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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

Allison Transmission adds to off-highway propulsion solutions with TerraTran

Allison Transmission has launched TerraTran™, its latest innovation in propulsion solutions purpose-built for the global construction and mining markets.

A variant of Allison’s proven 4000 Series™ transmission, the TerraTran is purpose built for off-highway applications such as mobile cranes, articulated dump trucks and wide-body mining dump trucks.

TerraTran was developed based on voice of customer input, which indicated a need for the proven reliability and durability of Allison’s 4000 Series transmission, but with increased horsepower, torque and gross vehicle weight capability, while also adding fast reverse capability, the designer and manufacturer of conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion solutions company said.

TerraTran has maximum power capability of up to 800 hp, or 597 kW, and torque capability up to 3,025 lb/ft (4,502 kg/m), dependent upon the application in which it is deployed. TerraTran also features seven forward and two reverse speeds. With the additional fast reverse, TerraTran delivers improved productivity and optimised vocational efficiency, according to the company, with field tests conducted over around two years demonstrating that TerraTran delivers enhanced drivability, gradeability and manoeuvrability under demanding operating conditions.

In partnership with Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group (XCMG), headquartered in Xuzhou, China, the TerraTran will be launched first in XCMG’s all-terrain crane application.

Kartik Ramanan, Executive Director, Global Off-Highway Sales, Customer Support and Service Engineering at Allison Transmission, said: “Collaborating with XCMG on their all-terrain crane application is a successful example of Allison working closely with our OEM partners to develop innovative solutions that deliver unparalleled performance and productivity to our end user customers, all in an effort to Improve the Way the World Works.

“TerraTran leverages Allison’s more than 65 years of experience moving earth, minerals and precious metals around the world where Allison Automatics have proven themselves in some of the most challenging conditions imaginable.”