What is a Gearbox actuator?
Gearbox actuator is an electromechanical device to change the gears without any other external physical intervention.
The traditional mechanical shifter system with cables or rod are replaced by electronic Shift-by-wire mechanism and actuator in the gearbox saving weight, space and improving interior design.
GEARBOX ACTUATOR AND ITS ECU
The Shift-by-Wiresystem uses a small and compact electromechanical device that moves the gearbox axis with the required speed and effort to change gear.
To ensure the device performs correctly, you must have standard electronic control architectures hardware / software (ECU) and already be validated by Ficosa following the latest directives in ISO 26262 Functional Safety. The ECU can be integrated or in a separate box and allows different configurations.
Ficosa as a Tier 1 supplier developes and manufactures actuators and integrated control software, including non-contact sensors, power electronics, and thermal dissipation elements, for Automatic Sequential Transmissions and Double Clutch applications, from traditional propulsion vehicles to hybrid and electric power source.
UNIVERSAL GEARBOX ACTUATOR
- Robotised AT/TCT/DCT/DSG gearboxes, witha reduced Intrusive Safety System
- Complete Shift by Wire System approach (SbWshifter+ ECU + GBA)
- No mechanical links between the driver and the gearbox (hence no NVH transmission, the same HMI effortin all conditions, freed)
- Weight reduction> -30% vs. traditional Bowden ATX Systems