DEUTZ AG and Liebherr Machines Bulle S.A. have agreed on the key aspects of a strategic alliance between the two companies. Under this arrangement, Liebherr intends to grant DEUTZ worldwide sales and service rights for 200- to 700-kW diesel engines for a variety of applications. These engines are being developed for the EU Stage V, US Tier 4, China IV and EU Stage IIIA emissions standards and thus meet the future statutory requirements regarding exhaust emissions. The engines manufactured by Liebherr will be available to DEUTZ for series delivery from 2019.
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For mine operators, keeping an electric rope shovel in the bank is essential for optimum productivity and profitability. Recognizing this vital requirement, Caterpillar has developed the Operator Assist – Enhanced Motion Control system, standard on new 7495 Series shovels and available for certain Cat 7495 and Bucyrus 495 shovels in service. The new software is designed to simplify machine operation, allowing the shovel to be operated in a manner that both promotes high production and protects the machine from inadvertent misuse. The new system can enhance production by reducing the occurrence of operating faults, such as crowd over-speeds and boom jacks.
After more than 41 years with Caterpillar Inc., Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman has elected to retire, effective March 31, 2017. During his time as Chairman and CEO, Oberhelman has reinvigorated the company's focus on serving customers while also driving a culture of quality and safety. Oberhelman led the company to its highest sales and revenues peak in its 91-year history in 2012, and, since that time, has successfully led the company through the unprecedented downturn affecting key industries.
Global Software, Inc. a provider of Microsoft Excelbased automation & reporting software solutions to enhance the world’s foremost Business Intelligence (BI), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and operational platforms, has announced that Portland, Oregon–based Viewpoint Construction Software, has entered into a strategic partnership to offer Global Software, Inc.’s Spreadsheet Server to Vista customers.
For the past two years a conglomerate of trade associations, industry, government and academia have been collaborating on the world’s first operational 3D-printed excavator. That project made a giant leap forward with the recent printing of a prototype that leveraged large-scale additive manufacturing technologies and further explores the feasibility of printing with metal alloys.
Construction industry software solutions provider, HCSS, has a new partnership with John Deere to streamline equipment maintenance and parts and service requests by leveraging AEMP 2.0 data, which John Deere refers to as their JDLink Machine Data API. HCSS will be among the first in the industry to be able to pull AEMP 2.0 data from a partnering manufacturer into a fleet management software.
Travis Brockman, GOMACO’s District Manager for the northeast United States and eastern Canada, will now be responsible for the entire country of Canada. The announcement was made by Kent Godbersen, GOMACO’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing.
Hydrema recently celebrated the grand opening of their new North American headquarters on Friday, September 23. The event brought over 100 attendees to the new, larger facility, located at 4515 Hemingway Trail, Cumming, Georgia. With approximately 24,500 square feet of space, Hydrema’s new headquarters allows for additional offices for the growing company, as well as increased parts storage and acreage for stocking the 912HM, 922HM and other Hydrema products.
Caterpillar Inc. is working with Bechtel, Brick and Mortar Ventures and Bradley University to sponsor NASA’s latest Centennial Challenge – the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. The competition is created to incent America’s most talented to come up with innovative ways to design and print a habitat that could be used for deep space exploration, including the agency’s journey to Mars, as well as have applications on Earth today.
Midwest Equipment (MWE) has announced it has acquired Westpro Power Systems, a manufacturer of Westinghouse portable power products. Through the acquisition, MWE adds portable generators and digital inverter generators to its product offerings that include compact equipment tracks and tires, undercarriage components and portable climate control systems. The Westinghouse Portable Generators will be sold through various distribution channels and through MWE as an offering to rental and equipment dealerships.
Mack Trucks has announced it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Geotab, a global provider of end-to-end telematics technology, enabling connectivity for older Mack vehicles not currently equipped with Mack GuardDog Connect, Mack’s integrated telematics solution. The addition of Geotab will help all Mack customers to benefit from telematics technology.
Philippi-Hagenbuch highlighted its exclusive design technology, Predictive Load, during MINExpo 2016. The system gives customers HiVol Load Profiled truck bodies optimized for maximum payload in their unique operation conditions. The Load Profiled system considers the materials to be hauled, types and sizes of equipment loading the material, and haul cycles to provide accurate real-world analysis of the loads. This provides an accurate guideline for the body design that, in addition to maximizing payload, also optimizes productivity as well as longevity of the equipment.
The DEUTZ Corporation, based in Georgia, has opened its first Power Center in the USA. In North Kansas City, customers can now access development services that are specific to their individual applications. The US subsidiary of DEUTZ AG will be using the Power Center to help equipment manufacturers and end customers to integrate DEUTZ engines into their particular machines.
Goodyear is encouraging MINExpo 2016 attendees to visit its booth (#6009) inside the Las Vegas Convention Center to discover how Goodyear is helping mine operations lower their operating costs through:
- Trusted products, including a full tire portfolio, retreads and a variety of uptime-enhancing technologies, such as Goodyear Hi-Stability Carcass Technology, Goodyear CycleMax Tread Compound Technology and Goodyear Permafoam
- Worldwide support, including an international distribution network and global field support, to help keep mine haul trucks running
- Reliable services – including global field consultations, tire surveys and footprint evaluations – to help end-users optimize their operations
- Value-added tools – including Goodyear EMTrack Performance Tracking, digital tools and in-depth training – all designed to help mining operations grow their business with confidence
Liquidity Services has announced the launch of a new marketplace, IronDirect, that provides construction equipment buyers a convenient online platform to purchase a large and growing number of value-priced and premium brand products – including bulldozers, excavators, wheel loaders and telehandlers – all from proven manufacturers around the world. The IronDirect marketplace provides both large and small contractors and corporate end-users easy and direct access to high-quality equipment, attachments and parts needed to meet their functional needs along with a suite of innovative support and service programs and technologies that reduce risk and maintain uptime across the machine’s full lifecycle.
Mack Trucks has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with WheresMyConcrete to develop future service options for Mack Fleet Management Services. The addition of WheresMyConcrete to Mack’s fleet management offerings will help improve asset visibility and dispatch efficiency for concrete mixer fleets.