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The future of electric commercial vehicles

The future of electric commercial vehicles
With Dyson recently announcing their surprise move into the electric vehicle market, it is clear the boom of electric cars is upon us. However, the technology behind these vehicles must continue to be refined to perfect the use for alternative applications, including commercial vehicles. Simone Bruckner, Director of Cressall, explains how energy captured through regenerative braking can be used effectively in commercial vehicles.
13th November 2017

More machining centres for producing high precision valves

More machining centres for producing high precision valves
Manufacturer of braking systems for rail vehicles is the specialism of Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems UK. Its patented EP2002 distributed brake control is what the company claims to be as the best in the world and is the de-facto standard on all new trains for London Underground as well as metros in Bangkok, Dubai, Manila and throughout China.
28th September 2017

Brake manufacturer doubles automated production capacity

Brake manufacturer doubles automated production capacity
  In order to cope with worldwide demand for its monobloc brake calipers, a second automated production cell has been installed at the Tamworth factory of Alcon Components. They are machined from aluminium or lithium billet for motorsport race cars and high-performance road cars, as well as from cast iron for military vehicles.
5th September 2017


Armoured vehicle brake caliper to fit 8x8 type military vehicles

Armoured vehicle brake caliper to fit 8x8 type military vehicles
  UK based acclaimed motorsport brake and clutch company, Alcon has launched a bespoke armoured vehicle brake caliper. The new CIR55 has been designed and developed to fit 8x8 type military vehicles operating at 30-40+ tonne GVM. 
1st September 2017

Paste prevents undesirable noise during brake operation

Paste prevents undesirable noise during brake operation
  Annoying squeaking noises may occur when applying the brake in a car, even if all components are in perfect condition. Such noises are often generated in the brake pad guides, where the base plates of the pads are subject to very high loads and have to slide short distances. Klüber Lubrication has developed its new Klüberpaste HM 96-402 to match this kind of application.
13th July 2017

The formula to harness the power of KERS

The formula to harness the power of KERS
In what is a major step forward in urban truck operations, a 12 tonne Iveco Eurocargo from Fraikin’s rental fleet has become what is believed to be the world’s first rigid truck to utilise motor racing style Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) regenerative braking technology.
12th July 2017

Anti-RAPB eliminates risk of uncontrolled vehicle movements

Anti-RAPB eliminates risk of uncontrolled vehicle movements
An Anti-Runaway Automated Park Brake (Anti-RAPB) has been introduced by Renault Tricks which aims to eliminate the risk of uncontrolled vehicle movements caused by human error when a truck is idling or static. The UK initiative was developed in close partnership with a major fleet operator and Renault Trucks’ engineering team in Lyon. 
20th December 2016

Sensor offers position accuracy in harsh conditions

Sensor offers position accuracy in harsh conditions
The hollow shaft PST-360 Contactless Hall-effect Magnetic Sensor from Piher Sensors & Controls was designed as a reliable solution for maintaining accurate pedal or brake position in steer by wire applications. For on-road and off-road vehicles, this is particularly important as these vehicles demand accuracy even in the face of extremely harsh conditions.
23rd November 2016

Temperature monitoring systems for automotive brake rotors

The first production in TECAT Performance Systems' new WISER TC family of temperature measurement and monitoring systems has been announced. Optimised for automotive brake rotors and suitable for mounting inside wheel hubs, the compact WISER TC2-K provides low power consumption and high accuracy in high-temperature environments.
13th October 2016

Making vehicles more energy efficient

Making vehicles more energy efficient
A water-cooled power resistor for braking systems in hybrid and electric vehicles, the REOHM BWD 330, has been launched by REO. The unique design of the resistor allows excess energy generated during braking to be converted into heat and used in heating systems, increasing vehicle energy efficiency while reducing voltage transients. This makes it ideal for vehicles in agricultural, commercial, haulage and fleet applications.
4th October 2016


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