Construction/Off-road http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8208/more en How to Make Pressure Switches that Last http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/how-make-pressure-switches-last <div class="field-byline"> Rob Hishmeh, ‎Vice President of Sales at Sigma-Netics </div> <div class="field-deck"> The author offers simple design principles for pressure switches on off-highway operating conditions. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Commodity pressure switches fail all the time. And in nonessential fluid control applications, those failures may not amount to much more than the switch’s replacement cost. However...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/how-make-pressure-switches-last" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/how-make-pressure-switches-last#comments Construction/Off-road Hydraulics Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:46:00 +0000 67901 at http://machinedesign.com Q&A: Beyond the Books and into the Design Wars http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/qa-beyond-books-and-design-wars <div class="node-body article-body">Students from the University of Illinois 3D-print an excavator cab to win a national competition.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/qa-beyond-books-and-design-wars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/qa-beyond-books-and-design-wars#comments 3D Printing Construction/Off-road Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:09:00 +0000 66601 at http://machinedesign.com All Aboard! The Future of Railroads, Subways, and Smart Cities http://machinedesign.com/iot/all-aboard-future-railroads-subways-and-smart-cities <div class="field-byline"> Carlos Gonzalez </div> <div class="field-deck"> The rise of the Internet of Things and smart cities will increase our reliance on the rail system and how modern rails and subways are being constructed. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Smart cities are an inevitable result of the Internet of Things (IoT) being inserted into every aspect of our lives. As we increase the number of smart cities...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/iot/all-aboard-future-railroads-subways-and-smart-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/iot/all-aboard-future-railroads-subways-and-smart-cities#comments Construction/Off-road IoT Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:38:00 +0000 65001 at http://machinedesign.com Advancing Geotechnical Engineering with Pressure Mapping http://machinedesign.com/constructionoff-road/advancing-geotechnical-engineering-pressure-mapping <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Tekscan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Download this eBook to learn how pressure mapping provides geotechnical engineers with insight into the...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/constructionoff-road/advancing-geotechnical-engineering-pressure-mapping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/constructionoff-road/advancing-geotechnical-engineering-pressure-mapping#comments Construction/Off-road White Papers Mon, 07 Mar 2016 19:33:00 +0000 58071 at http://machinedesign.com The Information Superhighway Goes Off-Road http://machinedesign.com/iot/information-superhighway-goes-road <div class="field-byline"> Kevin Russelburg </div> <div class="field-deck"> The value proposition for the Internet of Things (IoT) in heavy construction and mining equipment encompasses increased productivity, decreased down time, and a healthier bottom line. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The value proposition for the Internet of Things (IoT) in heavy construction and mining equipment encompasses increased productivity, decreased down time, and a healthier bottom line. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/iot/information-superhighway-goes-road" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/iot/information-superhighway-goes-road#comments Construction/Off-road IoT Mon, 07 Dec 2015 15:01:00 +0000 53941 at http://machinedesign.com 2015 Engineering Compensation Survey: Facing New Challenges in a Changing Industry http://machinedesign.com/salarysurvey <div class="node-body article-body">The numbers are in for the 2015 Machine Design Salary Survey and we take a look at what they mean for the industry — and the engineers who work in it.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/salarysurvey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/salarysurvey#comments 3D Printing Automotive Construction/Off-road Batteries/Power Supplies Defense Energy Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Manufacturing Equipment Medical Packaging Embedded Recreation Robotics Semiconductor Sustainable Engineering IoT Linear Motion Materials Motion Control Sensors Community Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:00:00 +0000 52371 at http://machinedesign.com Industrial Workhorses: Large Hydraulic Direct Drive http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/industrial-workhorses-large-hydraulic-direct-drive <div class="field-byline"> Ashok Amin </div> <div class="field-deck"> Key features, functions, and application considerations for large hydraulic material handling systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Key features, functions, and application considerations for large hydraulic material handling systems.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/industrial-workhorses-large-hydraulic-direct-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/industrial-workhorses-large-hydraulic-direct-drive#comments Construction/Off-road Hydraulics Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:56:00 +0000 48231 at http://machinedesign.com 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> <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> <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> <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