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Last Edition Components

Year 2022 Number 2

February

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Components, a growing market

Estimates from the Italian manufacturers' association indicate turnover increases of more than 20% for 70% of manufacturers in 2021. Positive indicators also for the first half of 2022, and good future prospects due to electronic technologies, which are becoming increasingly important in the sector and are pushing agricultural mechanics towards the digital transition
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Autonomous robots, the components role

The development of autonomous mechanical vehicles has been made possible by the many profound innovations that the components industry has known over the last 30 years. These are the parts that, as in the case of AI, sensors and 4K cameras, form the mind and sensory apparatus of agricultural robots
Technology

The technical progress of engines for agricultural use

Similar to those for the automotive sector, endothermic engines for off-road vehicles (thus including those mounted on agricultural tractor machines) also have a impact on the environment. Adoption of the latest anti-pollution devices enables a reduction in harmful emissions, up to more than 90%
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Battery-powered equipment and tractors

The full electric drive of agricultural machinery and equipment is increasing, although current energy density of the batteries has not yet reached a sufficient level to properly spread this solution, which is undoubtedly more respectful of the operator and the environment. A further problem is the lack of satisfactory battery life, which in the agricultural field often exceeds, sometimes by far, the classic 8 hours per day
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GreenLifeTire, the eco-friendly wheels from Mecaplast

The company Mecaplast, based in the Reggio Emilia area (in Ghiardo di Bibbiano), has been in the production market for over 45 years, boasting a strong specialisation in mould design and construction and in plastic injection moulding. The use of...
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Surflex, a range of innovative clutches

Founded in 1950 in Tradate (Varese, Italy), Surflex, which on the occasion of its 70th anniversary has been recognized as a historic Italian brand, began its activity with the production of clutches for motorcycles. With the passing of time the...
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Vredestein tyres for Liebherr loaders

The Swiss Liebherr Group, one of the leading international players in the earth-moving sector, has signed a contract with India's Apollo Tyres to supply Vredestein-branded tyres. Under this agreement, Liebherr's L 504, L 506 and L 508 loaders can alternatively...

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