American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc., (AAM) Detroit, USA, will showcase its latest fuel efficient and lightweight driveline, powertrain and metal forming technologies at the IZB International Suppliers Fair held October 16-18 in Wolfsburg, Germany.
AAM will display a range of key products that are said to help automakers manufacture vehicles that are fuel efficient and help reduce emissions without sacrificing performance. On display will be the company’s e-AAM Hybrid and Electric Driveline Technology™, used to power both hybrid and electric vehicles with either one or two electric motors. The e-AAM technology is reported to be highly efficient and help reduce emissions, while providing improvements to dynamic safety, acceleration and high-performance all-wheel-drive. Smart design and creative technology applications include a unique planetary gear and differential architecture, housing cooling design, integrated park lock and oiling channels allowing the units to provide industry-leading power density.
Also on display will be the QUANTUM™ Axle Technology, a family of axles that provide gains in efficiency, performance and packaging while significantly reducing system weight. QUANTUM’s new design is centered on using traditional axle components in new ways. Bearings are arranged more efficiently and gears are set in optimal positions.
AAM will also showcase its EcoTrac®Disconnecting AWD system. AAM’s first-to-market EcoTrac system gives drivers the performance of an AWD vehicle with the fuel economy of a front wheel drive vehicle by automatically and seamlessly using only the front wheels when AWD is not required. The system disconnects at the power transfer unit (PTU), so that the driveshaft stops spinning and power is no longer sent to the rear wheels.