Ohio headquartered auto component major Dana Holding Corporation has launched new technology to support its Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) of Spicer. The new technology optimises the performance of lower flow CTIS applications for specifically engineered for ground mobility vehicles, internally transportable-light strike vehicles and high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles with a new Mechatronic Control Unit (MCU) option.
According to the company press release, the system identifies and reacts to tire inflation issues more effectively by enabling individual wheel control. The MCU is an integrated unit that includes electronic, computer, and mechanical engineering for delivering improved reliability, a smaller footprint, reduced weight, and less wiring complexity.
Spicer CTIS technology maximises vehicle mobility by allowing operators, from inside the cab, to adjust tire pressure to the optimum footprint on any terrain. Used on thousands of military vehicles worldwide over the past two decades, this innovative system also allows vehicles to effectively operate with extremely low tire pressures and makes it possible to free a stuck vehicle or take on grades and other extreme conditions, transporting soldiers to safety in the most strenuous environments.
Dana is leading supplier of driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of passenger, commercial, and off-highway vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains.