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ZF Technology on the Winners’ Podium of the Dakar Rally 2017

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  Supported by ZF technology, Kamaz team achieves 1st and 2nd places in truck ranking

  All top-five vehicles feature ZF driveline technology from Friedrichshafen, Passau and Schweinfurt

Truck technology from ZF passed a grueling test in South America with flying colors. At this year’s Dakar Rally, the Kamaz Master team drove into first, second and fifth places in the truck ranking with the Ecosplit manual 16-speed transmission including clutch and an all-wheel drive transfer case. Using the same driveline technology, the team led by Dutch truck racer Gerard de Rooy passed the finishing line in Iveco trucks in third and fourth positions. A total of 50 trucks entered the race.

 

It is the top event in rally sport. This year’s Dakar Rally took place from January 2 to January 14 and stretched over just under 9,000 kilometers through South America, from Asunción, the capital of Paragua, to the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires.  On the way, the participants had to overcome heavy terrain. Much of the route took them to altitudes of more than 3,000 meters.

Reliable technology for the toughest challenges

ZF technology ensured the teams were ideally equipped for the job – with commercial vehicle transmission systems from Friedrichshafen and Schweinfurt as well as transfer cases from Passau. Racing in a Kamaz, Eduard Nikolaev won overall with a total time of 27 hours, 58 minutes and 24 seconds. His teammates Dmitry Sotnikov and Airat Mardeev came second and fifth. All three vehicles are equipped with the Ecosplit manual 16-speed transmission including the clutch from ZF. The transmission achieves a maximum torque of 3,600 Nm, and its precise power application makes it a perfect candidate for off-road driving. The pneumatic Servoshift shift support enables fast gear changes with little force.

 

The team led by Gerard de Rooy also achieved success with the 16-speed manual transmission. Driving an Iveco, de Rooy himself came in third, and his team-mate Federico Villagra achieved fourth position overall. All vehicles from first to fifth position featured a dual-stage transfer case from ZF providing optimal force distribution and off-road capability. With their lightweight design, these systems are ideal for racing sport challenges such as the Dakar Rally.

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1.)Equipped for the toughest rally terrain: The Ecomat automatic transmission and the transfer case from ZF ensured optimal all-wheel performance also in the Renault Truck driven by the Mammoet Rallysport team.

2.)High torque resistance and reliability: the ZF-Ecosplit manual 16-speed transmission is not only tried and trusted on construction sites, but also in rally applications.

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Bonfiglioli launches ECGenius, its Continuously Variable Transmission

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High-power, efficient and cost-effective, ECGenius is dedicated to telehandler applications.

ECGenius is a high-power, efficient and cost-effective continuously variable transmission dedicated to telehandler vehicles, and also suitable for other equipment. The Patented Mechanical Variator (Europe, United States and Asia) at the core of this product is the result of over 15 years of development at CVTCORP, Bonfiglioli’s Canadian partner. It enables OEMs to downsize engine while providing unmatched operational ease, and overall vehicle performance improvements in the 20-30% range. Torque and power are transferred seamlessly through 6 actuated rollers, thanks to the electrohydrodynamic lubrication, which prevents metal to metal contact while ensuring the correct torque transfer without slippage.

Thanks to its special technical features, ECGenius is the highest reliable and efficient Continuously Variable Transmission on the market.

The robust design is conceived to handle typical application shock loads, while the precise and stable control system is not at all affected by load variations, all tested by experience with over 500,000 cumulative test hours completed in the lab and by OEMs in real life applications.

The Transmission Control Unit algorithm use, engine and transmission data ensure maximum vehicle efficiency and overall system optimization. The software is easy to integrate and to include special operating modes for specific applications resulting in maximum productivity. The open architecture and customizable software allows maximum flexibility, to adjust to different geographic requirements.

The traction drive mechanical CVT architecture offers smooth, seamless shifting with no steps through an infinite number of effective forward speeds. And the innovative transmission design with advanced control and clutch reduces the number of mechanical components, therefore reducing mechanical and viscous losses. Seamless shifting allows the engine to operate at its optimal operating point translating into fuel efficiency.

ECGenius is the result of an exclusive licensing agreement between Bonfiglioli and CVTCORP, a world leader in the design and development of revolutionary, high-efficiency mechanical Continuously Variable Transmissions (mCVT) for the off-highway market. Included in this licensing agreement are the production transfer of the ECGenius150, along with the CVTCORP current sales pipeline with commercialization volume anticipated at the beginning of 2020.

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Bauer BK Series Geared Motors for Pizza Packaging Line Conveyors

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One of the world’s largest food and beverage companies needed an efficient, reliable drive for a pizza packaging line in one of its plants in Italy. The drives power shrink wrapping machine infeed conveyors. The facility had been using traditional stainless steel motors rated at 70-80 Hz. However, to boost production, the speed was increased to 80-90 Hz which created excessive heat causing the drives to fail.

After a careful analysis of the conveyor application demands, Bauer engineers recommended a BK Series right angle bevel geared motor for improved efficiency compared to worm gear solutions. The Model BK06 supplied features a PMSM (permanent magnet synchronous motor) that reduces heat losses from the rotor by 100% and total losses by approximately 25%, while increasing total efficiency by 10% or more. This improved performance translates into lower total cost of ownership, a reduction in CO2 emissions, and ongoing savings that buffer against future increases in energy costs.

Because PMSM motors provide efficiency at a wide range of speeds, it allowed the conveyor line speed to be adjusted up to 80 RPM when needed to meet production schedule targets.

Compact Bauer BK Series models are completely enclosed and sealed against dust and moisture. A hardened wear sleeve and spray ring ensure leak-free performance.

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NORD smooth motors ideal for the food and beverage industry

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From its own production, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers ventilated and unventilated motors with smooth surfaces for areas with high hygiene standards. Their washdown-optimised cast aluminium housings make them easy to clean.

The smooth surface motors from NORD are available in sizes BG 80, 90 and 100. They are based on the NORD modular construction system and therefore offer maximum flexibility for versatile application areas. The motors are provided with protection class IP66 and they are compatible with every gear unit type. In addition, the use of energy-saving three-phase motors ensures high efficiency with low operating costs.

Optionally, the smooth surface motors are available with the nsd tupH surface treatment, which is a special process making the aluminium surface corrosion-resistant and particularly hard, similar to the qualities of stainless steel. In contrast to protective painting or coating, nothing can detach or flake off.

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