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  • The Basics of Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems
    Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems are one of the most exciting and dynamic areas in material handling today. But AGVS is really not so new. Fifty years ago when AGVS was invented it was then called driverless systems. Through the years advances in electronics have led to advances in guided vehicles
  • Vehicle Transmissions
    Automatic and manual vehicle transmissions have always been competitive with each other. While this is still true, each has found its niche in truck and bus markets. Advantages of manual over automatic transmissions are one-third to one-fourth lower cost, lower weight, and a greater number
  • Research: Assembly alternatives for wiring harnesses in vehicle dashboards.
    Today the most popular accessories in a new car are the electronic devices. However it is these vehicle instruments which drive up the cost and weight of a vehicle. Weight, because the conventional wiring harnesses have increased so much in volume and costs because automatic alignment and assembly
  • High-Efficiency Operation of an Hybrid Electric Vehicle Starter/Generator Over Road Profiles
    efficiency operation under both steady state and dynamic loading conditions. In steady-state conditions, automatic mapping of the maximum-efficiency operating points is achieved. Based on this data, the maximum possible efficiency under dynamic load profiling can be determined. In-vehicle dynamic loading
  • Welded Joint Inspection in Vehicle Production (.pdf)
    A German car manufacturer conducts a complete and thorough check of the joint during laser welding using a fully automatic online inspection system. This has led to shorter reaction times and increased process reliability. An image processing system developed by Photonfocus and Soudronic is used for this.
  • ConAgra - Food Industry - Conveyor Roller Deck Vehicle - Application Note
    Pallets of food in small containers are delivered from staging Conveyors to Retorts for high temperature cooking. Once cooking cycle is complete, the Retort opens automatically. The plant production system sends a message to SGV Manager. An SGV is ordered to remove the pallet and return
  • CoilBoss TM Retractile Cords Help Fire Department Respond to Emergencies
    with a CoilBoss Retractile power cord that is mounted to the ceiling and plugs into the vehicle when parked in the fire station. With an extended length of 15 feet (4.57 m), it ensures the vehicle remains fully charged. When a vehicle s engine starts, the automatic ejection device detaches the coil cord, which
  • 2005 Lincoln Navigator
    Big and luxurious are the two words that come to mind when describing Lincoln's mammoth SUV. It is powered by a 5.4-liter, three-valve engine that develops 300 hp and 355 lb-ft of torque. This plus a six-speed automatic transmission gives the ute plenty of power for highway driving and towing

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