GKN Land Systems Launches Inverted Slip Design Driveshaft

Fri April 25, 2014 - National Edition
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Key features of the Synergy range are the service free design, which is achieved through optimization of the spline geometry, optimization of the spline grease for off-highway loads and temperatures and advanced slip seals.
Key features of the Synergy range are the service free design, which is achieved through optimization of the spline geometry, optimization of the spline grease for off-highway loads and temperatures and advanced slip seals.



GKN Land Systems is launching a new inverted slip design range — Synergy — 5C-10C driveshafts for the construction and mining industry.

The range has been developed by linking existing, proven GKN off-highway technologies from its Mechanics Series U-Joints range with inverted slip and shaft design expertise from engineers across the GKN group.

Ben Ravenscroft, product specialist of GKN Land Systems, said: "The Synergy range is a natural evolution of existing GKN product innovation with new features and benefits to offer significant advantages to customers in the off-highway market. In the main these improvements will reduce the need for servicing and maintenance, and maximize uptime and productivity.

"Rockford Mechanics Series engineers in the USA and Cardan Shaft engineers in Italy have collaborated on this step-change product range through the recent global realignment of the GKN Land Systems business. This allows us to share expertise from different market sectors more easily to offer something new to customers."

Key features of the Synergy range are the service free design, which is achieved through optimization of the spline geometry, optimization of the spline grease for off-highway loads and temperatures and advanced slip seals. Specialized design of the splined components has allowed for increased length compensation. Finally, improved balancing characteristics allow for a smoother running shaft, thereby improving operator comfort.

The overall design of the Synergy range, with increased standard slip length, refined profile and more compact dimensioning, reduces the metal content of the driveshaft, making it lighter allowing for easier installation and service while optimizing the weight distribution of any vehicle and balancing loads more evenly as a result.

For more information, visit www.gknlandsystems.com.