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
Through the Dana Brevini® brand, Dana’s UK marine engineering team have worked closely with Caley Ocean Systems on a range of marine and subsea contracts, over many years. This latest project sees Dana specifying and supplying gearboxes and slew bearings as part of an innovative Submarine Rescue System, the first of which is due to be delivered to the Indian Navy this month.
Image courtesy of Caley Ocean Systems
Demonstrating their ongoing commitment to the subsea and marine sector, Dana’s UK team had a productive time at the recent Subsea Expo in Aberdeen.
This is, undoubtedly, a time of significant change and development for the UK’s marine and subsea industry, and it is also a time of growth and investment for Dana in the UK, building on their acquisition of Brevini last year. The Dana stand at Subsea Expo featured the HPV 310 proportional directional valve, and Dana’s team were on hand to highlight the range’s many features to potential new customers, as well as catch up with existing clients. Very well-received at the Expo, the specification and applications of the HPV range have generated new leads and enquiries for Dana, from a busy few days.
At the Subsea UK Awards, Dana were delighted when their customer, Maritime Developments Limited (MDL), won the Innovation & Technology Award, for their portable vertical lay system. Dana were privileged to have supplied the track drives and winches to MDL for this innovative product, and the team at Dana congratulate the company heartily on this prestigious win.
Commenting on Subsea Expo, Richard Haskey, Business Development Manager for Mobile & Marine Applications at Dana Inc, said,
“It has been a busy and successful exhibition, and it’s great to talk to our customers face-to-face about the changes and investment that the Dana brand brings to the Brevini offering and service that they already know. We are all delighted to see Maritime Developments recognised for their innovation and, having worked with them for some time now, we look forward to continuing our relationship, for continued success and further growth.’
For more information on Dana’s subsea and marine services and the Dana Brevini Motion Systems product range, contact Richard Haskey:
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