Dana and JLG develop electrified axle for aerial work platforms

Dana and JLG develop electrified axle for aerial work platforms
Published: 14 April 2019 - 6:15 a.m.
By: PMV Staff

Dana Incorporated is collaboring with JLG Industries to develop an advanced Spicer electrified e-axle as part of JLG’s electrification initiative.

The Spicer electrified e-axle features an optimized combination of electrified drive components packaged in a configuration that reduces power losses by up to 20% when compared with traditional diesel-powered drivetrains. The e-axle concept combines a number of Dana products, including Spicer axle components and drive and motion intelligence, SME motor and control technologies, and gearing in a modular package that can be fine-tuned for vehicle size and performance.

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Dana Spicer e-axle concept

Guru Bandekar, global vice president, product management and development, JLG Industries, said: “As the market continues to shift towards a mix of electrified equipment, JLG is advancing concepts that deliver the same lift performance, maneuverability, workhours, and ease of maintenance offered by diesel power. Dana offers a comprehensive suite of advanced drive and motion systems for electrification. This axle concept signifies one joint exploration that will help JLG retain its market leadership.”

For more than 20 years, Dana has supplied numerous drive and motion technologies for select JLG aerial work platforms and telehandler models, including axles, hydrostatic and hydrodynamic transmissions, hub drives, slew drives, and driveshafts.

Aziz Aghili, president, off-highway drive and motion technologies, Dana, said: “Dana has made numerous strategic moves that have grown our electrification portfolio exponentially. JLG and Dana share a passion for innovation and a drive toward excellence through electrification.”

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