Abstract: A thermoelectric power generation device including a thermoelectric element having a first side provided to a heating unit and a second side provided to a cooling unit, and a heat transfer pipe arranged in a passage in which a high temperature fluid flows. The heating unit and the heat transfer pipe have internal spaces communicating with each other. The internal space of the heating unit and the internal space of the heat transfer pipe form a circulation path in which a heat medium is circulated. An outlet of the heat transfer pipe from which the heat medium is discharged is provided in a position higher than an inlet of the heat transfer pipe into which the heat medium flows. The heat transfer pipe vaporizes the heat medium flowing in the circulation path by using heat of the high temperature fluid. The heating unit condenses the heat medium vaporized.
Abstract: A wireless communication terminal device for operating a work vehicle that autonomously travels including: a device main body having a display that is capable of accepting a touch panel operation; and an emergency-stop remote controller having an emergency stop button that is used to stop autonomous travel of the work vehicle. The device main body and the emergency-stop remote controller perform a wireless communication with the work vehicle via different wireless communication networks having different communication schemes, respectively.
Abstract: A catalytic reactor including: a first opening located in a side surface of a catalytic reactor; a plurality of catalytic cassettes charged into the catalytic reactor through the first opening toward a side surface opposed to the first opening so that the plurality of catalytic cassettes is arranged adjacent to each other; and a fixing member configured to be urged by a first lid member closing the first opening and to press upper surfaces of the plurality of catalytic cassettes. The fixing member is disposed to extend along a direction from the first opening to the side surface opposed to the first opening.
Abstract: A thermoelectric power generation device that can improve power generation efficiency. The thermoelectric power generation device (1A) includes thermoelectric elements (2) having their first sides provided on heating units (3) and their second sides provided on cooling units (4). The thermoelectric elements (2) are provided on both sides of the heating unit (3). The cooling units (4) are provided on both sides of the heating unit (3) so as to face each other across the thermoelectric elements (2).
Abstract: An engine device having a flywheel housing (7) in which a flywheel that is rotated integrally with a crankshaft (5) is accommodated on one side portion (303) of a cylinder block (6), in which the cylinder block (6) is integrally formed with housing bracket portions (304) each protruding in a direction away from the crankshaft (5) from each of opposite side portions (301) of the cylinder block (6) extending along a crankshaft axial direction (300), the housing bracket portions (304) protruding from end portions of the opposite side portions (301) close to the one side portion (303). A space surrounded by the one side portion (301), the housing bracket portions (304), and the flywheel housing (7) constitutes a gear case (330) for accommodating therein a gear train.
Abstract: A ship handling device capable of executing dynamic positioning control. While the dynamic positioning control is being active, if a distance deviation from a target position exceeds a predetermined value and a first condition that a state where a moving amount of the ship per unit time is not more than a predetermined amount has continued for a predetermined period is satisfied, or if an orientation deviation from a target orientation exceeds a predetermined value and a second condition that a state where a turning amount of the ship per unit time is not more than a predetermined amount has continued for a predetermined period is satisfied, a thrust setting value resulting from the dynamic positioning control at a determination on the first or second condition is stored as a reference value, and the reference value is added to a thrust setting value subsequently resulting from the dynamic positioning control.
Abstract: A terminal device used in a software rewriting system for rewriting a software package of a control device thereof. At a time of storing a software package in a first memory space, the control device sets first read information to a setting memory space. When the updating software package is written in a third memory space, the updating software package is stored in a second memory space, and second read information is set to the setting memory space. At a time of storing the software package in the second memory space, the second read information is set to the setting memory space. When the updating software package is written in the third memory space, the updating software package is stored in the first memory space, and the first read information is set in the setting memory space. The terminal device writes the updating software package in the third memory space.
Abstract: A technology that can extend the life of a fuel injection device of an engine while maintaining its good responsiveness is provided. A fuel injection device 100 for an engine includes: a control rack 55 supported to be slidable in an axial direction and capable of adjusting of a fuel pressure-feed amount of a fuel pressure-feed mechanism unit 51, based on its slide-position relative to the axial direction; an actuator 40 capable of reciprocating its operating unit 41; and a link lever 20 swingably supported by a pivot shaft member 25 and configured to swing in association with reciprocation of the operating unit 41 of the actuator 40 thereby causing the control rack 55 to slide, wherein the fuel injection device includes an actuator-side connecting part 20A connecting an operating unit 41 of the actuator 40 to the link lever 20, and the actuator-side connecting part 20A is positioned on the same axis as the operating unit 41 of the actuator 40.
Abstract: A work vehicle includes a cabin to cover an operator's seat on a traveling body. A cabin frame that constitutes a framework of the cabin includes a pair of left and right front pillars, a pair of left and right rear pillars, a front beam, a rear beam, and side beams. The front beam couples upper end portions of the front pillars to each other. The rear beam couples upper end portions of the rear pillars to each other. Each of the side beams couples to each other upper end portions of each of the front pillars and each of the rear pillars that stand at a front and rear. The rear beam is formed to have a U-shaped cross-section by presswork of a metal plate material.
Abstract: An internal combustion engine including: an operating state detection unit that detects an operating state of the internal combustion engine; a fuel reforming unit configured to be supplied with a liquid fuel including hydrocarbon and generate a reformed fuel having an octane number larger than that of the supplied liquid fuel; a reformed fuel composition adjusting unit that adjusts the composition of the reformed fuel generated by the fuel reforming unit; and a control device that controls the composition of the reformed fuel by controlling the reformed fuel composition adjusting unit in accordance with the operating state detected by the operating state detection unit.
Abstract: A construction machine in which an electrical unit can be reliably cooled at low cost by effectively utilizing an intake pipe connected to an intake port of an engine. This construction machine includes: an engine; and a hood covering the engine, wherein a space inside the hood has a placement space in which an electrical unit is placed and which communicates with outside air, and a distal-end opening of an intake pipe connected to an inlet port of the engine is disposed in the placement space to cause outside air sucked into the intake pipe due to a suction pressure occurred in the intake pipe to pass through the placement space to form a cooling air path in the placement space.
Abstract: An engine device including an engine capable of coping with both a premix combustion mode in which premixed fuel obtained by mixing fuel with air in advance is supplied into a cylinder and combusted and a diffusion combustion mode in which liquid fuel is injected into the cylinder and combusted. The engine device further includes a gas supply device configured to supply the gaseous fuel into the cylinder in the premix combustion mode; a pilot injection device configured to inject the liquid fuel into the cylinder in the premix combustion mode; and a main injection device configured to inject the liquid fuel into the cylinder in the diffusion combustion mode. The liquid fuel is injected from the main injection device and the liquid fuel is injected from the pilot injection device during the diffusion combustion mode, thus diagnosing failure in the pilot injection device.
Abstract: A system for monitoring fruit growth including: a vibration exciter that imparts predetermined vibration to a stem or a branch between a fruit and a stalk growing on a plant; a vibration sensor that detects vibration of the stem or the branch caused by the vibration imparted by the vibration exciter; and a detector that detects a weight or weight change of the fruit based on a frequency of the vibration detected by the vibration sensor.
Abstract: An engine (1) includes a cylinder head (3), a retainer (80), a pressing member (70), and an injector (40). The cylinder head (3) has an attachment hole (15) formed therein. The retainer (80) is attached to the cylinder head (3). The pressing member (70) has a pressed surface (77) configured to be pressed by the retainer (80). The injector (40) is inserted into the attachment hole (15) and has an indentation (46) configured to be pressed by the pressing member (70). The indentation (46) is arranged inside the attachment hole (15). The pressed surface (77) is arranged outside the attachment hole (15).
Abstract: An ECU includes a cooling water temperature sensor, an intake air temperature sensor, a storage unit, a determination unit, and a calibration unit. In an after-run control performed after the internal combustion engine stops, the determination unit compares a cooling water temperature Tw detected by the cooling water temperature sensor with a first threshold value T1 and determines that the environment is not the cold environment in which an EGR differential pressure sensor is likely to be frozen, if the cooling water temperature Tw is equal to or higher than the first threshold value T1, or if the cooling water temperature Tw is less than the first threshold value T1 but is equal to or higher than a second threshold value T2 which is lower than the first threshold value T1 and an intake air temperature Ta from the intake air temperature sensor is equal to or higher than a third threshold value T3, and determines that the environment is the cold environment otherwise.
Abstract: A parallel travel work system for an autonomous travel work vehicle, an accompanying travel work vehicle accompanying the autonomous travel work vehicle, and a remote controller for communicating with the autonomous travel work vehicle. The remote controller creates a first preset travel path for the autonomous travel work vehicle and a second preset travel path for the accompanying travel work vehicle travels. The autonomous travel work vehicle is equipped with: a position calculator for calculating a position of the autonomous travel work vehicle using a satellite positioning system, a steering actuator for operating a steering device of the autonomous travel work vehicle, a transceiver for communicating with the remote controller, and a control device for controlling the position calculator, the steering actuator and the transceiver. With the control device, the autonomous travelling of the autonomous travel work vehicle is carried out along the first preset travel path.
Abstract: An engine including an exhaust bypass valve and an intake bypass valve. The exhaust bypass valve is disposed in an exhaust bypass channel connecting an outlet of an exhaust manifold and an exhaust outlet of a turbocharger to each other. The intake bypass valve is disposed in an intake bypass channel connecting an inlet of an intake manifold and an inlet of the turbocharger. An intake pressure sensor detects a pressure of the intake manifold. If an instruction value indicating an upper limit or a lower limit of the valve opening degree of the intake bypass valve is continuously output for a predetermined time or more, an engine control device determines that an abnormality occurs in at least one of the exhaust bypass valve and the intake bypass valve.
Abstract: A GNSS antenna 26 and an inertial measurement unit 25 are placed at a longitudinal center of a unit base 55 mountable onto a work vehicle. A wireless communication unit 27 is placed at the longitudinal one end side of the unit base 55. A wireless communication antenna 28 of the wireless communication unit 27 is placed in a front part of the unit base 55, which is located on the front side of a vehicle body when the unit base 55 is mounted on the work vehicle. The GNSS antenna 26 is provided above the inertial measurement unit 25.