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GKN LAND SYSTEMS FEATURES ELECTRIC DRIVES

New at Bauma Shanghai 2014

As vehicle manufacturers continue to search for technologies that can bring greater fuel savings and reduced CO2 emissions, electrification is emerging as a key global trend. GKN Land Systems, a leading supplier of technology differentiated power management solutions and services, will be showcasing its new product development in the electric and hybrid vehicles arena at Bauma 2014.

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GKN Land Systems has developed a range of electric motors ideally suited to in-hub off-highway electric applications. Focusing on efficiency and performance, GKN’s electric drive technology delivers high torque and high power density through the development of axial flux, AF-130, 3 phase, permanent magnet, synchronous motors. The motors are currently available in 4 sizes delivering power from 64kW to 188kW continuous (with peak power up 400kW) and torques from 145Nm to 520Nm (with a peak torque of 1200Nm)

Commenting Jules Carter, Engineering Director at GKN Land Systems said: “The off-highway industry has been talking about making electric drive systems a reality for years. We are now in a position to make this happen and are naturally keen to gauge the response of attendees to the new technology.

“Electric drives offer significant advantages; improved fuel efficiency, optimized engine performance and reduced emissions. Further benefits include improved autonomous vehicle and implement control, simplified driver controls and improved low speed control. Reduced weight and improved mass distribution adds to the savings which can be utilized for improved payload.”

GKN’s expert engineers welcome customers and visitors to the stand, Hall N4: 100, to discuss the benefits of a total engineering capability, design, simulation and testing, all from a single manufacturer.

See more of the new range on GKN Land Systems’ stand Hall N4: 100 during the show.

Further information of the new products is available on the Internet at www.gknlandsystems.com.