Dana Incorporated has launched Spicer Dura-Tune center bearing, which is available on standard Spicer SPL driveshafts and heavy-duty Spicer 10 Series driveshafts. The new center bearing is engineered for durability and tuned to provide industry-leading powertrain vibration isolation and dampening for reduced driver fatigue and improved vehicle satisfaction.
The new Dura-Tune center bearing addresses noise, vibration, and harshness levels associated with the significantly higher drivetrain torque stresses and unique vibration frequencies created by engine downspeeding and chassis lightweighting. Its patented design helps to ensure proper installation and alignment throughout the life of the vehicle, delivering a more consistent ride while promoting drivetrain longevity. The new design also provides a more user-friendly installation, further reducing the possibility of future alignment-based issues.
“We’ve leveraged our vast experience, expertise, and technology solutions from proven Dana vehicle driveshaft systems to bring this solution to the commercial-vehicle market,” said Mark Wallace, president of Dana Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies. “The new Dura-Tune center bearing is a key innovation in increasing fleet productivity and maximizing vehicle up-time. It alleviates excessive drivetrain vibration and noise that can lead to unplanned downtime and driver fatigue and promotes the life of ancillary drivetrain componentry.”
The universal design of the Dura-Tune allows for the replacement of current standard SPL and heavy-duty Spicer 10 Series center bearing assemblies – as well as competitive products – and is available for retrofitting or as a replacement part through Dana’s aftermarket business.
Dana will present a comprehensive lineup of Spicer Electrified systems, traditional driveline technologies, and other solutions for commercial vehicles, in booth 2801 at the upcoming TMC Annual Meeting March 18 – 21, 2019.