Chain Solutions Blog

Caldaro Addtech - flexibility, innovation and an international agenda

Written by Pamela Peacock on 14 Feb 2019

Caldaro is a leading OEM supplier of customer-adapted control components, with more than eighty years experience supplying joysticks, pedals, sensors, handles and operator interface related products to major industrial customers.  

In this blog post we gain some insights from Caldaro's Managing Director, Claudio Talamo, as he reveals what he believes makes the company the premium choice of HMI component supply for OEM market leaders.

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When it comes to Sittab seat accessories, first impressions count

Written by Pamela Peacock on 13 Feb 2019

When somebody sits down to test drive a new wheel loader or excavator, it is the seat accessories - the armrest, headrest and control holders – that are often the first things they touch.

And as Anders Claesson, the Managing Director of the Swedish seat accessories specialist Sittab explains, those first impressions really can make all the difference.

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The growing demand for electric drive systems in industrial vehicles

Written by Pamela Peacock on 11 Feb 2019

As electric cars and buses become commonplace on our roads, industrial vehicles manufacturers are also looking to offer their customers – and society at large – the same benefits of clean and quiet operation.

In this blog post, Adigo Managing Director Peter Mayer, explains how the company collaborates with its OEM customers’ R&D teams right from the start to design and supply optimum electric motors, drives and transmission, including the throttle and pedals.

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The rise in electromobility of industrial vehicles

Written by Pamela Peacock on 08 Feb 2019

In this latest of a series of posts showcasing FB Chain's sister companies, the Managing Director of Belgian electronic throttle control specialist MCS, explains how collaboration is making life as easy as possible for its customers.

"The growth of electromobility in off-highway applications has seen demand for our CAN – J1939 integrated module for throttle controls reach new heights," says MCS's MD Norbert Mendlicki.

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How to electrify an off-highway industrial vehicle

Written by Peter Church on 06 Feb 2019

There’s no doubt about it – the future is electric.

As the latest EU Stage V emissions regulations for off-highway vehicles come into play, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are facing mounting pressure to clean up their act with hybrid or electric solutions.

R&D is not limited to the area of propulsion, however, with electric motors and drives also seen increasingly as a higher-performing alternative to hydraulics for the smooth, efficient and precise control of machines and attachments.

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A guide to leaf chain for telehandlers

This eBook explores the features of leaf chain, the process of leaf chain product selection and how assembly kits can enhance telehandler mast design.