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4-speed Eaton transmission for Class 7-8 electric vehicles

October 23, 2019 by John Smith

Eaton’s eMobility business has a new four-speed transmission for Class 7 and 8 commercial vehicles, scheduled to debut in 2022.

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Eaton unveils power distribution unit (PDU)

October 22, 2019 by John Smith

Eaton’s eMobility business unit has unveiled a new Flex Power Distribution Unit (PDU) for high-voltage electrified commercial vehicles.

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116-in Cascadia day cab gets X12, Endurant

October 8, 2019 by John Smith

The Freightliner Cascadia 116-inch BBC day cab can now be spec’d with the Cummins X12 engine and the Eaton Cummins Endurant Transmission as part of an Integrated Power package.

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Eaton extends clutch warranties

July 16, 2019 by John Smith

Eaton has extended the warranties for its Advantage and EverTough Series of aftermarket clutches. The Advantage Self-Adjust and Easy Pedal Advantage clutches are now covered for three years and unlimited miles, up from two years.

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The ‘long and forced’ march toward lower truck emissions continues

March 18, 2019 by John Smith

ATLANTA, Ga. – The push to reduce vehicle emissions has been relentless. Eaton’s Mihai Dorobantu, director – technology planning and government affairs, refers to it as nothing less than a “long and forced march”. And it’s not done yet.

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Deep Thinking: Eaton-Cummins tech right for the times

November 6, 2018 by John Smith

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Cummins and Eaton have been integrating components for years. They announced an engagement of sorts with the launch of the SmartAdvantage powertrain. Last year, by launching the Endurant transmission through the Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies joint venture, they figuratively tied the knot.

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Eaton forms electric vehicle business unit

June 27, 2018 by John Smith

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The company we mostly know as a transmission manufacturer is set to capitalize on the growing vehicle electrification market. The Michigan-based outfit has created a new business unit called eMobility that will focus on intelligent power electronics, power systems, and advanced power distribution and circuit protection.

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Eaton-Cummins expands Procision coverage

June 8, 2018 by John Smith

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies is expanding the medium-duty coverage for its Procision seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to include utility, construction, tanker, refuse and municipal trucks.

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Endurant comes to International

May 14, 2018 by John Smith

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies’ Endurant, a 12-speed automated transmission, is now available in International LT and LoneStar trucks. Featured as part of the Cummins Integrated Power portfolio, it’s paired with a Cummins X15 engine, and is capable of handling […]

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Eaton EverTough now tougher

March 27, 2018 by John Smith

Eaton has enhanced its aftermarket line of EverTough Self-Adjust and Manual-Adjust clutches.

The release bearing has been upgraded with wider thrust pads to improve the interface with the release fork. That, the company says, increases the contact area for the fork and results in less wear. A third grease zerk fitting has also been added to support routine lubrication.

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Eaton taps into electric, connected expertise

March 4, 2018 by John Smith

ATLANTA, Ga. – Eaton’s commercial vehicle group is leveraging broader automotive and electric expertise as it prepares for a future that is increasingly electrified and connected. A newly launched e-mobility business segment – combining elements of the company’s vehicle group and electrical business – is one of the latest signs of that.

“There’s going to be a requirement for more power electronics on board,” observed Larry Bennett, director of vehicle technology and innovation, referring to the possibility of three-voltage systems on commercial vehicles. Eaton Electrical, currently responsible for 60% of company revenues, will help to apply lessons from buildings, leading to new smart power management tools and power distribution strategies, he said.

There’s already been an increase in electric powertrains for buses and lighter vehicles, of course. And Eaton expects fully electric valvetrain actuation to be a reality within a decade. Hydraulic lash adjustments, now used in passenger cars, could soon manage intakes and exhaust in heavy vehicles as well.

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Eaton enhances ServiceRanger 4

January 25, 2018 by elizabeth

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Eaton announced during Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Week that it has enhanced its ServiceRanger 4 diagnostic and service software to better support its automated transmissions.

Eaton is also simplifying the product offering to include just Basic (read-only) and Professional (full-service) offerings. It has also created a new multi-year licensing option.

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Top 10 of 17 — Paccar’s 12-speed automated transmission

December 19, 2017 by John Smith

Paccar updated its MX-11 and MX-13 engines this year, shedding weight and extending oil drains in the process. But it was the company’s automated transmission – developed through the new Eaton-Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies – that garnered the most attention during recent product launches.

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Joint venture releases automated transmission

October 6, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA – The first product unveiled through a joint venture between Eaton and Cummins has officialy emerged in the form of a 12-speed automated transmission.

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Test Drive: Paccar unveils 12-speed automated transmission

August 25, 2017 by John Smith

Paccar is the latest North American truck manufacturer to bring a proprietary automated transmission to market. Called the Paccar Automated Transmission, it’s a 12-speed, twin countershaft design that was conceived as an automated transmission, which is to say, it was designed that way. It’s not a manual box fitted with add-on shift-actuators. Paccar says it’s the lightest automated transmission currently in production. At just 657 pounds, it is nearly 200 pounds lighter than Eaton’s Advantage AMT.
The addition of the automated transmission completes Paccar’s goal of having a fully integrated proprietary powertrain. Paccar says its new transmission has been performance-optimized for MX-series engines and the new 40,000-pound drive axles unveiled in October 2016.