BTS 19: ZF transmissions gaining TraXon

ZF Services Australia will showcase the latest iteration of TraXon, the world’s first modular transmission, at the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show

BTS 19: ZF transmissions gaining TraXon
ZF’s TraXon transmission has been further enhanced with the addition of an optional GPS-based predictive maintenance function


Displayed for the first time in Australia at the 2017 Brisbane Truck Show, ZF’s TraXon modular transmission has been further enhanced with the addition of an optional GPS-based predictive maintenance function.

Operating via the ‘Cloud’, the latest TraXon functionality enables truck fleets or individual owners to maximise efficiency by monitoring vehicle operations in real time, to minimise fuel consumption and enable proactive planning of maintenance schedules.

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This digital solution thus reduces running costs and minimises down time, two of the most costly elements of heavy vehicle operations.

Offering 12 or 16 forward gears and up to four reverse gears, TraXon is suitable for torque requirements of up to 3,400Nm and can be linked to five setting-off and shift modules.

Alongside its benchmark-setting TraXon transmission, another focus for ZF this year will be its aftermarket component lines, with displays focusing on its product brands: Sachs, Lemförder and TRW.

Sachs shock absorbers are manufactured to original-equipment specifications and fit a wide range of trucks and commercial vehicles, plus trailers, and there’s even a range of units to suspend the driver’s cab.

Lemförder chassis and steering components can be used as direct replacements, or to up-spec trucks to increase payloads, reduce fuel consumption and optimise driver dynamics.

Also showcased will be the TRW range of steering gear systems, and linkage and suspension components.

ZF’s remanufacturing capabilities will also be highlighted, with ZF offering the market a range of ‘remanufactured’ truck transmissions - all finished to ‘as new’ original-equipment standards.

‘Rebirthed’ components such as transmissions, axles and clutches are restored using the same manufacturing production processes utilised in their original manufacture.

In its remanufacturing process, ZF uses between 50 and 90 per cent less material than in the production of equivalent new units, which in turn provides a benefit in reduced manufacturing energy consumption and CO2 emissions of around 90 per cent. Globally, ZF brings more than 100 years’ experience to the automotive industry and considers itself to a reputable and reliable partner through the entire life cycle of its products.

And ZF Services Australia brings this experience and commitment to the local commercial vehicle market and to the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show.

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology.

The company’s advanced technologies can allow vehicles to see, think and act, with its innovative products regularly integrated into vehicles to show how tomorrow’s mobility can function in the vehicles of today.

The company invests more than six per cent of its sales in research and development annually – in particular for the development of efficient and electric drivelines; and also in striving for a world without accidents.

With its broad portfolio, ZF Services is advancing mobility and services in the automobile, truck and industrial technology sectors.

With integrated solutions and a comprehensive product portfolio, ZF guarantees the performance and efficiency of vehicles throughout their life cycle.

Its combination of established product brands, digital innovations, customised products and services, and a worldwide service network has made ZF a sought-after partner and number two in the global automotive aftermarket.

For more information visit ZF Services Australia at Stand 74 on the Foyer Level of the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show.

The 2019 Brisbane Truck Show will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from Thursday, May 16 to Sunday, May 19, 2019. To secure your ticket – and go into the draw to win a Toyota HiLux Rugged X – click here!


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