Dana Delivers 1,000th Transmission for Kalmar Reachstackers

Dana Incorporated today announced that the company has supplied the 1,000th Spicer® HVT2 powersplit transmission for Kalmar® Eco Reachstackers used in port logistics operations worldwide.

Kalmar has configured the transmission in its lineup of high-efficiency reachstackers since 2015. Testing on equipment in real-world port operations has shown that Kalmar Eco Reachstackers equipped with the Spicer HVT2 reduces fuel consumption by up to 40% while improving productivity by up to 10% when compared with equipment using conventional transmissions.

“The energy transition is a journey, but OEMs and equipment buyers are collaborating with Dana to integrate solutions that assist in reducing their carbon intensity today,” said Jeroen Decleer, President, Off-Highway Drive and Motion Systems for Dana Incorporated. “Our collaboration with Kalmar demonstrates how the Spicer HVT2 contributed to reduced fuel consumption and the associated greenhouse gas emissions in a plug-and-play solution that fits within current vehicle design envelopes.”

Spicer HVTs play an integral role in supporting Kalmar reachstackers at major ports around the world, including Australia, Belgium, China, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Italy, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States.

Driving Superior Performance and Fuel Efficiency

Spicer HVTs significantly reduce fuel consumption by decreasing engine speeds throughout the duty cycle and at idle when speeds can drop to as low as 600 rpm. Application analysis demonstrates the possibility of further savings without compromising performance through engine downsizing.

The Spicer HVT2 handles up to 235 kW (315 HP) of input power for reachstackers, empty container handlers, and other port material-handling applications. Dana also offers the Spicer HVT1, engineered for 80 to 115 kW (110 to 155 HP) of power input for mid-sized applications such as agriculture and construction telehandlers.

Leading the Decarbonization of Port Equipment

As global ports face stricter government regulations mandating lower emissions, Dana’s drive and motion solutions for reachstackers, empty container handlers, terminal tractors, and large automated guided vehicles (AGVs) provide superior performance, durability, safety, and reduced-carbon operation.

Dana supports the development of electrified mobile port equipment with the Spicer Electrified™ eSP502 e-Transmission, a dual-motor, two-speed powershift transmission providing superior performance at maximum efficiency in a compact package.

Its dual-motor concept enables the use of one or two motors depending on the duty cycle, providing superior efficiency, reducing system costs, and helping vehicles reach higher travel speeds. The eSP502 features a transmission integrated with Dana TM4™ motors, inverters, and a driveline controller in a completely electrified system solution.

In addition to the eSP502, Dana also offers highly engineered Spicer Electrified e-Axles and e-Hub drives, offering port equipment OEMs a range of drivetrain options depending on packaging, duty cycle requirements, and user preferences.

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