Dana Launches Spicer® TE50 Powershift Transmission for Large Underground Mining, Construction Vehicles
Dana Incorporated recently announced the development of the Spicer® TE50 powershift transmission, which is designed for large load haul dumpers, trucks used in underground mining, as well as wheel loaders. Engineered for vehicles from 400 to 600 kW (544 to 816 hp), the Spicer TE50 transmission offers superior performance through improved fuel efficiency, smoother shifting, more precise vehicle handling, and optimized braking. The transmission will launch with vehicle manufacturers in the second half of 2019.
“As the market for mining and construction vehicles moves toward larger vehicles, demand is growing for advanced technologies that support greater productivity without sacrificing precise handling,” said Aziz Aghili, president of Dana Off-Highway Drive and Motion Technologies. “The Spicer TE50 transmission delivers a robust solution that meets the performance requirements of heavy-duty, high-power applications that operate under some of the most challenging conditions in the world.”
The Spicer TE50 transmission is engineered to fit within current vehicle design envelopes and is offered with a 4- or 8-speed gearbox that provides optimized shifting ratios. It is available with advanced automatic lockup, which improves fuel efficiency by enabling direct drive even at low speeds. An integrated, automatic retarder reduces brake wear and enables smoother, quieter braking. Dana’s new transmission is also equipped with 3 heavy-duty, auxiliary pump drives.
Visitors to Dana’s booth will also see new electric drivetrain solutions for off-highway vehicles, including the Spicer® Electrified™ e-Axle and e-Gearbox. These technologies enable electrified propulsion within established vehicle architectures by leveraging the company’s industry-leading portfolio of motors, inverters, and controls. Dana will debut its electrified drivetrain solutions alongside e-Propulsion technologies from the SME Group, which the company acquired earlier this month.
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