ZF Converter Lock-Up clutch and other components of the ZF-Efficiency Package increase fuel savings, reduce emissions and extend lifetime.
The easy handling of ZF fully automatic transmissions and high tech axle systems support the driver in all working situations. The result is a significant increase of productivity relating to the ZF motto Innovation of great value.
In loaders, the ZF-Powertrain management provides the efficiency which is required under any working condition. Wheel loaders are amongst the most purchased and technically most demanding off-road vehicles. The efficiency of a wheel loader is shown in the working cycle: An intelligent driveline system always makes the power available where it is needed.
There is a great value in ZF innovations. They produce advantages in equal measures for the driver, operator and manufacturer. Topics such as consumption savings, comfort or ecological compatibility are of increasing importance with construction machines and construction site vehicles. ZF is decisive in pushing development forward in driveline and chassis technology.
ZF is a renowned specialist for driveline technology and recognized worldwide as innovative systems supplier for off-road machinery. The demands on these vehicle types are high: fast work with millimeter accuracy and highest productivity combined with reduced operating costs. ZF underlines its systems competence with the Efficiency Package which includes many benefits due to perfectly matched components. The field of application mainly comprises the important wheel loader, dump truck, diesel and gas lift truck market. The options of the Efficiency Package provide increased productivity and enhanced operating and driving comfort for the operator associated with a reduction of the operating and maintenance costs for the vehicle owner. Full utilization of the Efficiency Package allows fuel savings of up to 20 per cent.
For many years already, ZF driveline and chassis systems have proven themselves in meeting the challenges of the market. With the Efficiency Package ZF consolidates its competence in the transmission, axle and software development, thus offering more than the sum of individual advantages. This approach makes it possible to reconcile the frequently conflicting demands for enhanced comfort, increased productivity, less consumption, and reduced component wear.
The modules of the Efficiency Package
The Multitrac and Multisteer axles featuring lightness, stability and high transmission power
The Ergopower transmission with 5 instead of previously 4 gears
The Ergolockup which engages the torque converter lock-up clutch by modulation in low gears already
The Ergotraction which optimizes the engagement and disengagement of the powershift differentials in the axle
The Powerinch dynamically adjusts the clutch cut-off point depending on transmission output torque.
ZF is a leading worldwide automotive supplier for driveline and chassis technology with 121 production companies in 27 countries. With its workforce of 70,000 employees, ZF achieved sales in the order of EUR 15 billion in 2010. In order to continue to be successful with innovative products, ZF annually invests more than five percent of its sales (2010: estimated EUR 750 million) in Research and Development.