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Dana enhances e-commerce platform, introduces seal installation tool kit

January 25, 2018 by elizabeth

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Dana announced enhancements to its e-commerce platform, and a new seal installation took kit during Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Week.

Dana launched its DanaAftermarket.com e-catalog and e-commerce platform at HDAW last year, and says it has since added many upgrades and enhancements.

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Dana names new Chief Tech Officer

September 22, 2017 by John Smith

MAUMEE, OH — Christophe Dominiak has been named Dana’s senior vice president and Chief Technology Officer, and will replace the retiring George Constand.

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Dana’s Dual Range Disconnect

April 17, 2017 by Dan Robinson

First revealed at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March, Dana’s Dual Range Disconnect drive axle system offers the fuel savings benefit of a downsped 6×2 drivetrain and the performance benefits of conventional 6×4 setup with a mid-range axle ratio. The key word here is disconnect. While running at speeds up to about 54 mph, the system functions as a 6×4 with torque going to all four wheels for optimum traction. It also runs at a 3.10:1 ratio for better performance and startability. Above 54 mph, the interaxle driveshaft disengages, leaving the driving to only the forward drive axle. Interestingly, the axle ratio of the forward axle is 2.26:1, which lowers engine rpm and in effect creates a downsped drive train. The benefit, of course, is better fuel economy resulting from a 300-400 rpm drop in engine speed.

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Dana’s Dual Range Disconnect

April 17, 2017 by Dan Robinson

First revealed at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March, Dana’s Dual Range Disconnect drive axle system offers the fuel savings benefit of a downsped 6×2 drivetrain and the performance benefits of conventional 6×4 setup with a mid-range axle ratio. The key word here is disconnect. While running at speeds up to about 54 mph, the system functions as a 6×4 with torque going to all four wheels for optimum traction. It also runs at a 3.10:1 ratio for better performance and startability. Above 54 mph, the interaxle driveshaft disengages, leaving the driving to only the forward drive axle. Interestingly, the axle ratio of the forward axle is 2.26:1, which lowers engine rpm and in effect creates a downsped drive train. The benefit, of course, is better fuel economy resulting from a 300-400 rpm drop in engine speed.

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Lighter driveshaft for downspeeding

March 1, 2017 by John Smith

Dana is beginning production on its new SPL 350 Lite driveshaft that has been optimized for high-efficiency on-highway and heavy-haul vehicles which rely on downspeeding. It supports axle ratios lower than 2.26:1

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Axle ratio for downspeeding

March 1, 2017 by John Smith

Dana has introduced a new 2.47:1 axle ratio for its Spicer AdvanTEK 40 tandem axle to support downspeeding in linehaul trucks

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Rhombus TireAnalytics for rolling assets

February 27, 2017 by John Smith

Dana’s cloud-based Rhombus TireAnalytics platform has been unveiled to offer added visibility into tire maintenance and management – complete with actual pictures of worn treads.

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Dana unveils new e-commerce platform

January 25, 2017 by John Smith

LAS VEGAS, NV – Dana’s new e-commerce platform means Spicer and SVL driveline product information is just a click or search term away. The actual purchasing, however, remains in the hands of the company’s distributors.

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Got Enough Light?

January 12, 2017 by John Smith

I’ve long held that North American headlight standards are inherently dangerous because they don’t allow brightness levels to match the speeds we travel. It’s just too easy to over-drive your lights, meaning you don’t see obstructions like stalled cars or animals or — may all the gods forbid — pedestrians in the way until you’re past the point of being able to stop in time. Even back in the 1950s when cars and certainly trucks were much slower, this held true. In fact it was worse.

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Daimler Profit Rises 3%, Dana Earnings Fall

July 25, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

STUTTGART, GERMANY — Car and truck maker Daimler AG (OTC: DDAIF) on Thursday reported a slight increase in its second quarter profit, but it expects significantly lower truck sales for this year. Meanwhile, one supplier is feeling the effects of the slowing North American commercial vehicle market.

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Dana Holding Corporation being renamed Dana Incorporated

July 21, 2016 by John Smith

MAUMEE, OH – What’s in a name? Something that reflects the way a company conducts business. So says Dana Holding Corporation, which plans to change its name to Dana Incorporated on August 1.

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Dana’s Next-Gen Driveshaft

March 16, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

Dana’s “next generation” driveshaft is optimized for engine downspeeding with a lightweight design

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Single-Reduction Drive Axles

April 14, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

Dana debuts new single-reduction axles for 6×2, 4×2 applications, using AdvanTEK technology for improving fuel economy, durability

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Dana Shows Off Tandem Axle Concept for Better Fuel Economy

March 31, 2015 by Teona Baetu

LOUISVILLE, KY– Dana Holding Corporation introduced the new Spicer AdvanTEK Dual Range Disconnect concept for tandem axles used in Class 8 linehaul applications, at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show.

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Dana Shows Off Tandem Axle Concept for Better Fuel Economy

March 31, 2015 by Teona Baetu

LOUISVILLE, KY– Dana Holding Corporation introduced the new Spicer AdvanTEK Dual Range Disconnect concept for tandem axles used in Class 8 linehaul applications, at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show.