Torqmatic transmission range expanded with new models
Allison Transmission has expanded its Torqmatic transmission range with three new models, reflecting hardware and software developments that increase fuel efficiency.
The new T1000, T2100 and T2200 fully-automatic transmission models replace existing 1000, 2100 and 2200 models available for minibus, midibus and coach applications across Europe, Asia-Pacific, Australia and Latin America.
Allison says the expansion of the Torqmatic product family provides customers with a complete range of Allison transmissions featuring the latest product enhancements, 5th generation electronic controls and FuelSense fuel-efficiency software.
“Allison engineers its products to deliver tailored vocational solutions to OEMs and end-customers around the world,” says Lawrence Love, executive director, Global Marketing, Allison Transmission. “The new T1000, T2100 and T2200 transmissions feature advanced technologies to deliver reliability and optimal fuel economy in bus and coach applications with engine ratings up to 201 kW (270 hp) and 780 Nm.”
The new T1000 and T2000 models feature a main transmission body designed for enhanced reliability and efficiency. Improved cooling flow has been achieved through a series of upgrades of internal components including the valve body. These changes enable the control system to continuously adjust transmission pressure for maximum fuel savings.
Allison 5th Generation Electronic controls are engineered to match the new vehicle electrical-electronic architectures and are built for easy integration during the vehicle assembly process. The control system is designed to deliver optimal shift strategies for improved productivity and efficiency, in combination with software features that mitigate fuel consumption.
The FuelSense fuel-efficiency package can deliver up to 20 per cent fuel savings depending on duty cycle, according to Allison. Fleets opting for this solution can use EcoCal shift technology to keep engine speed at its most efficient level; Dynamic Shift Sensing to identify when low-engine speed shifts can be made based on vehicle load and road conditions; Neutral at Stop to save fuel, reduce emissions, and enhance cooling when the vehicle is stationary; and Acceleration Rate Management, which controls engine fuelling and moderates aggressive driving practices.