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Truck frame minus 900 lb.

In collaboration with Metalsa, a global supplier of light and commercial vehicle and chassis structures, Alcoa Aerospace Transportation & Industrial Products unveiled a development-phase, all-aluminum commercial truck frame at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show. The aluminum alternative will reduce heavy-duty truck weight by over 40 percent compared to steel frames, saving nearly 900 lb. per vehicle. In addition to increasing fuel efficiency and payload, company engineers note, the aluminum frame’s increased stiffness will double rigidity, enabling a smoother ride. Higher corrosion resistance, compared to a steel frame, can extend a vehicle’s service life.

 

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DEF dosing maximizes NOx reduction

56 DEF 150A new brushless motor dosing module suits air-assisted and airless diesel exhaust fluid systems used in Selective Catalytic Reduction treatment of heavy-duty diesel engine emissions.

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WABCO - Optiride Lift Axle Control

Company’s newly branded, next generation electronically controlled air suspension (ECAS) technology augments fuel economy and increases vehicle efficiency through chassis suspension control. OptiRide maintains the trailer at a constant ride height. The Intelligent Lift Axle Control can automatically optimize trailer load transfer, including temporarily putting more weight on the drive axle, to improve traction performance. The system delivers enhanced load protection and stabilized vehicle operation, which also helps to increase vehicle and road safety.

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