• Simulating cab noise and vibration
      Researchers at kubota and Doshisha University have established a prediction method for the engine-idling state using statistical energy analysis.
    • Manufacturing cost estimating
      Caterpillar's ACT Group uses Micro Estimating Systems' computer-aided estimating program to increase efficiency and decrease operating costs in powder-metal part manufacturing.
    • In search of greener pastures
      Agricultural OEMs are looking at the total life cycle to develop more environmentally conscious products and processes.
    • Emissions and lubrication
      More stringent diesel emissions legislation is placing an increased burden on engine lubricant in the form of soot loading.
    • Operator station innovations
      Off-highway engineers work hard to provide comfort, ease of operation, and reliability to users. As an added challenge, they must design for operators who can spend an entire day working hard in their cab.
    • Designing online
      Major developments in internet-based technologies are profoundly changing the engineering/design process, revolutionizing the way OEMs and suppliers do business, and speeding the industry's time-to-market.
    • FEA simulation of an electrohydraulic system
      Researchers from the Milwaukee School of Engineering provide an accurate model of a typical magentic actuator
    • Predicting injury in forklift upsets
      Researchers from the Biomechanics Institute present test results that demonstrate operators can prevent ejection and injury from a forklift if they are lap-belted and have either a winged seat or hip restraint.
    • Growth in telematics capabilities brings more benefits to more users
      Broader coverage, more features highlight the potential for increased connectivity and communication from the field
    • Watching for ways to stand above the crowd
      Sensors monitor a broad range of parameters to help powertrain design teams add features and improve performance.
    • Tighter communications help OEMs meet tighter regulations
      Closer links between powertrains and hydraulic systems cut fuel usage and emissions while improving efficiency.
    • Making sense of hybrids
      Developers focus on applications that boost productivity while they strive to improve the efficiency of alternative power sources.
    • QT steels make an impact
      The use of quenchd and tempered steels for dumper bodies reduces weight and fuel consumption while increasing payload capacity and wear life.
    • Making virtual vehicle design a reality
      A new virtual design approach for commercial vehicle concepts allows for purposeful design and integration of new concepts and technologies on the component level in an existing product portfolio, while not neglecting the need for standardization and modularity.
    • Staring down a nozzle
      Researchers analyze the flow pattern inside a diesel engine injection nozzle to determine the relationship between various flow parameters and the occurence of caviation.
    • A quiet revolution
      Optimizing design, while minimizing NVH, in off-highway equipment and systems.
    • Inferential sensing
      Engineers propose an onboard electronics hardware and software architecture that can deliver condition-based maintenance solutions in a low-cost platform.
    • Lightweight but heavy duty
      A look at the design, analysis, testing, and application engineering performed to develop a selectively reinforced brake drum made of aluminum metal matrix composite.
    • Shifting gears smoothly
      Ric Kleine, a 30-year veteran of Cummins Inc. and former SAE Commercial Vehicle VP, seeks continuity over change as he moves into SAE's driver's seat.
    • Enlisting aluminum
      The need for lighter weight and better efficiency has led to oncreased application of aluminum armor plate for military vehicles.
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    • Mico
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    • Bosch Rexroth
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