OEM Industry Update

A weekly roundup of the latest technology, industry, and market news for the equipment design and development industry.

Business
Technology
1
The Electric Future of Vanguard
Brian Hazelton, senior vice president & president of Briggs & Stratton’s Power Business Unit, and David Frank, vice president of electrification for Briggs & Stratton, discuss Vanguard’s growth in the electrification space and what’s to come from the leading power solutions provider in the next year.
25 min
2
How the Ukraine War Affects the Off-Highway Ind...
13 min
3
Planning for Electrification: How to Specify Ba...
21 min
4
Ground Positioning Radar Technology Looks to Im...
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.
13 min
5
Smart Battery and Charger Technologies Optimize...
Delta-Q Technologies says battery management systems with built-in communication helps optimize battery performance and overall machine intelligence.
12 min
6
Improvements in Guidance and Navigation Technol...
22 min
7
Autonomous Work Vehicle Trials Offer Developmen...
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.
17 min
8
John Deere Autonomous Tractor Aims to Help Farm...
Fully autonomous operation of the John Deere 8R tractor allows farmers to focus their attention on other work without sacrificing productivity.
20 min
9
Air Disc Brake Uptake Grows as Fleets See Safet...
Bendix says use of air disc brakes has increased over the past decade due to the increased safety and lower maintenance costs they provide.
15 min
10
Powertrains of the Future Will Include Traditio...
Cummins discusses its battery, hydrogen and engine system developments and how they will continue to advance in the off-highway equipment industry.
35 min
11
Greater Emergence of Cellular Vehicle-to-Everyt...
CalAmp sees C-V2X technology becoming more ubiquitous in heavy-duty equipment applications, enabling increased safety and automation.
15 min
12
Specialized Fire Truck for Mining Applications ...
Rosenbauer’s Volvo Penta-powered fire truck is specifically designed to operate in tough mining conditions.
26 min
13
New Grease Specification Provides More Quality ...
Greg Morris of Shell says the new High-Performance Multiuse Grease Specifications help to ensure greases meet evolving machine and customer performance needs.
22 min
14
John Deere Electric Backhoe Concept Demonstrate...
The 310 X Tier concept machine is designed to eliminate emissions while providing lower daily operating costs and jobsite noise.
7 min
15
Electrification is Becoming Mainstream, but The...
Improvements in technology have increased the use of electrification but there will remain a need for engines in many applications.
15 min
16
Shell Starship 2.0 Truck Demonstrates New Techn...
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.
18 min
17
Drone Technology Offering High-Precision Data A...
Skycatch has developed technology capable of providing repeatable, high-precision data which can help OEMs enable autonomous operation.
16 min
18
Electrification Will Continue to Grow, Bring Ne...
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.
17 min
19
Exro Coil Driver Technology Provides More Preci...
The coil driver provides tighter control of the motor and will help to improve performance of next generation electric axles.
9 min
20
Electric Vehicle Charging Needs to Expand and T...
Eaton says there is a need to rapidly deploy more charging infrastructure and develop customized solutions for commercial vehicles to aid market uptake.
18 min
21
Electrification and Hybridization Brings Additi...
Lubrizol says many performance aspects will stay the same, but more factors such as thermal management and conductivity will need to be considered.
18 min
22
Overcoming the Chip Shortage by Rethinking How ...
14 min
23
New Digital Hydraulic Actuator Overcomes Shortc...
Volvo CE is developing a digital hydraulic actuator which has shown fuel efficiency improvements of 50% in an excavator application.
15 min
24
Fendt Xaver Robot Concept Provides Vision for M...
Technologies developed for the Xaver agricultural robot concept are now making their way onto Fendt equipment to help improve farmer productivity.
12 min
25
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.
27 min
26
Danfoss and Eaton Merger Aims to Advance Hydrau...
Bringing together the hydraulics knowledge of these two companies will better enable development of new technologies and optimized hydraulics systems.
14 min
27
Augmented Reality Becomes Top Emerging Technology
Grid Raster says the remote work and training capabilities offered by augmented reality have increased its relevance in many industries.
18 min
28
Improved Data Collection Benefits Autonomous Ve...
NI is collaborating with Seagate to enable better data storage and transfer to the cloud that will help engineering teams design safer autonomous vehicles.
24 min
29
Adaptable HMI Designs Aid the Transition to Aut...
EAO says operator interface products which can support both manual and autonomous operation can greatly benefit OEMs and their customers.
14 min
30
Emerging Technologies in the Off-Highway Equipm...
TTControl sees perception technologies such as computer vision and artificial intelligence playing a key role in advancing off-highway equipment designs.
20 min
31
Proposed Zero-Emissions Regulation for Small Of...
Horiba says a proposed emissions regulation in California could create or accelerate adoption of electrification in low horsepower equipment.
19 min
32
Proterra Enters Off-Highway Market with Komatsu...
Proterra is providing its battery technology and expertise to help Komatsu develop a battery-electric excavator.
8 min
33
Heavy-Duty Engine Oils are Taking on a Broader ...
Lubrizol says expectations for engine oils continue to evolve with changing emissions regulations and OEM requirements.
18 min
34
Danfoss Editron Says Partnerships Benefit Elect...
Bringing together specialized expertise can ensure a more optimized electric powertrain solution.
20 min
35
New Charged by Delta-Q Program Aids Electric Ve...
The program helps OEM customers ensure they are sourcing compatible battery and battery charging systems for their electric vehicle designs.
13 min
36
Electrification of Construction Equipment is In...
New technology developments are providing alternatives to diesel which can help create more efficient and emissions-free equipment operation.
24 min
37
Technology is Creating a Smarter Construction I...
Manufacturers discuss emerging technologies which are helping the construction industry work smarter to increase productivity.
28 min
38
Automation Technology Continues to Evolve for C...
Automated systems and machines are enabling opportunities to create a safer and more efficient construction industry.
23 min
39
CM Labs Says Simulation Can Benefit Design of S...
Simulation allows engineering teams to collaborate early on and iterate designs faster which will be integral to creating smarter and more connected equipment.
13 min
40
Siemens System Simulation Technology Allows Acc...
Simcenter Amesim provides quick simulation capabilities to evaluate interactions between components and their impact on overall machine designs.
13 min
41
Power Systems Research Forecasts 13% Rebound in...
Machine replacement and electrification will provide growth opportunities for the North American mining equipment market.
13 min
42
Libertine Uses Software Control to Optimize Eng...
Replacing crankshafts with software control optimizes combustion events for cleaner, more efficient engines.
24 min
43
Trimble, Piaggio Fast Forward Develop Smart Fol...
Combining GNSS technology with sensors and software has enabled the creation of a robot which can follow machines or humans without the use of a joystick or other control devices.
17 min
44
CLAAS Sees Positive Outlook for Agricultural Eq...
Favorable commodity prices and new technology introductions will be key drivers for the agricultural equipment market.
13 min
45
Volvo Trucks Provides Update on Volvo LIGHTS El...
The Volvo LIGHTS project is providing insights into what it takes to add electric vehicles to a truck fleet and how they will operate in real-world conditions.
17 min
46
FPT Sees Potential for DME as Low-Emissions Fue...
Similarities to LPG and reduced emissions output make DME a feasible candidate for use in heavy-duty engines.
26 min
47
Dana Says Electrification Necessitates Purposef...
Development of drivetrains and other systems for electric vehicles requires more, well thought out engineering to ensure an optimized solution is achieved.
15 min
48
ROUSH CleanTech Develops Purpose-Built Fuel Sys...
Creating a purpose-built system ensures performance in the various climates and environments in which school buses operate.
14 min
49
Power Systems Research Sees Strong Commercial V...
A look into the current state of the North American commercial vehicle market.
12 min
50
RISE Robotics Electric Actuator Reduces Energy ...
The RISE Cylinder reduces power drain on vehicle batteries, enabling design and performance enhancements.
29 min
51
PERC Study Compares Carbon Intensity of Propane...
A new research study shows propane-fueled medium- and heavy-duty trucks have a lower overall carbon footprint than electric powered vehicles.
19 min
52
FORT Robotics Sees Now as an Exciting Time for ...
Automation technology is here, and being applied in a broad range of heavy equipment and applications.
24 min
53
TrovaCV Provides Custom Chassis Integration to ...
The company is providing its manufacturing expertise to help with the acceleration of battery-electric commercial vehicles.
32 min
54
Jacobs Vehicle Systems Sees Modular Valvetrains...
A modular valvetrain which can meet all of an OEM’s design requirements will help to ensure compliance with evolving emissions regulations.
11 min
55
Xerotech Develops Battery Systems for Off-Highw...
Use of a common platform allows Xerotech to scale battery systems to an OEM’s specific design requirements.
18 min
56
Volta Trucks Reimagines Operator Cab for Electr...
The completely redesigned operator cab of the Volta Zero electric truck puts a focus on driver comfort and safety.
11 min
57
Delta-Q Says New Battery Technology is Advancin...
Development of new battery systems is helping bring about new charging technology to ensure machine productivity.
18 min
58
AVL Says Normalization of Electrification Will ...
As electrification increases in many applications, the cost and engineering time needed to develop the necessary components will continue to decrease.
14 min
59
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions uses Artificial In...
The company’s Cognitive Sealing technology analyzes sensor data around a seal to evaluate performance and plan maintenance.
8 min
60
New ISO Standard to Improve Cab Air Quality for...
The new ISO 23875 standard aims to improve safety by applying engineering controls to conduct air quality testing within the operator cab.
34 min
61
CCTY Bearing Sees Strong Push for Use of Self-L...
New material and technology advancements are leading to an increased use of self-lubricating tie rods in off-highway equipment.
15 min
62
Webasto Expands Battery Technology Design Capab...
Webasto has expanded the team dedicated to its battery development efforts, which adds more engineering capabilities to better serve electric vehicle manufacturers.
10 min
63
Carling Technologies Says HMI Devices are Becom...
Adding multi-function capabilities to HMI components helps ease machine control and productivity for operators.
21 min
64
Danfoss Digital Displacement Offers New Opportu...
Hydraulic pumps and motors controlled directly through software and electronics provides new levels of performance and efficiency benefits.
16 min
65
Grid Raster Examines Varied Benefits of Augment...
Improving technology and wider spread adoption is leading to increased use of augmented and virtual reality.
17 min
66
Sy-Klone Proactively Working with OEMs to Ensur...
Sy-Klone collaborates with equipment manufactures to develop and integrate cab air quality systems which assure the health and safety of machine operators.
18 min
67
ClearFlame Developing Technology to Improve Die...
By replacing petroleum fuels with decarbonized fuels, emissions can be reduced as well as overall engine costs.
13 min
68
Donaldson Filter Minder Technology Monitors Fil...
Sensors measure filter performance and notify heavy equipment users when approaching optimal filter life.
17 min
69
Terzo Power Systems Hydrapulse Technology Enabl...
Integration of motor control electronics with a hydraulic pump
18 min
70
Caterpillar Hybrid Engine Concept Optimizes Mac...
The Cat C18 hybrid concept captures and re-uses surplus energy to help improve machine performance.
8 min
71
Balluff Says Smarter Sensors Will Provide Bette...
Advanced sensor technology will create smart systems with more processing power and improved data collection capabilities.
16 min