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23 April 2018

Dana showcases Brevini electrification and motion control

First published onINTERMAT
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Dana’s acquisition of Italian component maker Brevini has extended the company’s knowledge base with access to a diverse range of motion control and vehicle electrification components. As a result, the firm showcased an aerial work platform at Intermat Paris 2018 that had been stripped of its original components. Kitted out with a combination of Dana, Spicer and Brevini motion control systems, it is designed to support the power distribution needs of hybrid and electric off-highway vehicles.

Its drive axle, for example, had been fitted with two 5kW electric motors for propulsion, while the machine had been equipped with a wide variety of sensors to manage traction, safety and motion. An all-new touchscreen terminal fitted to the man-basket (pictured) provides vital information on machine position, boom position, chassis angle, basket angle and safe work envelope.

In addition, the control terminal allows the operator to dial-in overload probability from 0-100%, which automatically restricts the machine’s working envelope to maintain a safe working status. Dana has equipped the man-basket with weigh cells, providing the operator with a known payload when placing tools into the basket.

With the addition of electronic monitoring and control, the machine can provide a continuous self-levelling basket function, while also monitoring and informing the operator of chassis angle.

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