Funding body: Energy Technologies Institute.
Project partners: Romax Technology (lead), Castrol, ANSYS, Timken.
Duration: 4 years (2012-2016).
Aim: Develop a range of cost-effective technologies to reduce fuel consumption by 2-5% across a range of heavy-duty vehicle applications.
- Project management,
- Investigate efficient gear and bearing designs to reduce axle power losses,
- Test the new technologies at component and system level.
Project outcome: Romax met the project target and significantly reduced parasitic losses by 60%.