Global automotive supplier DENSO has developed a new high amperage alternator for medium and heavy duty trucks. The company claims it is smaller, lighter and more efficient than the industry competition.
PowerEdge - as it is called - offers advanced alternator features like DENSO's patented segment conductor (SC) technology, that incorporates an innovative square wire copper stator design. By leveraging DENSO's innovative design and manufacturing technologies.This new product is expected to be available in the markets by July 2015.
"DENSO has harnessed its cutting-edge technology in order to provide a much-needed solution for the commercial truck market. In addition to its improved efficiency and higher amps at idle, the DENSO PowerEdge alternator can be up to 10 pounds lighter than the industry's competition," said Frank Jenkins, senior manager, Product and Services Americas' Commercial and Heavy Duty Group, DENSO. "This means reduced fuel consumption over the long haul, which can save thousands of dollars per truck per year."
DENSO's SC alternator design has been optimized to provide the durability and long life needed to meet the severe demands of heavy and medium duty trucks. DENSO's new PowerEdge alternators offers four output versions: 170amp, 185amp, 205amp, and 220amp. Each unit features the same innovative SC stator, producing higher efficiency and more amps at idle. Additionally, these units are equipped with heavy duty bearings, advanced long-life brush composition, and remote sense technology to prolong battery life. Not only do these highly efficient alternators offer a small, lightweight design, but its compact size and weight offer fleet and truck technicians easier handling and installation.
DENSO began producing its SC alternator for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in December 1999 and produces and supplies this product in all major regions of the world. DENSO, which has supplied alternators since 1962, has been reducing the size and weight of alternators while also increasing their efficiency.