Drive train manufacturer Dana has launched a new range of direct electric drive systems for aerial work platforms in China.
The new range, which was announced on the opening day of bauma China yesterday, includes a fully integrated system and components including Spicer Torque-Hub wheel drives, low-voltage internal permanent magnet motors, inverters, slew drives, pump/motor units, system pumps, proportional valves, and electronic control units. The drive systems are suitable for both wheeled and tracked machines.
Dana off-highway drive and motion systems president, Aziz Aghili, said: "Dana's electrification portfolio for versatile, high performance work platforms is driving efficiencies across the Chinese construction market. Our strong and growing presence in China ideally positions Dana to support equipment manufacturers in the region with advanced, integrated drive and motion electrification technologies."
Dana also designs and manufactures Brevini drive products from load sensing, dynamic terrain sensing and other safety related componentry for work platforms. The company has been working with Aichi, Dingli, Genie, Haulotte, JLG, LGMG, Sinoboom, Sunward, XCMG, and Zoomlion, among others.
Dana has 24 facilities and approximately 5,700 employees in China between its wholly owned and joint venture operations. In August the company opened a new 16,000 square metre manufacturing and assembly plant in Yancheng, China, to expand the production of hub drives, planetary drives, helical and bevel helical gearboxes, and hydrostatic solutions. When fully operational, it will produce around 160,000 units a year.