Browsing: Opinion

Streamlining design for special vehicles

 When you think of vehicles, the first thoughts of many people – even engineers – are about high-performance luxury cars. But in reality it’s vehicles like buses, trams, street sweepers and agricultural machines that keep the world turning. Ken Christie, director at EPLAN UK, explains how the best CAE software can make life easier for the designers and manufacturers of these ‘special’ vehicles.

Liebherr Reachstacker LRS 545: cabin features

Launched in June 2015, the new Liebherr reachstacker, the LRS 545, unites state-of-the-art technology, design and environmental-friendliness, explains Matthias Mungenast, Liebherr sales director for mobile harbor cranes and reachstackers.

Total recall, total disaster

Managing director of leading leaf chain supplier FB Chain, Peter Church says the latest automotive product recalls should make every manufacturer review not only their own tracking systems, but those of their suppliers too.

Show some respect

As engineering director of ABT Products, Tim Morris found much to empathise with after reading the Insider’s column in our March 2013 issue

Whatever you want?

Metin Simsek, training and technical publications manager, marketing, sales & aftersales services at Hidromek, responds to Design for (your) life

Psychology rules!

The Insider column in our November 2010 issue on the subject of OEMs wasting their engineering resources opened up some healthy debate. Here’s one of the highlights…