Dana introduces new Spicer Electrified e-Transmission at Bauma

Dana Incorporated has announced the introduction of its Spicer ElectrifiedeSP502 e-Transmission, a flexible platform designed to support the electrification of vehicles across the construction, mining, material handling and forestry markets.

Available for order today, the e-Transmission is  on display as part of Dana’s exhibit at Bauma 2022, in Munich, Germany.

Leveraging Dana’s powershift technology, the eSP502 e-Transmission offers a dual-motor, two-speed design that is built on a flexible platform to enable optimised performance at maximum efficiency in a compact package, the company says. The modular approach to the transmission design allows for a single motor solution, as well as an optional power take-off, depending on the specific vehicle requirements.

The eSP502comes with next-generation control software and functional safety readiness, enabling easy installation and smooth integration, and it features a patented clutch design that minimises clutch drag to maximise efficiency, Dana says.

“Our off-highway customers face some of the world’s most challenging work environments and require solutions that meet the highest levels of performance, efficiency, reliability, and sustainability,” Jeroen Decleer, Senior Vice President of Dana Off-Highway Drive and Motion Systems, said. “Dana’s expertise across a wide-range of industries allowed our team to deliver a modular e-Transmission solution that can be adapted to the unique needs of each customer’s specific vehicle application.”

The dual-motor version supports continuous power outputs up to 240 kW, while the single-motor configuration is engineered for 140 kW of continuous output.

It is equipped with Dana TM4™ high-voltage motors from up to 800 V to improve efficiency, reduce total package size and provide redundancy as needed, the company said.

The eSP502 e-Transmission’s compact and modular design allows it to be adapted for use in 4×2 or 4×4 vehicle applications with a range of ratio options to support a variety of vehicle types, including wheel loaders and rough terrain cranes in construction; large lift trucks, empty container handlers, reach stackers, and terminal tractors in material handling; LHDs in underground mining; and forwarders in forestry, according