Construction/Off-road http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8208/more en Real-time Ethernet for Mobile-Equipment Controls http://machinedesign.com/controllers/real-time-ethernet-mobile-equipment-controls <div class="field-byline"> SARI GERMANOS, Technology Marketing Manager and SEAN GRIEVE, Business Development Manager, Mobile Automation, B&amp;R Industrial Automation, Roswell, Ga. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Mobile equipment is getting more high tech, and it’s taxing the limits of conventional control networks. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Construction, mining, and agricultural machines have become amazing platforms of mobile automation. GPS, for instance, is quickly becoming ubiquitous for everything from grade control on dozers and variable-rate seeding in precision farming, to fleet-management operations and starter-disabling and geo-fencing features that substantially lower the risks of equipment theft and misuse.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/real-time-ethernet-mobile-equipment-controls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/real-time-ethernet-mobile-equipment-controls#comments Construction/Off-road Controllers Thu, 15 May 2014 14:02:00 +0000 37501 at http://machinedesign.com Electronic controls boost hydraulic efficiency http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/electronic-controls-boost-hydraulic-efficiency <div class="field-byline"> Matthieu Guilbert, Business Development Manager, Hydraulic Pump Div., Parker Hannifin Corp. </div> <div class="field-deck"> A new generation of hydraulic-pump controls is rapidly gaining acceptance for mobile and industrial applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Mobile and industrial equipment manufacturers, and their customers, are rapidly embracing a new class of electronic controls for open-circuit, medium-pressure piston pumps like the Parker P1/PD Series. Such circuits are often used where the hydraulics must perform more than one task on the same machine. A backhoe with a loader on one side and excavator on the other is an excellent example. Instead of relying on a bank of valves to manage hydraulic power, all the control can now be handled by software.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/electronic-controls-boost-hydraulic-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/electronic-controls-boost-hydraulic-efficiency#comments Construction/Off-road Hydraulics Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:57:00 +0000 35991 at http://machinedesign.com Wheel uses beam and spokes instead of inflatable tube http://machinedesign.com/what039s-inside/wheel-uses-beam-and-spokes-instead-inflatable-tube <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers at Michelin headquartered in France, have designed and built a single unit, the Tweel, which can replace the wheels on skid-steer vehicles used in construction, landscaping, and agriculture. It needs no air pressure, so there's no valve assembly, and the tire and wheel are combined in one component. It consists of a shear beam wrapped into a circle to carry the tread and is connected to a rigid, metal hub by deformable polyurethane spokes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/what039s-inside/wheel-uses-beam-and-spokes-instead-inflatable-tube" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/what039s-inside/wheel-uses-beam-and-spokes-instead-inflatable-tube#comments Construction/Off-road What's Inside? Materials Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:24:00 +0000 33241 at http://machinedesign.com Rugged gearboxes and motors keep conveyors moving at a Montana coal mine http://machinedesign.com/constructionoff-road/rugged-gearboxes-and-motors-keep-conveyors-moving-montana-coal-mine <div class="node-body article-body">Rugged gearboxes and motors keep conveyors moving at a Montana coal mine</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/constructionoff-road/rugged-gearboxes-and-motors-keep-conveyors-moving-montana-coal-mine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/constructionoff-road/rugged-gearboxes-and-motors-keep-conveyors-moving-montana-coal-mine#comments Construction/Off-road Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:56:00 +0000 32891 at http://machinedesign.com Scenes from ICUEE http://machinedesign.com/constructionoff-road/scenes-icuee <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p> October 1 to 3, the 2013 International Construction &amp; Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) drew more than 17,500 visitors to Louisville, Ky. The show&rsquo;s focus was on innovations and trends affecting equipment involved with electric utilities, gas, water, sewer, telecommunications, and general construction.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/constructionoff-road/scenes-icuee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/constructionoff-road/scenes-icuee#comments Technologies Construction/Off-road Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:17:00 +0000 31221 at http://machinedesign.com Standardized gears and motors keep agricultural conveyors moving http://machinedesign.com/news/standardized-gears-and-motors-keep-agricultural-conveyors-moving <div class="node-body article-body">Conveyors on machines called pilers use motors with planetary gearheads plus other mechanical design features to boost reliability and standardize one beet-sugar company’s drives</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/standardized-gears-and-motors-keep-agricultural-conveyors-moving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/standardized-gears-and-motors-keep-agricultural-conveyors-moving#comments Construction/Off-road News Archive Wed, 10 Apr 2013 04:44:00 +0000 24548 at http://machinedesign.com Drones come down to Earth: UGVs and driverless vehicles a reality http://machinedesign.com/constructionoff-road/drones-come-down-earth-ugvs-and-driverless-vehicles-reality <div class="node-body article-body">Autonomous haul trucks that drive themselves offer a glimpse at the future of mining.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/constructionoff-road/drones-come-down-earth-ugvs-and-driverless-vehicles-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/constructionoff-road/drones-come-down-earth-ugvs-and-driverless-vehicles-reality#comments Construction/Off-road News Archive Thu, 07 Mar 2013 07:31:00 +0000 12050 at http://machinedesign.com Google’s got nothing on Cat http://machinedesign.com/constructionoff-road/google-s-got-nothing-cat <div class="field-byline"> Kenneth J. Korane </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Much has been made of Google’s self-driving cars. Fitted with AI software and an array of sensors, the computer-controlled fleet recently surpassed 300,000 road miles without an accident</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/constructionoff-road/google-s-got-nothing-cat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/constructionoff-road/google-s-got-nothing-cat#comments Construction/Off-road Editorial Comment News Community Archive Wed, 07 Nov 2012 00:09:00 +0000 11906 at http://machinedesign.com Hydraulic drives cleaner air http://machinedesign.com/news/hydraulic-drives-cleaner-air <div class="node-body article-body">Replacing belt-driven fans with hydraulic fan drives makes off-road vehicles more productive and fuel efficient and helps OEMs meet Tier IV clean-air standards. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/hydraulic-drives-cleaner-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/hydraulic-drives-cleaner-air#comments 2012-09-20 BDE-Fluid Power Construction/Off Road Equipment Features Hydraulics Industry Applications News Basics of Design Construction/Off-road Hydraulics News Archive Thu, 20 Sep 2012 22:41:22 +0000 11845 at http://machinedesign.com Gemini to the rescue in mine disasters http://machinedesign.com/news/gemini-rescue-mine-disasters <div class="field-byline"> Stephen J. Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Gemini to the rescue in mine disasters</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/gemini-rescue-mine-disasters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/gemini-rescue-mine-disasters#comments 2011-10-20 Construction/Off Road Equipment Industry Applications Mining News Construction/Off-road News Archive Fri, 21 Oct 2011 01:12:07 +0000 11440 at http://machinedesign.com