Dana Incorporated has announced the introduction of two new electric drivetrain solutions for off-highway vehicles, including the Spicer® Electrified™ e-Axle and e-Gearbox. These technologies enable electrified propulsion within established vehicle architectures by leveraging the company’s industry-leading portfolio of motors, inverters, and controls.
Dana, through numerous organic and inorganic initiatives, has filled out its product portfolio to support the needs of its customers. The company will debut its electrified drivetrain solutions in April at Bauma alongside e-Propulsion technologies from the SME Group, which the company acquired earlier this month. These electrodynamic solutions support customer’s needs for efficiency, maneuverability, safety, and overall performance.
“Vehicle manufacturers in mining, construction, and other off-highway markets are efficiently transitioning toward electrification, while retaining a large portion of their products in traditional technologies,” said Aziz Aghili, president of Dana Off-Highway Drive and Motion Technologies. “Dana has positioned the company to be energy-source agnostic to support our customers across drivetrain configurations, including electrodynamic components that accelerate the adoption of electrification through the introduction of technologies specifically selected to meet the needs of current vehicle architectures.”
The Spicer Electrified e-Axle combines Dana’s field-proven heavy axle design with a high-efficiency TM4 SUMO™ HP motor/generator and inverter combination for medium-sized mining trucks, medium-sized load haul dumpers, and large lift trucks.
The Spicer Electrified e-Gearbox features a compact design that manages high input speeds and accommodates the installation of an electric motor. It offers a highly engineered interface for connecting cost-effective motors used in electrification with conventional Spicer® hydrostatic transmissions.
The e-Gearbox is will be available for customer testing in the second half of 2019.
he acquisition of the power-transmission and fluid power businesses of Brevini;
the acquisition of a majority stake in TM4, a manufacturer of high-voltage electric motors, power inverters, and control systems;
an agreement to purchase the Drive Systems segment of the Oerlikon Group, and;
the acquisition of the SME Group, a designer and manufacturer of low-voltage motors and inverters.
Combined with the company’s core expertise in driveline technologies, sealing systems, and thermal management, these initiatives position Dana as the leading supplier of electrification solutions for the off-highway segment.