When it comes to bus and truck fleet efficiency, low fuel consumption and component wear play a critical role in fleet management. Voith is aiming to showcase its contribution this with its products and services on display at this year’s IAA Commercial Vehicles from 22 to 29 September 2016 in Hanover, Germany.
The company’s highlights will include the DIWA.6 automatic transmission with Stop-Start Technology, a version of its secondary water retarder than can be disconnected, and the new air compressors with TwinSave technology or coupling. Visitors can learn more about innovative solutions including real-time support for drivers, optimized maintenance management for operators as well as remanufacturing of transmissions and retarders.
DIWA.6 Stop-Start Technology: Ready for the Road
Voith has extended the features of the successful DIWA.6 automatic transmission with Stop-Start functionality so that bus operators can increase the profitability of their vehicles while also providing added value for the environment. The DIWA.6 is capable of stop times up to 60 seconds without any influence on the start-up readiness of the bus.
ECO-SWR: A Secondary Water Retarder That can be Disconnected
The secondary water retarder (SWR) was designed as a secondary retarder for buses and trucks. It brakes with water and uses the engine coolant, not needing any additional operating medium and handling up to 90 percent of all vehicle braking actions wear-free. The disconnecting capability further reduces fuel consumption of the vehicle, which goes hand in hand with lower CO2 emissions.
Air Compressors With ‘TwinSave’ Technology or With a Coupling
Voith will display a prototype of the new LP 560 air compressor equipped with ‘TwinSave’ technology. An additional control valve in the second compressor stage permits additional energy savings when idling as well as a closed pressure line with an external control, using both stages to save energy.
Optimum Vehicle Use and Predictive Maintenance
The SmartAssist and SmartMaintenance product families are new in the Digital Solutions division. SmartAssist informs the driver in real time about his driving behavior, provides tips for possible improvements and supplies corresponding reports for the fleet management. In addition, Smart Maintenance uses a simple traffic light system to provide monitoring of the driveline, enabling a predictive and cost saving maintenance approach.
Remanufacturing: Used Components in New-Build Quality
In addition to the digital service solutions, fleet operators will learn how remanufacturing allows them to considerably reduce their expenses when exchanging components without compromising on quality or reliability. With its service network Voith reconditions used units and brings them up to the latest technical and mechanical state. Whether it is a retarder, air compressor or automatic transmission including the electronics and control unit – at the end of the process, there is a product with new-build quality and with the full factory warranty. As many parts are reconditioned and reused in this process, operators not only save costs with remanufacturing, they also contribute to protecting the environment.
For the full press release, please visit: https://voith.com/iaa-en. Voith will be at the IAA 2016 at Hall 17, Booth A14.