Department of Energy supports Cat C13 hydrogen-hybrid R&D

With partial U.S. Department of Energy backing, Caterpillar Inc. has launched a three-year project to demonstrate an advanced hydrogen-hybrid power solution built on its new C13D engine platform. The company aims to prove how advanced control systems and electric-hybrid components can help hydrogen fueled engines meet or exceed traditional diesel engines’ power density and transient performance. Caterpillar will serve as…

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ConExpo-Con/Agg management affirms record space threshold

ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023, March 14-18, is set to be the largest edition in the event’s 27-year history, owing to organizer Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ sale of remaining Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) exhibit area. At 2.8 million square feet, the event will encompass 5 percent more space than 2020, which set a new watermark for equipment, product, material and service provider…

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Cat extends semi-autonomous operating tools to small loaders series

Command for Loading has been added to Cat 926M, 930M and 938M model options. Removing the operator from the wheel loader, it provides semi-autonomous remote control to increase safety and is available in line-of-sight or non-line-of-sight operating configurations. By allowing users to comfortably control the machine from a safe location, Command for Loading maintains high machine productivity in challenging operating environments.

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Hawaiian Cement has unveiled plans for a $6.5 million shipping facility along Pier 2 in Kahului Harbor, doubling cement storage capacity to 6,000 tons. As noted in a Maui News report, the project will carry into 2021 and entail construction of two 90-ft. silos, a 1,750-sq.-ft. warehouse, truck loading area, plus equipment and bagging rooms. Two new underground pipelines will connect the new silos to Pier 3.

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Caterpillar upgrades 950M diagnostics, electronics, cab features

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The 2019 package for the Cat 950 and larger M-Series Medium Wheel Loaders includes technology advances that lower operating costs via extended service intervals; new seat and suspension, raising operator comfort levels; new productivity measurement tools; remote software update capability; plus, refinements in ground engaging tool and coupler systems. Periodic updates allow Caterpillar to bring new and improved features to market more quickly and frequently than conventional product introduction cycles.

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Mack Trucks recently named Steve Jugovic as regional vice president, Canada, responsible for the end-to-end sales cycle in new business transactions, including dealer and fleet sales, full-service lease, rental and contact maintenance services. Prior to the appointment, Jugovic worked at Mack Financial Services Canada, where he led operations as managing director for nearly eight years. During his tenure, he built strong relationships with customers and dealers and helped to develop a high-performing Canadian team.

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A new thermal beneficiation technology from Charah Solutions, Louisville, Ky., improves finished fly ash quality by reducing loss on ignition, ammonia, activated carbon and moisture in raw feeds. The proprietary MP618 Multi-Process suits both wet and dry ash streams and offers these company-cited advantages over competing technologies: Lower cost profile; efficient footprint with self contained environmental controls that can be deployed in weeks versus years; and, modular design that can be scaled to market demand.

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Command Alkon has named Dexter Bachelder as vice president, Contractor Solutions, responsible for growing the information technology provider’s mindshare in the contractor vertical and championing the value of a digitally integrated bulk material supply chain. He joins Birmingham, Ala.-based Command Alkon after 11 years with Aconex, a collaborative construction and engineering management software developer where he served as senior vice president, Global Business Development.

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