Oerlikon Drive Systems Confirms Its Presence in the Airport Ground Handling Equipment Market

Rivoli (Italy) – Oerlikon Drive Systems, with its brand Oerlikon Graziano, features its PST transmission on an award-winning airport transfer vehicle. The application highlights the versatility and robustness of the PST transmission, which has previously been widely used in the forklift truck market.

"The flexibility and durability of the PST transmission unit, plus its availability off-the-shelf, makes it a reliable and cost-effective choice for specialist airport ground equipment such as tow tractors, baggage tractors, belt loaders, passenger steps and lavatory vehicles," says Paolo Ramadori, Chairman CEO Oerlikon Graziano S.p.A. "Being an industrial design, it provides higher working performance, greater reliability and longer service life than alternative automotive transmissions."

The PST transmission features on the Dengelift SD5804, a self-propelled disabled passenger transfer vehicle manufactured by Denge Airport Equipment, that won an innovation award in the category interRAMP at the leading industry trade fair, Inter Airport Europe. The SD5804 is capable of lifting a payload of 1000kg to a height of 5.8m when stationary and has a maximum speed of 30kmh.

Oerlikon Graziano PST transmission is available in two configurations with different ratings, the Dengelift using the PST2 derivative. This twin forward reverse speed unit suits forklift trucks up to 8 tons capacity and ground service equipment with up to 60000N drawbar pull. A single speed forward/reverse PST1 is supplied for forklift trucks up to 4 tons capacity and ground service equipment with up to 25000N drawbar pull. Both transmissions are suitable for engine speeds of 2800rpm and ground speeds up to 25 km/h, and can be supplied with an optional power take off (PTO) delivering 50bhp at 2200rpm through a choice of standard output flanges, including DIN and SAE.

"Thanks to the wide product configuration and reliability record" Ramadori says "we constantly have new applications such as trenchers, cranes and railway service equipment". "Because we work closely with customers from the earliest concept stage of their design process, we can help them to reach an optimum overall design, while using a cost-effective and well proven product." 

For further information please contact:

Stella Roagna

Head of Global Communications Marketing

Drive Systems Segment

Oerlikon Graziano

T +39 011 9570 206


Erika Gastaldi

Marketing & Communications Specialist

Oerlikon Graziano

T +39 011 9570 945


About Oerlikon Drive Systems

Oerlikon Drive Systems, with its brands Oerlikon Graziano and Oerlikon Fairfield, is a leading worldwide provider of complete drive systems, gearing solutions and transmission components, with a product portfolio providing transmissions for high performance cars, complete solutions for all-wheel drive vehicles and agricultural tractors, as well as Torque-Hub® planetary drives for industrial machinery and off-highway mobile equipment. The know-how and the capabilities allow the segment to lead the full deployment of a development program from conceptual and simulation phases to mass production, for complete mechatronic driveline systems as well as for single gearing components. With more than 90 years in the market of power transmission, Oerlikon Drive Systems is focused on automotive, off-highway and industrial key markets. Excellent manufacturing, engineering and innovative expertise have made both the brands of the global drive systems supplier of high-tech solutions in all mobility markets.

Visit us online: www.oerlikon.com/drivesystems

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