Dana Enhances Electrification Portfolio, Production Capabilities to Bolster Support for North American Construction Industry
Among these initiatives, Dana is:
- Debuting the Spicer Electrified™
eSP502e-Transmission for the North American construction market. This flexible platform is designed to support the electrification of mid-sized wheel loaders, rough terrain cranes, and other off-highway vehicles, with availability now expanded to empty container handlers and reach stackers in the material-handling market.
- Introducing a new modular Spicer® drivetrain solution for telehandlers with 12k lifting capacities that enables original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to seamlessly transition from conventional vehicle designs to next-generation zero-emissions powertrains.
- Increasing process capabilities and equipment capacity at its
Lafayette, Ind., USA, facility, which manufactures Spicer Torque-Hub™ track drives to meet the rising demand of compact track loaders (CTLs) and other small- to mid-sized construction vehicles in North America.
Dana is promoting these developments, along with a wide range of other drive and motion solutions for traditional and electric-driven construction vehicles, this week in booth S-84815 in the South Hall at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in
"In conjunction with our customers, Dana is always pursuing opportunities to eliminate waste and maximize customer satisfaction," said Jeroen Decleer, senior vice president,
North American Debut of Next-generation e-Transmission
Leveraging Dana's field-proven powershift technology, the
Delivering high efficiency in a compact package that performs like a conventional powershift transmission, the dual-motor version supports continuous power outputs up to 326 horsepower (240 kW), while the single-motor configuration is engineered for 187 horsepower (140 kW) of continuous output.
It is equipped with field-proven Dana TM4™ high-voltage motors of up to 800 volts to improve efficiency, reduce total package size, and provide redundancy as needed.
Versatile, Future-ready Driveline for Telehandlers
Developed for telehandlers lifting up to 12,000 pounds (5,400 kg), Dana's new driveline comes equipped with a compact Spicer 312 dropbox for high-power hydrostatic motors. This new hydrostatic dropbox functions as a continuously variable transmission without torque interruption, delivering enhanced performance with precise maneuvering at low speeds, reduced fuel consumption, and an integrated spring applied hydraulic release parking brake.
The system includes the field-proven Spicer® 222 front and rear heavy-duty axles, which each feature a limited-slip differential and provide the customer with maintenance-free brakes. The complete driveline system is optimized for efficiency as well as noise, vibration, and harshness.
To support the industry's transition to zero-emission vehicles, Dana optimized the axles and driveline system to improve efficiency for a variety of architectures, allowing customers to retain the same driveline solution while choosing between implementing a hydrostatic dropbox or an electrically driven design.
Growing Production Capabilities for North American OEMs
To engage the rapidly increasing interest in CTLs and other tracked equipment in
Spicer Torque-Hub drives for CTLs offer output torque ratings from 5,000 to 17,000 Nm, delivering increased productivity with maximized motor displacements in a compact package.
Scheduled to start operation in the second quarter of 2023, the expansion includes installing automated assembly processes managed by a full manufacturing execution system, extending already robust lean manufacturing initiatives, and incorporating next-generation quality controls.
In addition to expanding its drive production capacity, Dana has also recently repositioned the final assembly of its line of heavy axles for mining and other extreme-duty applications to its
These initiatives enhance Dana's reputation in
Dana also supports the production of custom-made Fairfield drives produced to industry certifications, ranging from build-to-print services up to end-to-end support encompassing design, manufacturing, metallurgical engineering, and testing.
"Our Lafayette facility serves a dual purpose as a world-class manufacturing facility and as a technical and customer experience center," Decleer commented. "Optimally located for many of our
Technologies Showcased at
Dana's exhibit at
The company's advanced solutions for OEMs will be featured by numerous exhibitors throughout the show, such as high-efficiency Dana TM4 SUMO™ motors supplied to
Dana's complete lineup of drive and motion technologies for the construction industry can be viewed by visiting http://www.dana.com/off-highway.
Dana is a leader in the design and manufacture of highly efficient propulsion and energy-management solutions that power vehicles and machines in all mobility markets across the globe. The company is shaping sustainable progress through its conventional and clean-energy solutions that support nearly every vehicle manufacturer with drive and motion systems; electrodynamic technologies, including software and controls; and thermal, sealing, and digital solutions.
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