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HED announces joint partnership
Hydro Electronic Devices has entered a joint sales and technology agreement with TTControl
Crane technology update
Some of the latest digital and remote monitoring tools available to crane users, as well as some new gantry crane technology
Crane and truck first
One radio remote control for truck and crane makes job easier and quicker for Dutch temporary roadway company
Bobcat’s remote control loaders
New system will allow operators to leave the cab and will improve health and safety in demolition
Lampson fits Rayco-Wylie RCI to Kvaerner crane
 Rayco-Wylie RCI fitted to Lampson LTL 1500 SIII Transi-Lift crane owned by Kvaerner Verdal
Bright thinking from TRU-Vu
TRU-Vu Monitors has released a new 10.4” touchscreen monitor that it claimed can be seen clearly even under bright sunlight
Curtiss-Wright launches new AWP joystick
The JC4000 employs a long-life bearing system and non-contacting, Hall-effect sensing technology to achieve an impressive lifespan of over six million operating cycles
MOBA launches new modular operating unit
German controls manufacturer Mobile Automation AG (MOBA) has introduced a new range of modular operating units designed for mobile applications such as aerial work platforms.
APEM launches new pushbutton switch
US equipment manufacturer introduces new IH Hall Effect pushbutton switch.
New multifunctional handle from Penny + Giles
UK designer and manufacturer Penny + Giles has introduced a new multifunctional handle/grip for its JC8000, JC6000 and JC1500 ranges of rugged joystick controllers.
Compact heavy duty joystick from Penny + Giles
Part of the Curtis-Wright Controls group, Penny + Giles has introduced the a new heavy-duty electronic joystick controller JC8000, that encompasses a number of high-strength features to make it suitable for applications in physically demanding working conditions such as skid steer loader controls or where operators traditionally use hydraulic joysticks.
Kosran and Trackunit offer combined theft and tracking systems
Irish machinery theft-prevention specialist Kosran ECV and Danish asset tracking company Trackunit A/S (formerly M-tec) have agreed a sales and engineering alliance to sell combined theft and tracking systems to customers in rental and construction.
CETA promotes machine control to UK equipment owners
Four UK machine control and automation specialists - MOBA Mobile Automation UK, OnGrade, GKN Technik and Halomec - have formed the Construction Equipment Technology Alliance (CETA) to promote mobile control technology in the UK. Murray Pollok reports from the association's open days held at Uttoxeter racecourse in June.
EPD optimises efficiency
Merlo's EPD (EcoPowerDrive) is a new electronic control system, which combines management of the hydrostatic transmission and the diesel engine. The system is designed to optimise the overall efficiency of the machine in terms of consumption, performance, and noise.
Wireless
Hirschmann sensors do away with cables.
New Hirschmann rotary encoder
Hirschmann's new gSENS DWG 20 rotary encoder uses optical sensors to break down one revolution of a shaft, of a hoist or slew drive unit, for example, into 8192 increments.
Inputs and outputs
Axiomatic Technologies has two new devices for the machine/controller interfaces of access equipment.
Sauer-Danfoss expands controller and pump lines
Germany/US-based Sauer-Danfoss added a larger, general-purpose micro-controller, the MC088-015-00000, to its Plus+1 product line late last year. The controller has 42 inputs, 32 outputs, and two CAN 2.0B ports, expanding the line beyond the previously largest 50-pin model.
Control types
There are three ways to move the spool, cartridge, or slider within a hydraulic control valve to affect the flow through it:
JCB makes anti-theft move
JCB will fit immobilisers and vehicle identification devices as standard from November on construction equipment produced at its Rochester headquarters for the UK market. It said it is the first major manufacturer to adopt such anti-theft measures.
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