Dana gearboxes drive the 500 tonne MMD Atlas Transporter – further expanding Brevini Motion Systems’ reach in the mobile market

Mining Machinery Developments (MMD) approached Dana SAC UK to supply critical parts for their Atlas Transporter, the latest technology from MMD which enables heavy semi-mobile structures to be relocated in a safe and controlled manner. Transporters using Brevini Motion Systems components have now been delivered to the Mae Moh mine in Lampang, Thailand – a crucial asset which feeds the neighbouring Mae Moh Power Station.

Brevini Motion Systems’ right angled planetary gearboxes driving the Atlas Transporter, preparing to move the sizing station at Mae Moh Mine, Thailand

Dana SAC UK invest in gear pump stock – for faster prototyping and a rapid response to customers’ business-critical and last-minute gear problems

European Standard pump from Dana SAC UK’s extensive gear pump range

Dana SAC UK are now holding stock of our low-cost, reliable gear pumps at our Warrington base, with UK-wide mainland next day delivery. A vast range of products, used across numerous sectors, Dana’s pumps are relied upon by many automotive and mobile customers and are commonly found fitted directly to engines with power-take-off (PTO) for hydraulic functions on lorries, crop sprayers and agricultural machinery, as well as for hydraulic filtration and cooling circuits and hydraulic power units (HPUs).

Thanks to their construction, our pumps can be used in heavy working conditions and allow the transmission of high hydraulic powers. They also offer very good mechanical and volumetric efficiencies, a low noise level and limited weight compared with the transmittable power.

Dave Brown, sales manager at Dana SAC UK, explains the rationale for this latest investment in on-site gear pump stock,
“Looking at how we could best respond to or customers’ requirements, we decided that stocking gear pumps on site would bring real benefits, particularly helpful for prototyping. This means we can help with fast turnaround for quick prototyping, where the final specification can be finessed later on – saving time and money. This is an area of work where we have extensive expertise, and we are currently helping customers with prototyping for mini-dumptrucks, wood chippers, access work platforms and cherry pickers, as well as skimmer machines for oil spill containment.”

One company which harnessed Dana’s prototyping and gear pump expertise is Tevva, the company behind the ‘World’s Greenest Truck’, the innovative electric truck which provides zero emissions for more than 150km and is driven by Dana’s OT Series gear pumps, which offer up to 90cc/rev. Read the case study here

Tevva’s “World’s Greenest Truck’, driven by Dana’s OT Series gear pumps

The new on-site gear pump stock will also benefit customers across all industrial applications where a last-minute requirement and a rapid response and supply can help solve business-critical issues, reducing potential downtime and associated costs.

View Dana’s full range of gear pumps and download catalogue and technical specifications here

Repair and refurbishment: the value of Dana’s combined approach for the construction industry

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.

Image 1 – General arrangement of the unit

Dana invest in winch stock for Northern European market

Responding to market demands, Dana have invested significantly in Brevini® hoisting winches, making a range of products available for fast delivery to customers in the UK and Northern Europe.

Brevini® hoisting winches available from stock now include 10 design variants, with hoisting capacities from 0.4 to 6.0 tonne. All stock winches are marinized, with C5MH paint and marine seals as standard.

Dave Brown, sales manager for Dana SAC UK, commented on the new initiative,
“We have an excellent record for customer retention, and listening to our customers is key to this. It became apparent that there are projects where a fast turnaround on winch supply is needed – and this is across all the sectors we work in, whether construction, marine, materials handling and other industrial or mobile applications. While many companies aren’t in a position to keep a vast range of products in stock, I’m delighted that Dana are investing in the European market, to make it that much easier for us to meet our customers’ requirements. Brevini winches have long been selected by customers based on their quality and reliability, and this new initiative will help confirm us as supplier of choice within the market.”

Hydraulic cylinders support London’s newest moveable bridge

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

The gearboxes driving game-changing subsea technology

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

Test rig investment to support UK fluid power customers

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

Dana’s mobile portfolio expanded with ‘World’s Greenest Truck’

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

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 SAC UK (Head Office)

Dana SAC UK Ltd, Kestrel Court, Centre Park, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1QX
T: 01925 636682 / E: sales.breviniuk@dana.com

Gearbox Service Centre

Dana SAC UK Ltd, Exmoor Avenue, Skippingdale Ind Estate, Scunthorpe, North Lincs, DN15 8NJ
T: 01724 281868 / E: service.breviniuk@dana.com