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Seegrid: vision-guided pallet truck in action

This video shows one of Seegrid's revolutionary vision-guided pallet trucks in action. The latest edition to its range, the GP8 Series 6, offers fully automated material movement to carry out hands-free load exchange from pick-up to drop-off.

August 2017



WORLD FIRST: Omnidriectional tracks for construction vehicles

The Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics (BIBA), in collaboration with IVA Johann Construction GmbH, has just completed a research project which has led to the development of a groundbreaking omnidirectional track system for construction vehicles. The prototype is shown in action in this video. Omnidirectional drives are common in robotics, but this is the first time the concept has been scaled for potential use in industrial settings.

August 2017



How hybrid technology makes John Deere's 944K wheel loader more efficient

These machine operators from Capital Quarries Company, Missouri, USA, explain how superior hydraulic performance, made possible by hybrid technology, and other fuel-saving features are enabling them to get their jobs done more efficiently and decrease wear and downtime on their new John Deere 944 wheel loaders.

August 2017



Caterpillar develops automatic lubrication system for motor graders

Caterpillar has come up with a solution to arduous maintenance schedules required for motor graders. Traditionally, the circle drive pinion on such machines must be greased daily, often requiring the removal of large quantities of dirt that builds up during use. Now the Cat Motor Grader Circle Saver Lubrication Attachment allows daily greasing without the need for cleaning of the pinion or crawling under the machine. The feature is now standard on all Cat 14M3 motor graders. This video explains more

August 2017



Komatsu PC650LC-11 excavator walk around

This video gives a comprehensive overview of the key technical features of the new Komatsu PC650LC-11 excavator, including its new SCR system and variable geometry turbo charger.

August 2017



First ever intelligent steering system on a four-wheel drive telescopic loader

This video is a world premiere of Manitou's new Comfort Steering System (CSS) the first intelligent steering system on a four-wheel drive telescopic loader. By automatically adjusting the steering angle depending on machine speed and boom angle the system can achieve a 37% reduction in wheel turns and 12% increase in overall productivity, saving time, fuel and improving safety.

August 2017



Liebherr's intelligent position transducer

Watch this short technical presentation from Liebherr on how the newly-developed LiView, for hydraulic cylinders, is able to determine the exact piston position and speed through high-resolution absolute measurement. To read more click here.

August 2017



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