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Contractors World International Vol 7 No 1


volume and who actually owns the data?

• What are the challenges related to software


At the conference, experts from the Off-Highway as

well as IT industry get together to share their experiences

and discuss how the Off-Highway industry can deal with

challenges and opportunities related to the connectivity

and automation of mobiles machines in the future.

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Topics Covered

At this international VDI Conference, experts will discuss

the following topics:

• Major technology trends in the Off-Highway


• Optimizing operations and performance through con-

nectivity and data

• New control concepts and driver assistance


• Challenges of the big data transformation

• Cyber security questions

• Autonomous Off-Highway machines

Delegates will have the opportunity to meet interna-

tional specialists from major OEMs such as:

• Caterpillar (USA)

• CNH Industrial (Italy)

• AGCO Corporation (USA)

• Volvo Construction Equipment (Sweden)

• Komatsu Mining (Germany)

• Deere & Company (USA)

• Ammann (Switzerland)

In a special keynote,



provide an insight into the potentials of

Big Data analytics.

This conference will be of great interest to all contrac-

tors, quarrying and mining operators, consultants, own-

ers, developers and Government organisations involved

in off-highway activities.

Special negotiated discount for readers of

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announcement in this article

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The Association of German Engineers (VDI)

Contractors World International


announces new



releases two new edi-

tions to its CX total station series

with availability in the Americas

and Europe, both featuring en-

hanced reflectorless operation.

The new CX-50 is designed to

provide an entry-level option

with a fast and powerful EDM.

The CX-100LN is built to offer a

long-range reflectorless EDM.

“Surveyors have long enjoyed the easy-to-use,

high-precision, rugged and reliable CX series

of total stations,”

said Ray Kerwin, director of global surveying


The CX-50

offers 2 and 5 arc second accuracies, a bat-

tery life of up to 15 hours, dual axis compensation, a

waterproof design, and a laser pointer.

The CX-100LN

provides 2 and 5 arc second accuracies,

a 36-hour battery life, dual axis compensation, a laser

pointer, and Bluetooth connectivity.

Integrated TSshield provides remote ability to track,

secure, and support the instrument. Its IP66 dust-

proof/waterproof rating, heavy-duty metal chassis and

handle, and work-week battery life add to the attrac-

tions of the new CX conventional total stations.

Curtiss-Wright’s New

Rotary Position Sensor

Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial

division has launched a new

non-contact, rotary position

sensor from its brand family

of Penny & Giles.

With an 8 mm low-pro-

file sensor body and a small

footprint, this fully-encapsulated,

IP68/IP69K-rated sensor offers ex-

ceptional levels of performance

against water, dust, shock, vibration and


The NRH300DP is ideal for use by OEMs of on- and

off-highway vehicles that are destined for use in chal-

lenging environments, and as a cost-effective solution

for medium volume applications where a select num-

ber of options or degree of customization may be


Versatile, factory-programmable electronics can

also be easily set to one of two analogue voltage out-

put ranges (0.5-4.5V or 0.2-4.8V) or one of three PWM


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