ICVD® innovations at Agritechnica
The world's largest agricultural show will be starting in Hanover in just a few weeks. As one of the innovations at the exhibition, we will be presenting ICVD® systems with axle disconnection for the first time at Agritechnica 2011.
Above all, this new technology can improve system efficiency and greatly reduce tyre wear. You'll find detailed information in our Agritechnica special newsletter, which will reach you in good time before the show.
Our exhibition stand: Hall 13, Stand B17
New ICVD® customer service Technical product training for your team
From now on, we will be offering manufacturers of agricultural, construction and forestry machinery a new, free service: we will give your team theoretical and practical training regarding the ICVD® drive system. Our ICVD® training centres on the customer-specific communication of technical product knowledge. We invite you to learn more about the theory of continuously variable hydrostatic travel drives, give you an insight into our practical experience and, on request, also offer you the opportunity to visit our ICVD® production operations. Another focus is the exchange of ideas regarding your specific demands on our drive.
Training is provided at our production facility in Sohland or at the ICVD® development centre in Lohmar, where you will also have the chance to test and drive a wheeled loader equipped with the ICVD®.
Interested? If so, please contact our ICVD® Team service(at)icvd.info
Improving the efficiency of construction, agricultural and forestry machinery
Rising fuel prices and significantly tougher emissions legislation, aimed at globally reducing CO2 emissions, also make it necessary to re-think when designing drive systems for agricultural, forestry and construction machinery. Attention focuses on the substantially more efficient use of energy. In this respect, the ICVD® offers energy-saving potentials that are capable of optimising the energy efficiency of the overall system.
A current review can be found in our ICVD® article on this subject, which can be downloaded here. (PDF, 2.5MB)
New appointment to the ICVD® Team
Dipl.-Ing. Ronald Kruth has been the applications and sales engineer in charge of the ICVD® product segment at GKN Walterscheid since 1 April 2011. His central duties include technical customer support, especially in connection with project planning for new ICVD® applications. Ronald Kruth is also responsible for holding ICVD® training events.
A further focus of his work is on supporting sales activities, including product presentations for OEM customers, for example.
Ronald Kruth is ideally qualified for his new position, especially since he has long-standing experience in the field of transmission development.
ICVD - continuously variable hydrostatic travel drive
GKN Walterscheid has developed a continuously variable hydrostatic travel drive for self-propelled agricultural and construction machinery. With the ICVD® (Integrated Continuously Variable Drive), it is possible to drive through the entire speed range without interrupting the tractive force.
The ICVD® thus represents a symbiosis of previously proven drive concepts and combines their advantages without having to put up with the disadvantages of the existing solutions.
The ICVD® is a continuously variable hydrostatic travel drive consisting of a gearbox, motor and control unit.
The ICVD® offers a large, continuously variable conversion range from "0" to the maximum transport speed, automatic adaptation of the power requirement and simple reversal of travelling direction and torque.