speed at its most efficient levels.
Lower shift points lead to better
fuel economy and maintain vehicle
performance without shift cycling,
the company said. Dynamic Shift
Sensing works along with EcoCal,
automatically selecting between
the EcoCal or a higher-speed shift
schedule based on weight and
the surface-operating grade. This
enhanced shift sensing is intended
to allow for performance while maximizing fuel savings.
Another key part of the FuelSense
package is Neutral at Stop, which
is available in two levels. This feature is engineered to eliminate the
load on the engine when the vehicle
is stopped, which helps reduce nonproductive fuel consumption. The standard option allows for reduced load
while stopped with locked output to
prevent rollback. This option is aimed
primarily at trucks with high start-and-stop duty cycles.
The Acceleration Rate Management
feature of FuelSense is designed to
use preventative measures to avoid
reductions in fuel economy and fleet
efficiency caused from aggressive
driving. This option automatically controls the engine torque, based on
the vehicle weight and the grade on
which it is operating. Combined with
the other aspects of the FuelSense
package, it helps improve fuel economy, Allison said.
FuelSense will be available in three
packages — FuelSense, FuelSense
Plus and FuelSense Max. “The three
FuelSense packages were created to
address the various duty cycles of our
customers,” Gilbert said.
The basic FuelSense option includes the EcoCal and Dynamic Shift
Sensing features, while FuelSense
Plus incorporates those two functions and adds Neutral at Stop.
FuelSense Max encompasses all of
the functionalities of EcoCal, Dynamic
Shift Sensing, Neutral at Stop and
Acceleration Rate Management. dp
New Urea Filter
Robert Bosch LLC, a global supplier of automotive and heavy-duty components to
original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket, announces the introduction of a
new urea filter for the Bosch 2. 2 DeNox system.
Designed for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems used in Class 4 through
Class 8 vehicles, the filter incorporates a high-capacity media designed to trap and hold
contaminants throughout the manufacturers’ recommended change intervals.
Other features include an O-ring seal design that the company said prevents leaks,
along with an exclusive Bosch equalizing element that buffers the pressure within the
pump by expanding and contracting to eliminate cracking on internal components. The
package comes with an extraction tool to simplify filter removal.
Hydraulic Couplings And Hose
Kurt Hydraulics has developed a line of fluid power couplings combined with high-pressure braided hose targeted
toward applications that require
high-pressure capabilities and
temperature ranges in the
heavy-duty, off-highway equipment Industry. The 6W couplings
are a one-piece, bite-the-wire
crimp coupling with nonskive
design that eliminates cover
skiving before assembly to the hose, the company said.
The 6W couplings are simple to assemble and install and are engineered to elimi-
nate leaks and in-field failures caused by shock and vibration. They are available in 85
different types and in the most common 1. 25, 1. 50 and 2.0 in. sizes.
Designed to work with SAE R13 and 4SH hydraulic hose — also available from Kurt
— the 6W couplings can withstand pressures up to 6000 psi and have an operating
temperature range of - 40° to 250° F.
Southco, the Concordville, Pa.-based manufacturer of engineered access hardware solutions,
has introduced a tilt and swivel display mount
series designed for applications including off-road equipment.
The AV-D30-7K Tilt and Swivel Display Mount
(K Series) is designed to be tilted at various angles
with minimal operating effort and with precise display positioning that prevents drift, the company
said. Once positioned, the display remains secure,
without additional tightening, loosening or service,
the company said.
The AV-D30-7K, which is compliant with the
VESA standard for 12 to 23 in. monitors, comes fully adjusted for minimal installation
time and can be customized to a user’s precise operating effort. The display mount is
designed to hold equipment from 2. 2 to 22 lb.