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Oerlikon Unveils Torque Hub During Agritechnica
October 31, 2013
Oerlikon Fairfield’s C026 Torque-Hub planetary drives are designed for the largest self-propelled sprayers in the world. The C026 is intended for machines with a gross vehicle weight of up to 62,000 lbs (30.000 Kg). The heavy duty, wide spread bearing package allows sprayers to be equipped with dual tires to provide superior bearing life and structural integrity. The drive is available in ratios from 22:1 to 30:1 and features a 26,000 Nm intermittent torque rating and an output service brake system, and will be available in early 2014. Oerlikon Graziano’s Shifting Solutions offers the agricultural manufacturers a complete transmission design and engineering service. Alternatively the customer can elect to share the development experience working in partnership with Oerlikon Graziano on any specific synchroniser and/or power shift clutch requirement.
The benefits of this approach allow Oerlikon Graziano to focus on the customer’s specific shifting requirements, drawing upon the organization’s extensive knowledge and experience of working with friction materials for synchroniser application. In addition Oerlikon Graziano can provide the customer with unrivalled manufacturing expertise in the development of fabricated power shift clutch modules. All friction materials specified have been independently verified for performance in Oerlikon Graziano’s purpose built Engineering Test & Development Centre. After completing an exhaustive range of functional testing in all climatic conditions, the materials are given the Oerlikon Graziano Shifting Solutions seal of approval.
Oerlikon Drive Systems has a strong heritage, which is apparent in the depth of service provided by Shifting Solutions, and the development of the C026 Torque Hub is a demonstration of our ability to develop leading and unique products for a range of markets, says Dan Phebus, head of business unit Americas. “The new C026 drive is unlike any other drive currently on the market as it offers Oerlikon Fairfield’s new output service brake system, which helps machine designers meet the toughest industry braking standards, including ANSI/ASAE 365.”
Paolo Ramadori, head of business unit EMEAR and chairman and managing director of Oerlikon Graziano SpA, says: “Our presence at Agritechnica 2013 gives just a glimpse of the breadth of our development expertise, which has expanded continually over the past three decades to include the development and production of complete transmissions. Shifting Solutions™ provides vehicle manufacturers with a wide range of options for managing smooth and efficient gear ratio changes to optimize their specific application.”
Details of Oerlikon's C026 Torque Hub planetary drive will be unveiled at Agritechnica 2013 in Hannover from November 10-16.