Caterpillar’s new Cat 395 excavator is said to offer contractors up to 10% more production, double the structural durability, and up to 20% less maintenance costs than the 390F it replaces. “We increased swing torque and stick force by 10%,” said Brian Abbott, worldwide product manager for Caterpillar large excavators. “These increases enable contractors to […]
Powerful and exacting hydraulics were center-stage at this year’s Conexpo/IFPE, as exhibitors showcased hundreds of machines, big and small. Here’s a quick look at a dozen new ones worthy of attention. 1. Hydraulic demolition machine The Brokk 500 remote-controlled demolition robot offers 40% more power than previous models. The machine’s three-part arm reaches 24.3-ft vertically […]
Here’s an inside look at the concepts, engineering and testing behind Caterpillar’s highly successful 336EH hydraulic hybrid excavator. By Aleksandar Egelja, Engineering Manager, Advanced Hydraulic Systems, Caterpillar Inc. Recently, I had the pleasure of addressing Fluid Power World’s inaugural Technology Conference in Milwaukee. The discussion centered on Caterpillar’s innovative 336EH hydraulic-hybrid excavator, and how this novel design increases fuel […]
Three keynote presentations are slated for the inaugural Fluid Power Technology Conference, as the event will be opened both days and closed by industry experts. Kicking off the event on Tuesday, June 21 will be Aleksandar Egelja, Engineering Manager for the Advanced Hydraulics Technology in the Advanced Components and Systems Division at Caterpillar Inc., with […]
At the recent Bauma show in Munich, Caterpillar executives unveiled “The Age of Smart Iron,” the company’s strategy to meld machine and digital technology to make construction equipment more productive, efficient, safe, sustainable and, ultimately, more profitable for its customers. “This is not technology for technology’s sake. It is technology that’s focused on solving, and […]
The highlight in the fluid power community over the past couple of weeks was certainly the annual conference of the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) in Hawaii.
Caterpillar’s Global Product Manager-Large Excavators, Kenneth Gray, will be one of the featured speakers at the 2012 National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) Annual Conference. He will address more than 100 industry leaders and member companies in Hawaii, March 6-10, 2012.