Scheuerle upgrades PPUs

4 January 2021

Scheuerle has upgraded its Z180 and Z390 Power Pack Units (PPUs), which now feature a new colour display and enhanced electronics.

Z180 and Z390 PPUs are used to drive SPMT (Self Propelled Modular Transporter) modules and are suitable for use even under extreme weather conditions. The Z180 drives 16 through to a maximum of 40 pendulum axles while the Z390 propels 26 up to a maximum of 80 pendulum axles (each with a 48t axle load). The Z180 provides 180kW and the Z390 390kW.

A new feature is the twelve-inch colour display at the end of the drive unit. Scheuerle says the display’s modern design allows the operator to see the most important information on hydraulics, engine functions and fill levels at a glance via the start page of the main menu.

Control icons indicate special operating conditions as well as other essential information such as Adblue and fuel levels, while the intuitive touch-screen control provides the user with quick access to the various sub-menus.  

“The model upgrade of the two PPU series is based on a comprehensive overhaul of the PPU electronics,” said Scheuerle and added that this is accompanied by significantly improved diagnostic functions. This information allows the service technician to remotely guide the vehicle operating unit when troubleshooting.