Commercial Vehicles

Customer-specific valves and actuators for commercial vehicles; high quality solutions for engine, clutch, transmission, chassis, cab, trailer, upfitter applications and more

We have worked in close cooperation with key manufacturers to develop and produce solutions for commercial vehicle technology for over 30 years. Our developers, engineers, and consultants have internationally based expertise and can provide you with support in your native language.

Certified controls for powertrains in trucks and buses
We have years of experience in developing and manufacturing transmission control systems and are now also focusing on engines, turbochargers, and clutch controls. To ensure a constantly high level of quality, our product divisions are certified in accordance with ISO/TS. We offer a wide variety of solutions: pneumatic, electromechanical and electrohydraulic.

Expanded capabilities
In March of 2017, AVENTICS acquired the business of Vector Horizon Technology, LLC (VHtek) in Bowling Green, Kentucky. VHtek and AVENTICS had already been business partners in commercial vehicle development. This acquisition further expanded our capabilities to provide advanced mechatronic solutions for today’s emissions challenges with products such as a universal electrical actuator, hot and cold EGR valves, active and passive intake throttles, exhaust brake and more.

Our commercial vehicle technology in a film

Pneumatic solutions for trucks

Commercial vehicles are always subject to high loads and thus must also function reliably under extreme conditions. Reliability has top priority – it doesn’t pay to compromise! This is why our specifically developed pneumatic components are the top choice. They’re uncompromisingly efficient.

 

Applications for engines

Pneumatic Control Components for Engines

 AVENTICS features a wide spectrum of products ranging from electropneumatic pressure regulators to electropneumatic valve units, cylinders, and directional valves with different actuation options.

 

Applications

Non-return valve

Non-return valve

To increase the service life of pneumatic components and actuators.

  • Protection from high counter pressures
  • Protection from contamination
  • Also available with integrated pressure sensor on request
Mechanical pressure regulator with fixed set point

Mechanical pressure regulator with fixed set point

To increase the service life of pneumatic components and actuators.

  • Protection from pressure spikes
  • Pressure limitation for different applications
  • Exhaust control
Electrically operated switching valve

Electrically operated switching valve

Multi-functional valve for general switching functions.

  • Low power consumption
  • Various valve functions possible
Quick exhaust valve

Quick exhaust valve

For fast pressure reduction.

  • High flow rate with minimum installation space
  • To reduce switch-off times
  • High temperature resistant – to be mounted on the engine „Hot side“
Single-acting working unit with spring return

Single-acting working unit with spring return

To control butterfly valves.

  • Integrated sensor for position monitoring
  • Integrated exhaust air routing
Single-acting cylinders with spring return

Single-acting cylinders with spring return

For precise, continuous control of butterfly valves.

  • Also available in a high-temperature variant
  • Optionally available with an integrated sensor for position monitoring
  • Further configurations available
Electropneumatic pressure regulator

Electropneumatic pressure regulator

These highly dynamic valves convert a control signal into pneumatic pressure, which is used to control various actuators.

  • To meet highest emission standards in exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), to control the power of the turbocharger (WG) or the engine brake
Mechanical pressure regulator valve

Mechanical pressure regulator valve

The valve switches between two supply sources. Optimized pressure supply selection reduces fuel consumption.

  • The integrated pressure regulator guarantees a constant pressure

Universal electrical actuator

Adaptable actuator for precise positioning of flap valves in multiple engine applications.

  • Suitable for application on the hot side of the engine
  • Compact designs for different torque levels
  • Flexible customer interface for integrated or remote applications

High flow poppet EGR valve

Water cooled actuator with outstanding low leakage and low pressure drop. Available in pressure balanced or non-balanced configurations.

  • Industry best response times, high pressure seal at closed position
  • On/Off or proportional controlled

Hot EGR valve

Water cooled actuator with outstanding precision and low leakage. Available in single or dual flap configuration.

  • Precise & reliable operation
  • High flow / low pressure drop

Cold EGR valve & EGR bypass valve

Weight optimized actuator for high torque applications in narrow assembly spaces.

  • Compact, integrated package, robust sealing
  • Minimal pressure drop, BLDC or PMDC option
  • Suitable for highly corrosive environment

Thermal management, back pressure or exhaust brake

Water cooled actuator with maximum torque delivery for command authority.

  • Optimized for exhaust management
  • Able to absorb high pressure gradients
  • Integrated compressed package for minimal space claim

Intake throttle (passive)

Cost optimized intake throttle valve.

  • Available with various inlet/outlet configurations
  • Compact package, designed for harsh environments

Intake throttle (Active)

High performance intake throttle valve with Various Inlet/Outlet Configurations at compact packaging.

  • Designed for Harsh Environments, OBD Ready
  • Specialized Coating for Corrosion Protection (Option)

Applications for clutches

Product overview: control components for clutches

 AVENTICS offers a wide range of electropneumatic valve units and directional valves.

 

Applications

Clutch valve unit – stand-alone

Clutch valve unit – stand-alone

Clutch unit for stand-alone installation. Air is guided through external tubing. Alternatively, routing of the working pressure can be integrated into the housing base.

  • For controlling the clutch actuation cylinder e.g. in AMT or Clutch by wire systems
Clutch valve unit – mechanically integrated

Clutch valve unit – mechanically integrated

The housing of the valve unit also acts as the cover for the clutch actuation cylinder.

  • For controlling the clutch actuation cylinder e.g. in AMT or Clutch by wire systems
Clutch valve unit - Customer specific

Clutch valve unit - Customer specific

Customer adapted solutions for integration of additional functions e.g. transmitting sensor signals through integrated cable harness. Optionally, routing of the working pressure can be integrated into the housing base. 

  • For controlling the clutch actuation cylinder e.g. in AMT or Clutch by wire systems

Applications for transmissions

Functional programming design patterns by Scott Wlaschin

Product overview: control components for transmissions

AVENTICS offers solutions in the area of control units, electropneumatic valve units, and directional valves with various actuation options.

 

Applications

Working unit

Working unit

Cost efficiency through a reduction in assembly times, the number of air connections used, and the installation dimensions.

  • Pressure regulator, filter, switching valve, and cylinder - all integrated into a single housing
4/2-way valve, mechanically operated

4/2-way valve, mechanically operated

Long service life, even under tough conditions (extreme vibrations, temperature fluctuations).

  • Locking functions in manual transmission
  • Selection of shifting range in transmission
3/2-way valve, mechanically operated

3/2-way valve, mechanically operated

Long service life, even under tough conditions (extreme vibrations, temperature fluctuations).

  • Interlock functions in manual transmission
  • Selection of shifting range in transmission
Complex control units

Complex control units

High performance and precise control thanks to electronic regulation of the integrated valves.

  • Regulation and control functions in the transmission
  • Additional external valves can be actuated W Retarder control
Electrically operated switching valve

Electrically operated switching valve

Multi-functional valve for general switching functions.

  • Low power consumption
  • Various valve functions possible
2x3/2-way valve, electrically operated

2x3/2-way valve, electrically operated

A joint compressed air connection for easy assembly and cost reduction.

  • Locking functions in manual transmission
  • Selection of shifting range in transmission
2x3/2-way valve, mechanically operated

2x3/2-way valve, mechanically operated

Up to 3 switching positions can be realized with this NO-NO valve.

  • Intended for direct fitting to the transmission
  • Selection of shifting range in transmission
4/2-way valve, electrically operated

4/2-way valve, electrically operated

Fast switching times and a long service life, even under tough conditions (extreme vibrations, temperature fluctuations).

  • Interlock functions in manual transmission
  • Selection of shifting range in transmission
4/2-way valve, pneumatically operated

4/2-way valve, pneumatically operated

Fast switching times and a long service life, even under tough conditions (extreme vibrations, temperature fluctuations).

  • Interlock functions in manual transmission
  • Selection of shifting range in transmission