Italian specialist UFI Filters will provide Daimler Truck with cooling module for e-axle of zero emission series-production truck. Daimler Truck will soon start series manufacturing battery electric trucks – namely, the eActros and eEconic, as we report here – at the group’s production site in Wörth-am-Rhein. UFI Filters is a leading company in filtration and the production of heat exchangers for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. The business agreement with Daimler Truck marks the company’s entrance into the business of electrically powered heavy vehicles.
UFI Filters for Daimler Truck: the features of the cooling module
The UFI cooling module interacts with the transmission oil circuit of the e-axle, combining two integrated electric motors, which together generate a continuous power of 330 kW, with peaks of up to 400 kW. The module was developed together with Daimler Truck and is manufactured by UFI Filters at its plant in Opole, Poland. It consists of two pairs of heat exchangers operating in parallel and assembled on a single aluminum body. The module has the key task of optimising the oil temperature of the transmission circuit. UFI heat exchangers, made from aluminum and using modern vacuum brazing techniques, ensure a longer service life for the transmission system thanks to their high efficiency and help to reduce overall vehicle energy consumption.
Rinaldo Facchini, CEO of the UFI Filters Group, commented: «We are extremely proud of this project, which opens the door to the development of the business in the field of electrically-powered trucks. With the development of modern aluminum heat exchangers produced in our dedicated European plant, we are making an important step towards ecological sustainability. In addition, UFI Filters once again confirms itself as a partner to the largest manufacturers. Along with our innovative solutions for today, we are also at the forefront in terms of new technologies for the mobility of the future, which further strengthen our OE pedigree».