Hino Rebrands Its Commercial Vehicle Lineup, Adds New Features, Configurations

Hino Trucks, a brand of Toyota Motor Corp (NYSE: TM), has renamed several of the vehicles in its commercial trucks lineup and added new features to its offerings. The changes were announced on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta. Hino’s recently launched XL Series has not changed names, but there are new cab options for buyers. For model-year 2021, both the Class 7 XL7 and Class 8 XL8 models will be available in extended cab and crew cab versions, in addition to the day cab models currently available. In addition, the Class 4-5 cabover models 155 and 195 are being replaced by the M Series. That series includes the Class 4 M4, Class 5 M5 and the Class 5 M5H (hybrid). In Class 6 and 7, conventional models 258, 268 and 338 will be replaced by the L Series – the Class 6 L6 and Class 7 L7. All the new models are for model-year 2021. They can now be ordered and will be available in spring 2020, said Dominik Beckman, director of marketing and dealer operations. Beckman told FreightWaves that a new plant coming online shortly should help Hino boost sales of the XL Series. There are a few build slots available this year, but Hino is accep...

The chemical compounds responsible for the way marijuana effects users are known as cannabinoids.  The cannabis

The chemical compounds responsible for the way marijuana effects users are known as cannabinoids.  The cannabis plant contains about 85 cannabinoids, with the two most widely discussed being CBD and THC. While THC is what is responsible for cannabis’ psychoactive properties, Cannabidiol (CBD), is non-psychoactive and comes with a lot of healing properties. CBD isolate is what it sounds like: the extraction of CBD from the cannabis plant so that the subsequent product is “pure” CBD.  Companies that do this use some kind of extraction process, likely CO2.  They remove unwanted plant material from the extraction, giving you a concentrated CBD isolate, which only amplifies the healing properties of the cannabinoid. Because it’s already been decarboxylated, there is no need to vape CBD isolate to recieve its benefits. You can simply ingest the isolate and let it go to work. Also keep in mind that consuming isolate (as opposed to smoking a high CBD strain of cannabis) yields you higher concentrations of CBD in smaller amounts, making it a great medicine for those who need it. CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory and regulator of gastric motility, which makes it a potential therapy for ...

Report: Demand for synthetic emulsifiers expected to decrease | 2019-11-21

The demand for synthetic food emulsifiers is likely to decrease over the next few years. That’s according to a report from Global Market Insights, Inc.  “Synthetic food emulsifier demand as a food additive may decrease owing to its negative health effects including metabolic syndrome, gut problems, obesity, and bowel diseases,” the report states. “This may hamper food emulsifier market growth and industry price trends.” However, that’s also expected to have the domino effect of increasing demand for natural emulsifiers. Specifically, there’s expected to be an increased demand for lecithin, which is derived from soybeans, cottonseeds, milk and egg yolks and prevents food ingredients from separating out. It’s typically used for margarine, bakery products, confectionery goods, and salad dressings.  And the overall food emulsifier market from bakery and confectionery application is expected to observe significant gains of 5.5 percent by 2025.  Food emulsifiers are amphiphilic molecules which helps to form a mixture of oil and water. They are typically used for bakery goods including cakes, breads, and cookies. And there’s expected to be an increase in the demand for cookies and brea...

Whether it’s wood, metal, plastic, or otherwise, when it comes to obtaining materials for your builds,

Whether it’s wood, metal, plastic, or otherwise, when it comes to obtaining materials for your builds, you have two choices: buy new stock, or scrounge what you can. Fresh virgin materials are often easier to work with, but it’s satisfying to get useful stock from unexpected sources. This CNC router for PVC pipe is a great example of harvesting materials from an unusual source. [Christophe Machet] undertook his “Pipeline Project” specifically to explore what can be made from large-diameter PVC pipe, of the type commonly used for sewers and other drains. It’s basically a standard – albeit large-format – three-axis CNC router with one axis wrapped into a cylinder. The pipe is slipped around a sacrificial mandrel and loaded into the machine, where it rotates under what looks like a piece of truss from an antenna tower. The spindle seems a bit small, but it obviously gets the job done; luckily the truss has the strength and stiffness to carry a much bigger spindle if that becomes necessary in the future. The video below shows the machine carving up parts for some lovely chairs. [Christophe] tells us that some manual post-forming with a heat gun is required for features like the arms...

Buying gifts for those near and dear to you can be daunting. What do you get

Buying gifts for those near and dear to you can be daunting. What do you get for your mom who seems to have everything? Your ultra stylish friend who is always rocking the latest and greatest in fashion? Or your significant other who is just hard to shop for in general? Sure, you can head to any mainstream department store and grab something off of the rack. But why not consider a gift that might be a tad bit more unique and one that has a positive spin attached to it? Here is our guide to some great style and beauty products from companies that have pledged to donate a percentage of proceeds to a good cause. By purchasing from this list, you’ll be picking up a unique gift and supporting the brands’ efforts to do some good in the world via their dedication to giving back. And bonus points if you can pair one of these gifts with a cause that your pal is passionate about. For instance, there is definitely some jewelry here for the animal lover in your life. Or an uplifting fragrance that is working to battle depression. Childrens Color Bracelet, Childrens Color Changing Ring – Quzhiling,https://www.qiaodeshipin.com/

Ask the expert: How do I know when it’s time to replace my roof?

Workers begin work on a home’s roof in New Dorp in 2013 in this file photo. (Staten Island Advance/Anthony DePrimo) STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Unless there is a leak in your ceiling or a noticeable tear in your roof, it can be a challenge to know when your roof needs to be replaced. Many homeowners use time as a guide to replace their roof, but how long is the right amount of time wait to replace it? Others wait until it is too late – a leak has come through their ceiling and has caused damaged to their home. According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, homeowners should check and inspect their roof twice a year – once in the spring and once in the fall. Do a visual check from the outside – remove debris from the rooftop, drains, gutters and downspouts, as routine maintenance can extend the life of your roof. Check the flashing around chimneys, vents and skylights to ensure there are no cracks or breaks which can lead to leaks. Go into your attic and check your roof from the inside. Check the sheathing and beams for stains or leaks which are signs of a faulty roof. Check to see if beams of light are coming through the rooftop. This is a sign that shing...

Für LAN-Anwendungen ist es oft entscheidend, dass die Verkabelung möglichst wenig Platz einnimmt, dabei aber noch

Für LAN-Anwendungen ist es oft entscheidend, dass die Verkabelung möglichst wenig Platz einnimmt, dabei aber noch gut handhabbar bleibt. So haben mehrere Hersteller wie tde, Metz Connect, Nexans, Panduit oder Zellner mit seinen EasyLan-Systemen besonders platzsparende Lösungen auf den Markt gebracht: mit speziellen, gewinkelten Patchpanels oder kompakten Verteilerboxen für den Einbau im Unterboden oder Brüstungskanal. Es gibt auch Bauträgerlösungen, die sich mit verschiedenen LWL- und Kupferanschlussmodulen bestücken lassen. Im Brüstungskanal nehmen der Managed LANactive FTTO Switch von Nexans und die Spleißbox von Datec Netze kaum mehr Platz ein als eine Steckdose. (Bild: Datec Netze) Die gewinkelten Patchpanels von Panduit beispielsweise machen Rangierpanels obsolet. Bei ihnen ragen die beiden winklig zueinander gestellten Halterahmen für die Ports nach vorne: Jeweils die linke und rechte Hälfte der Ports ist somit winklig nach außen gestellt. Da die Patchkabel bei dieser Port-Stellung nicht geknickt werden müssen, können sie direkt und ohne Rangierpanel zu den seitlich im Schrank befestigten Kabelmanagementsystemen geführt werden. Die gewinkelten Patchpanels von Panduit mach...

RB 2.4Y.F Robotic Balance for Filter Weighing Labmate Online

The RADWAG-designed RB 2.4Y.F filter weighing robot is a professional-class weighing device ensuring full automation of filter mass measurement. The robot enables weighing of up to 1050 filters of 47 mm diameter in accordance with EN 12341:2014 standard. The device is based on the weighing mechanism of MYA 4Y microbalance, which guarantees unrivalled repeatability and readability of d= 1 µg. The robot is equipped with two magazines for up to 1050 filters (each magazine features 525 positions: 35 discs with 15 positions). The conditioning magazine is fixed, the other one has been installed on a turntable and is powered by servomotors with an encoder. Magazine discs are made of 2.0 mm thick aluminium. The filters are placed on specially-designed trays made of polyoxymethylene (POM) which compensates electric charges. The trays, being self-centring devices, facilitate loading of the weighing pan with the filter, and precise filter positioning in the magazine. The RB 2.4Y.F is equipped with 6-position reference magazine for storing mass standards and reference filters. Reference filters enable detection of dust or ambient conditions changes inside the chamber that may negatively inf...

AL8871Q is an LED driver qualified to AEC-Q100 Grade 1 and supporting the automotive PPAP (production

AL8871Q is an LED driver qualified to AEC-Q100 Grade 1 and supporting the automotive PPAP (production part approval process). Its buck-boost topology allows it to operate from supplies across 8 – 60V while driving strings up to 60V – 15 LEDs in series. Start-up is actually at 5.4V, and it will operate down to 5V with reduced performance, according Diodes. With this topology, neither end of the LED string is grounded, but one end is connected to the positive supply rail. A separate power pin is provided for the output driver stage for use when the main supply rail is outside 8-24V. Power output depends on the external mosfet and inductor selected – one application in the data sheet is based on driving eight LEDs at 350mA, for example. Switching, which is at up to 1MHz, is described at ‘modified hysteretic’ using a patent-pending control scheme providing high-output current accuracy – typically ±0.25% according to this document. Two pins offer fault diagnosis – a flag output highlights a fault, while a multi-level status pin gives further information: The chip is internally temperature protected, and a thermistor input pin allows LED temperature to be sensed. Automotive applicati...

The gamut of world-class technologies to be showcased at Indiaplast 2019 are reasons enough to visit

The gamut of world-class technologies to be showcased at Indiaplast 2019 are reasons enough to visit the expansive Rajoo’s stand in Hall 12 and stay abreast with the new technology on offer. Exhibiting live at a show is a matter of confidence and Rajoo does this consistently at both domestic and international exhibitions in which it frequently participates. A reflection of the company’s self-belief and market comprehension, it’s a proof of its capabilities as well. At Indiaplast 2019 at the India Expo Centre in Noida, Rajoo will showcase four technologies that it anticipates will have deep ramifications in the extrusion and thermoforming market. The Rajoo Heptafoil 7-layer co-extruded blown film line is aimed at higher barrier requirements for meat, vacuum packaging, lidding and UHT milk. These food products always challenge packaging solutions and asymmetric films meet the need of a host of applications, minus the curls, which is precisely how the Rajoo Heptafoil line is designed and configured. The leading Indian manufacturer has the largest number of successful installations of 5- and 7-layer blown film lines specifically aimed at producing barrier films. To address industry ...

Best bras for all shapes and sizes and plus size lingerie brands

Forget the skimpy, ill-fitting bras languishing in your underwear drawer and meet the new generation of lingerie brands that will lift you up in the best way possible. A good bra is like a good friend, so the saying goes: supportive, close to your heart and damn hard to find. The lingerie world can be a frustratingly restrictive place for woman – as you’ll know if you’ve ever browsed your favourite high street shop, only to discover that the underwear you’ve set your heart on is only available in a handful of sizes. Historically, women who wear a bra size bigger than a DD cup have been particularly poorly served by lingerie brands in the UK. Only a handful of labels have faithfully catered to a wide range of body sizes and shapes (shout out Bravissimo!), while reliably sturdy bras have often lacked aesthetic appeal. And even if you’ve never struggled to find a bra that fits, you may have felt alienated by mainstream lingerie brands. Until recently, the marketing of women’s underwear seemed to have evolved little since Wonderbra’s notorious ‘Hello, Boys’ ad in the early 90s – prioritising sexiness over support, and encouraging us to manipulate the shape of our breasts rather tha...

Agriculture Blooms from LED Boom, Powered by 1,000W Driver > ENGINEERING.com

YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> LED lights are shining bright in the horticultural sector, where their low cost and high efficiency are making it possible to increase yields from indoor agriculture. As a result, farmers of tomatoes, leafy greens and a wide variety of other produce are relying on LEDs for their urban farms. An entire industry of indoor agriculture is starting to bloom. To power this growth of greenery, horticulturalists may turn to more powerful LED lights in the 1,000W range. Though there are numerous options for 1,000W lights on the market, there are fewer choices for powering them. One of the few electrical supply options that can enable brighter indoor farms is the MEAN WELL HVGC-1000, a unique driver capable of carrying a 1,000W load while offering some interesting side benefits, such as IoT connectivity and smart dimming. Indoor farming has traditionally been most common in agricultural centers located in colder regions with shorter summers, extending the growing season through the use of artificial lighting. In the past, high-pressure sodium (HPS)...