Dana Incorporated (Dana) is launching its Spicer drive systems and Brevini motion systems for aerial work platforms (AWPs). These products are aimed at supporting the increased demand for electrified drive systems and those that improve safety through advanced data collection and on-board analytical capabilities.
The Spicer Smart Suite Intelligent Load Monitoring System is now available for pre-production testing by vehicle manufacturers and uses patented and proprietary data-collecting technologies across the vehicle which aim to prevent tip-over incidents, estimate static loads, and supply intelligent calibration management. It is also intended to reduce the risk of breakdowns, improving productivity and precision and enhance the long-term durability of drive systems.
To help OEMs comply with the evolving safety regulations for mobile platforms in North America, Dana offers a 32-bit Brevini electronic board which is said to enable accurate performance for joysticks through numerous adjustable parameters, including non-linear behaviour.
Dana is currently offering a wheel drive paired with a motor for electric-driven AWPs ranging from 3-7tonnes.
In addition, Dana is developing drive systems that combine advanced electric motor and wheel-drive technologies in a single, compact package to optimise the performance of electric-powered AWPs with overall weights of 8-12tonnes.