New Bevel Gearbox as Flexible Platform Solution
New Bevel Gearbox as Flexible Platform Solution from ABM

ABM Greiffenberger has developed a new bevel gearbox, the TDB230/254 Kombi, for use in electrically driven industrial trucks. The assembly can easily be integrated into existing vehicle series as a flexible platform solution. Users profit from high torques, extremely quiet operation and a long life.

Short delivery times and high inventory turnover rates resulting from the ongoing trend towards online trade also place demands on industrial trucks in logistics. Efficient and flexible drive technology is a key requirement. ABM offers solutions for traction, lifting and steering for material handling trucks. With the TDB230/254 Kombi, the drive specialist has made further system integration advancements. The bevel gearbox can be used for wheel diameters of 230 and 254 millimetres. It can also be supplied in combination with a steering drive and redundant steering monitoring right on the drive wheel. Monitoring as a retrofit kit is an ideal upgrade for systems in use. Installation is fast thanks to the plug and play principle.

With the TDB230/254 Kombi, ABM’s engineers have created an especially efficient gearbox that works reliably for a long time even with a smaller battery. The developers installed various sensors for vehicle function and steering monitoring, for example, enabling the drive position to be checked right on the wheel.

For users this means high process reliability and low maintenance costs due to prompt fault detection. ABM offers the gearbox with different gear ratios and motor sizes. Compared with predecessor models, it offers 15% more torque. The maximum motor output is 4 kW. Despite its high performance, the bevel gearbox operates economically. It is also robust and functions reliably even in extreme environments of temperatures down to minus 40 °C.

Bevel gearboxes from ABM are used in electrically powered mobile vehicles from pallet jacks and order pickers, reach trucks and tow tractors to autonomous transport systems. The smooth running of the drives improves driving comfort and the industrial trucks operate productively thanks to their high dynamics. Other applications for the series besides material handling equipment are aerial work platforms and sweepers / scrubbers.

Over 20 years of Experience in Material Handling
ABM Greiffenberger has been manufacturing AC drives for the material handling sector for over 20 years and has comprehensive know-how as a system supplier for the industrial truck industry. To date the company has supplied over two million drives for applications in material handling systems. The high-quality components leave the plant only after a thorough functional tests.

ABM places great importance in continuous development work oriented towards the challenges of the different branches of industry. In close cooperation with customers at all stages from engineering design to mass production, ABM provides optimised single-source system solutions for a multitude of applications related to traction, lifting and steering. In doing so, the company makes use of a high level of vertical integration and incorporates its application experience into development of new products. System solutions from ABM Greiffenberger are characterised by high performance, favourable energy consumption and low maintenance requirements. They benefit users through their long life and high operational reliability. They are also composed of high-quality, resistant materials and are modularly designed.

Development of new gearbox and motor technologies underscores the pronounced environmental awareness of the company. Drive solutions from ABM – taken from the extensive modular system or custom-made for the specific customer – improve the CO2 footprint for the user.


Figure 1: System integration at the highest level: the TDB230/254 Kombi can be integrated into vehicles with a wheel diameter of 230 mm or 254 mm.