efficiency, low cost and smooth shifting which all help to improve overall electric vehicle performance.
December 2, 2020
Design & Engineering Insights: New Cab Design for Volta Zero Electric Truck Improves Safety
Volta Trucks created a brand new cab design for its electric truck with enhanced ergonomics and visibility to improve comfort and safety for truck drivers.
November 18, 2020
Design & Engineering Insights: Sy-Klone Developing Smart Technology to Improve Cab Air Quality
Use of sensors and machine-based data will enable monitoring and control of cab air quality in real time to ensure safety of machine operators.
November 10, 2020
Design & Engineering Insights: elobau Adaptive Multifunctional Armrest to Improve Operator Comfort and Productivity
The multifunctional armrest prototype enables the operator interface controls to change and adapt to fit the needs of various operating scenarios.
November 4, 2020
Design & Engineering Insights: Topcon Says Digitization will Transform the Agricultural Equipment Industry
More use of data and smart systems will help farmers improve their operations and better enable them to feed the ever-growing global population.
October 1, 2020