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CONEXPO-CONAGG-IFPE Preview: GKN Land Systems
February 26, 2014
As customers strive for increasingly efficient, environmentally sustainable vehicles and machinery to meet the demands of a crowded planet, GKN Land Systems continues to innovate in the off-highway sector. The power management solutions and services provider leads the market in the design of technologically advanced systems to meet these needs.
With a wide portfolio of integrated electro-mechanical powertrain components, products and systems that transfer energy from Power Source to Power Applied, GKN Land Systems has the capability to deliver complex solutions to customers for harvesting crops, moving earth, mining resources, handling materials and capturing natural energy. At the heart of its business are product and technical innovations to meet new and emerging market applications, with a rapidly expanding capability for electric and hybrid drives.
GKN Land Systems continues to evolve in line with changing market conditions and has realigned its business to present one voice to the customer. The family now includes solutions for couplings, clutches, gearboxes, driveshafts, brakes, controls, wheels, hubs and spindles to transmit and control power with optimized efficiency. The range is further supported by the addition of the Stromag industrial market product portfolio.
As the business strives to be the best at what it does, positioning itself close to customers, partnering with leading OEMs remains crucial. This combination enables GKN Land Systems to maintain its offering of comprehensive engineered solutions from Power Source to Power Applied in a concentrated manner. Being part of the wider GKN plc organization allows technologies in both automotive and aerospace to be adopted and adapted to the off-highway market to improve vehicle and machine effectiveness.
As vehicle manufacturers in the heavy construction market desire new technologies that can bring greater fuel savings and reduced CO2 emissions, electrification is fast becoming a key global trend. GKN Land Systems will be showcasing its new product development in the electric and hybrid vehicles arena at Conexpo 2014. A range of electric motors has been developed by GKN Land Systems ideally suited to in-hub off-highway electric applications which hold the promise of greater efficiency and improved functionality. Focusing on efficiency and performance, GKN’s electric drive technology delivers high torque and high power density through the development of axial flux, AF-130 phase, permanent magnet, synchronous motors.
The motors are currently available in four sizes delivering power from 68 kW to 188 kW continuous (with peak power up to 400 kW) and torques from 145 Nm to 520 Nm (with a peak torque of 1200 Nm). In addition to power-related advantages, such as the improved process efficiency of machines and implements, electric drive systems provide significant environmental benefits. Outstanding use can be made of alternative and more sustainable energy sources and the CO2 emissions of mobile machines are significantly reduced. Elsewhere with the GKN Land Systems family, the GKN Rockford’s portfolio of Mechanics Series drivelines and universal joints, which incorporate patented Mechanics technology, offer a complete range of sizes for off-highway equipment or applications.
GKN’s expert engineers welcome dealers, customers and visitors to the stand, North Hall, Booth # 10666, to discuss the benefits of a total engineering capability, design, simulation and testing, all from a single manufacturer.