Working across sectors as varied as quarrying, marine and food manufacturing, Dana’s servicing team’s 30-plus years of engineering expertise means time- and cost-savings when it comes to critical machinery repair and refurbishment. Here, Andrew Baggaley gives an overview of Dana’s approach to one project for the construction industry.
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Providing a road and pedestrian link in Canary Wharf, London’s newest moveable bridge is a feat of engineering and architecture, supported by hydraulic cylinders from Dana SAC UK, allowing large vessels to pass through and keeping Thames’ commerce flowing.
Bridge deck raised, to allow large vessels to pass through
Now in its final stages of testing and ready for launch onto the market this year, Macgregor’s fibre-rope subsea crane is set to deliver some of the most significant advances the offshore load handling market has seen in years. A retrofit modular system, developed by Macgregor and utilising fibre-rope tensioning technology perfected by Parkburn Precision Handling Systems, the patented capstan winch at the heart of the system is powered by Brevini® Motion Systems gearboxes from Dana Inc.
Parkburn capstan winch powered by Brevini® Motion Systems
Dana SAC UK announce investment at the company’s Warrington site with the installation of a hydraulic test rig, providing local capacity to test and support more fluid power products within the UK.
Fluid power products which can now be effectively tested and better-supported include Brevini® HPV valves, a range of latest-generation proportional directional valves that perform two simultaneous functions: directional control and flow control unaffected by load variations.
Modular control valve for delivery to drill rig
Building on their global reputation as industrial mobile market leaders, Dana’s gear pumps are now helping to move Tevva’s groundbreaking trucks – providing zero emissions for more than 150km.
Tevva’s “World’s Greenest Truck’
Tevva designs and manufactures range-extended electric trucks and powertrains for 7.5 -14 tonne trucks, enabling drivers to maximise battery life and travel hundreds of miles before charging, far beyond the standard 30-40 mile range. Their on-board, cloud-based, patented software PREMS (Predictive Range Extender Management Software) enables autonomous management of vehicle emissions, monitoring real-time conditions and controlling the use of the range extender to automatically ensure zero emissions in urban areas. The unique software predicts a day’s total energy requirements to optimise the performance of the vehicle and to maximise the distance powered by Grid electricity. This reduces urban road network emissions for some users by up to 100% and delivers a strategic road network emissions reduction of NOx, CO2, THC gases and particulates of up to 95%.
Dana expand into the polar regions with RRS Sir David Attenborough
Constructed at the Cammell Laird shipyard, last month saw Sir David Attenborough launch the 10,000-tonne hull of his namesake into the River Mersey, where building of the UK’s newest polar ship continues.
With decades of experience in the marine sector, through the Brevini® brand, Dana were awarded the contract to supply geared motors to drive the steering element of the Tees White Gill thrusters which will enable the polar research vessel to manoeuvre and position accurately, even in heavy ice water conditions.
Dana Incorporated and Hydro-Québec last week announced a joint-venture partnership in which TM4 Inc., a subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, will become Dana’s source for electric motors, power inverters, and control systems.
Positions Dana as the only supplier with complete gearbox, motor, inverter, and thermal-management capability, creating a leader in power generation and conveyance for electrified vehicles
TM4’s motor and inverter capabilities complement Dana’s e-Drive design, engineering, and manufacturing
Dana’s extensive market breadth enables TM4 to realize its full business potential
Building on over four decades of expertise in the winch sector through Dana Brevini Motion Systems, Dana Inc. launched their new high-performance Brevini® Evolution Series of winches at Intermat, Paris.
New Brevini® winch launched at Intermat, Paris