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Electric controllable clutches: a paradigm shift in propulsion

Something big happened at the 2018 CTI Symposium in Berlin. Carl Beiser, Means Technical Business manager, completely changed the narrative of propulsion system design—unveiling two revolutionary technologies.

The first is our static, electrically actuated Controllable Mechanical Diode (or, CMD-e) that provides all the benefits of latching in state without a constant power supply. Now hydraulic control is completely eliminated, along with the associated costs and complexities. Even electricity requirements are reduced as power is only consumed during state transition.

The second breakthrough is our new Dynamic Controllable Clutch (DCC). Using electric actuation, our DCC creates substantial packaging and system efficiencies by eliminating complex hydraulic systems.

Furthermore, we have combined these electro-dynamic and electrically actuated controllable clutch technologies into a single, multi-speed gearbox—a level of sophistication hitherto unheard of in electrified automobiles. Now more speeds can be added to the transmission with markedly improved efficiencies, minus the need for more packaging space.

Talk about a game changer!

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BERLIN, Germany, November 16, 2018—Means Industries will be unveiling new technologies in Berlin this year, which could serve as the “New Building Blocks of Propulsion Systems Design”.

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