Completion of aid project for axle development

Rába Axle Ltd., together with Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research, with Jankovits Engineering Ltd., and with the University of Miskolc, won a non-reimbursable grant of HUF 578,95 for the development of a higher-efficiency, higher-performance, lower-noise and longer-life, ie. “greener” powertrain-engine, under the Economic Development and Innovation Operative Programme with the project “Development of an engine with higher efficiency, higher performance, lower noise and extended service life for a new commercial vehicle powertrain“, identification number GINOP 2.2.1-15-2016-00017.

The amount of aid won within the framework of the call created an opportunity for Rába Axle Ltd. as the consortium leader, to develop the know-how of axle oiling in greater professional depth than before, as well as to devise new solutions that will be the flagships of its portfolio in the future. On top of reducing losses and thus increasing efficiency, Rába took advantage of the opportunity to develop a new, innovative lubrication system that takes into account the operating conditions, in addition to the traditional lubrication and cooling solutions used in axles so far. The driving force and main guideline for the development of the powertrain, and of a new type of "smart" lubrication system is the main objective of the call, the development of a higher-efficiency, higher-performance, lower-noise axles with an extended service life. The project implementation period lasted from 1 July 2016 to 31 March 2021.

By obtaining the grant, development opportunities were opened up for Rába Axle Ltd., by taking advantage of which not only the changed market needs of the current customers, e.g. noise reduction, longer servicing periods and higher efficiency can be met, but competing manufacturers can be taken on successfully, which may strengthen Rába's international market position.