New products to be unveiled by LiuGong

first_imgLiuGong’s 922F excavator will be launched in North America at the showThe 922F excavator will be launched in North America at Conexpo – it features integrated technology, intelligence and environmental protection.The 22 ton class excavator has the latest electronically controlled hydraulic systems, consisting of a main pump with large displacement, low-speed, high-torque engine and main electro-hydraulic proportional control valve.Improved hydraulic flow distribution, greater operator control and more precise operator placement of bucket or attachment are said to lead to improved quality of performance and operational efficiency.The auto engine shut down and integrated work modes are said to help owners with higher productivity and improved fuel economy.A global launch will come in the form of Dressta’s TD-16N dozer. It is said to offer best in class visibility, improved safety, and performance.Visibility is one of the core design aspects for the new TD-16N, offering an unparalleled view around the cab, blade, ripper and tracks. LiuGong will be showing a range of equipment on its stand with highlights said to be the F series excavators and the new Dressta dozer.last_img read more


N700 pushes the speed envelope

first_imgINTRO: JR-Central and JR-West are developing a trainset that fully exploits line speed limits on the Tokaido and Sanyo ShinkansenMARCH 2005 should see completion of a pre-production N700 trainset for trials on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen. Being developed jointly by JR-Central and JR-West, the N700 is a 16-car train derived from the successful Series 700 design, also a joint JR-Central/ JR-West initiative.The N700 has several significant differences, and these include 14 rather than 12 powered cars, giving a nominal total rating of 17160 kW and a higher rate of acceleration (right). The maximum speed will be 300 km/h on the Sanyo Shinkansen, the same as JR-West’s Series 500.The N700 has 1323 seats, as on Series 700, with 200 seats in Green Car (first class) accommodation. A slightly reduced width and height should improve aerodynamic performance, as will several other features. The ’aero double wing’ nose is 10·7m long compared to the 9·2m nose of Series 700, and the height of the front section of the leading car is kept to 3500mm. In addition, inter-car gaps are fully enclosed.Other changes include the use of semi-active vibration control on all cars, and the introduction of body tilting. Using pre-programmed route information linked to the ATC system, the secondary air suspension bellows on one side of each car are inflated to lift the body by 1° when the train passes through curves with a radius of 2500m. This relatively small radius is a legacy of the Tokaido Shinkansen having been built during the early 1960s, limiting the speed of Series 700 trainsets through the curves to 250 km/h (p503). In contrast, the N700 will be able to run at the maximum line speed of 270 km/h.TABLE: Comparison of pre-production N700 trainset with Series 700 N700 Series 700Formation 14M+2T 12M+4TMax speed (Sanyo) km/h 300 285Max speed (Tokaido) km/h 270 270Starting acceleration m/s2 0·72 0·55Weight tonnes 700 708Car width mm 3360 3380Car height mm 3600 3650last_img read more


Hoshino grabs first-round lead

first_imgOTARU, Hokkaido – Hidemasa Hoshino fired an 8-under par 64 to take sole possession of the lead after the first round of the Sun Chlorella Classic on Thursday.Teeing off on the back nine, Hoshino drained nine birdies against one bogey en route to taking a three-stroke lead over his nearest challengers at Otaru Country Club. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img Hoshino, who is gunning to claim his second title on the Japan men’s tour and first since winning the Chunichi Crowns in 2003, made four birdies before making the turn and birdied five of his last seven holes in a brilliant display of putting.Keiichi Fukabori, Kaname Yokoo and Satoru Hirota were another three strokes back in a share of second after shooting 67s. last_img read more


Kelly wants move as QPR boss lines up double deal

first_imgSee also:Youngster Bansal-McNulty given QPR contractReeves leaves QPR scouting roleQPR confirm signings of Kelly and WallaceQPR confirm signing of BarbetQPR ready to offload keeper IngramKelly and Wallace set to complete QPR moves Goalkeeper Liam Kelly has told Livingston he wants to leave.QPR are among several Championship clubs keen on the 23-year-old, who previously played under Mark Warburton at Glasgow Rangers.New R’s boss Warburton also wants Scotland international left-back Lee Wallace, who played under him at Ibrox too.AdChoices广告Wallace, 31, was recently been released by the Gers.Both players have indicated that they are ready to join Warburton at Loftus Road. Click here to subscribe to West London Sport’s YouTube channel Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookcenter_img Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more