Dana leads the industry with seven available ratios to support engine downspeeding, ranging from 2.26:1 to 2.93:1.
This new ratio from Dana is ideally suited for direct-drive versions of the SmartAdvantage™ Powertrain, a joint collaboration between Eaton and Cummins. The configuration is recommended for regional-haul applications that travel a composite of interstate highways, secondary roads, and urban operations.
Proven to be the most fuel efficient powertrain in the trucking industry since its introduction in 2013, the SmartAdvantage Powertrain features the Cummins X15 Efficiency Series engine paired with an Eaton Fuller Advantage® 10-speed automated manual transmission. The engine and transmission share critical data, determining the torque required to deliver superior drivability and an optimum power level.
By utilizing engine downspeeding and leveraging the Cummins X15 engine's class-leading low-end torque, many vehicle operators will see a tangible improvement in fuel economy over traditional drivelines. The system also delivers a better value when compared with competitive integrated powertrains.
"As industry experts, Dana, Cummins, and Eaton share engineering data in order to fine-tune the powertrain and maximize the benefits of engine downspeeding," said
For guidance in selecting the optimal configuration, truck owners can visit smartadvantagepowertrain.com.
Four years ago, Dana was the first to offer a driveline solution for engine downspeeding with the introduction of the Spicer AdvanTEK 40 tandem axle and the SPL® Series driveshafts.
Dana's optimized system for the SmartAdvantage Powertrain includes the Spicer AdvanTEK 40 tandem axle with the new axle ratio of 2.47:1, the SPL 250 driveshaft, and the SPL 170 inter-axle shaft. This system is designed to handle higher input torque from downsped engines compared with competitive powertrains, providing further weight and cost savings in select applications.
Dana is featuring a range of efficient drivetrain solutions for the commercial-vehicle industry in booth 1334 at the
Dana is a world leader in highly engineered solutions for improving the efficiency, performance, and sustainability of powered vehicles and machinery. Dana supports the passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway markets, as well as industrial and stationary equipment applications. Founded in 1904, Dana employs approximately 27,000 people in 34 countries on six continents who are committed to delivering long-term value to customers. The company reported sales of more than
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