iVT Expo is open – Here are the editor’s highlights

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iVT Editor Tom Stone selects ten products and presentations you can’t afford to miss at this week’s Industrial Vehicle Technology Expo and its four concurrent conferences.

Battery electric tractor/utility vehicle

AVL will show a new and innovative approach for a battery electric tractor/utility vehicle, which demonstrates the company’s extensive capabilities in powertrain and vehicle engineering.

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Speaker interview: Ben Holter and Simon Yardley, Husco

Ben Holter, hydraulic automation systems manager, and Simon Yardley, manager and director of strategic business development at Husco, discuss the strides and discoveries Husco has made in its project of automating a 21-ton excavator while retaining all of the factory-fitted control systems.

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Stronger steel

Off-highway vehicles need to be able to endure extreme stresses, so Voestalpine is introducing a new cold-formed steel hollow section that combines the strength of hot-formed, seamless hollow sections with the lower cost of cold forming.

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Easier spare parts ordering

CADshare’s cloud-based platform with 3D CAD drawings makes finding and ordering the right spare parts much easier for your customers, thus improving their experience and building brand loyalty.

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Speaker interview: Uwe Müller, Volvo CE

Uwe Müller, chief project manager for advanced engineering at Volvo Construction Equipment, discusses how the Electric Site project shows the way for electrification and automation of off-highway vehicles.

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Stage V-ready engines

Stage V emissions regulations are coming and iVT Expo is the place to discover engine suppliers that will make compliance easy. AGCO Power offers a range of nine power units that are ready for Stage V emissions today.

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IoT and connectivity solutions

Finnish control unit specialist Epec will showcase its safety system and its IoT solution that allows connected applications to be created without the need to write code. A new hardware unit will feature on its stand.

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Speaker interview: Michael Jendis, Preh

Michael Jendis, executive director for commercial vehicles at Preh, walks us through the issues with the human-machine interface in today’s multi-functional tractors, and discusses how Preh can create a better work space for operators.

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Comprehensive ECU testing environment

b-plus has developed the Validation Toolchain, which is a complete system for the recording, analysis and processing of the many sensor inputs (such as cameras and radar) that are part of modern automated vehicles.

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Speaker interview: Larry Fromm, Achates Power

Larry Fromm, Executive Vice President of Achates Power, fills us in on the latest developments in the company’s innovative opposed-piston engine, which can run on diesel or gasoline using compression ignition and promises to lower fuel consumption and emissions compared with conventional engines.

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With so many important OEM and Tier 1 and Tier 2 thought-leaders in one place, iVT Expo offers the perfect opportunity to make new contacts, source new ideas and discover the latest components and technologies. Visit www.ivtexpo.com for more information and to register for your free entry badge.

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Tom Stone is Editor of the iVT brand – which includes digital and print editions of a quarterly magazine, Off-Highway Annual, and the Advanced Lift-truck supplement, as well as ivtinternational.com, which is updated daily. Tom has met and interviewed some of the world's leading industrial vehicle OEM presidents, CEOs and MDs, and takes great pride in cementing iVT's place as the leading forum for debate within the industry, a reputation that his been built up over the brand's 25-year history.

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