Dana Introduces Full Drive System Technologies at Bauma China

Electrified articulated boom lift system from Dana.

Electrified articulated boom lift system from Dana.

December 1, 2020—
Dana Incorporated recently announced the introduction of comprehensive drive systems specifically tailored for electric-driven mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) manufactured in China.  The solutions extend Dana's wide range of drive and motion systems that can be sourced locally through a single Tier I supplier.

At Bauma China, Dana launched an integrated system for electric-driven boom and scissor lifts with working heights above six meters. It improves safety, productivity, efficiency, operator comfort, and reliability while reducing total cost of ownership as well as the impact on the environment. The complete package from Dana features Spicer Torque-Hub wheel drives, low-voltage internal permanent magnet motors, inverters, slew drives, pump-motor, system pumps, proportional valves, and electronic control units.

Dana offers advanced drive and motion products for a wide range of MEWP designs, including scissor lifts, vertical mast lifts, articulating and telescopic boom lifts, crawler lifts, and truck-mounted lifts.

"Dana's electrification portfolio for versatile, high-performance work platforms is driving efficiencies across the Chinese construction market," said Aziz Aghili, executive vice president and president of Dana Off-Highway Drive and Motion Systems. "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."

Used by leading global manufacturers of MEWPs for more than two decades, the Spicer Torque-Hub brand of wheel and track drives features a compact planetary design that is ideal for both diesel- and electric-powered equipment.

Dana's e-Hub drives for MEWPs feature a fully integrated electro-mechanical configuration in a compact package that includes enhanced gear geometries for quieter operation. Meanwhile, its power-dense motor design delivers high efficiency and best-in-class torque performance.

Dana also designs and manufactures a broad range of Brevini motion products to help original-equipment manufacturers (OEM) comply with platform design, load sensing, dynamic terrain sensing, safety requirements, and other global safety standards for MEWPs.

Additionally, Dana leverages vehicle data to improve performance and reduce total cost of ownership through its Spicer Smart Suite Intelligent Load Monitoring System (ILMS). Spicer Smart Suite ILMS uses patented and proprietary data-harvesting technologies across the vehicle to prevent tip-over incidents, supply intelligent calibration management, and estimate axle attitude. It is designed to alert the operator of potential tipping situations, reduce the risk of vehicle breakdowns, improve productivity, and enhance the long-term serviceability of drive systems.