Advantage Automates Series clutch

Latest Eaton product launches designed for automated manual transmission market

Feb. 12, 2020
The Bezares 95X and 120X series power take-off units are designed for Endurant and Detroit automated transmissions; Advantage Automated Series clutches support popular automated transmissions available in the North American market.

By Fleet Maintenance staff

Power management company Eaton announced it will expand its mobile power take-off (PTO) portfolio to include two new Bezares PTO units. These offerings complement the all-makes portfolio already available for a variety of vehicles and transmissions in operation in North America.

Eaton will distribute the Bezares 95X series four-bolt, rear-mounted PTO for the Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies Endurant 12-speed automated transmission and the new Bezares PTO for the Detroit DT12 automated transmission. The PTOs were unveiled at Eaton’s booth during the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week show.

Eaton announced in early 2019 its Vehicle Group’s Aftermarket division had reached a distribution agreement with Bezares SA to become the North American master distributor for its mobile power hydraulic portfolio.

“Since introducing our relationship with Bezares a year ago, we worked to quickly ramp up availability of Bezares products and achieved a fully stocked warehouse,” said Tim Bauer, vice president, aftermarket, Eaton’s Vehicle Group North America. “We also have secured a strong distribution footprint across North America and will continue to build on the momentum throughout 2020. These new offerings show our continued commitment to supporting mobile power hydraulic customers in North America.”

The Bezares 95X series features pneumatic shifting and is available with three different internal ratios and popular output types. The offset design improves the position of an attached pump to avoid possible interference with other vehicle elements.

The heavy duty, two-gear 120X series PTO is built from an aluminum housing, coupling heavy duty strength with light weight, and fits models DT12-DA/14.93-1.0 and DT12-OA/14.96-1.0.

Featuring internal ratios from 1:1 to 1:1.8, the 120X PTO series integrates with the auxiliary systems of the DT12 transmission and offers four different output options. The PTO housing is designed to improve clearance and ease of installation, while the DIN output option permits multiple configuration options. A lube pump flange is included with the PTO, simplifying ordering and installation.

Eaton will add the Bezares portfolio to its online Order Center, which includes real-time inventory visibility, quick and easy ordering, and improved order management, with an anticipated launch in Q2 2020. Lee Stevens, customer service specialist, Bezares, said that the PTOs are currently being tested in specific duty cycle applications in Canada.

Eaton has also expanded its Advantage Automated Series clutches to support popular automated transmissions available in the North American market, rounding out its aftermarket automated clutch portfolio. The Advantage Automated series clutches were on display at during the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week show.

The Advantage Automated series clutches fit the unique needs of automated transmissions, which are featured on more than 75 percent of new heavy duty trucks sold in North America, according to the company.

“Eaton is excited to offer an all-makes portfolio of automated clutch products to provide our customers with a suite of solutions,” said Bauer. “Advantage Automated Series clutches include a clutch bracket with a hardened steel pivot ring, which better sustains loads throughout the life of the clutch, and larger spring fingers for better wear versus the competition.”

The Advantage Automated Series portfolio comprises aftermarket clutches for the most popular transmissions currently in operation in North America, including Eaton Cummins Endurant, Eaton UltraShift Plus, Detroit DT12, Volvo I-Shift, and Mack mDrive.

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