PRESS RELEASE 11.06.2018

Texelis Launches TXP 14 &18 Platforms at Eurosatory 2018

 

Limoges, France; 11th June 2018: A new chassis system is launched today at Eurosatory by Texelis on stand C268 in Hall 5A. The unit, called the Texelis Platform or TXP family, has been designed for armoured vehicles up to 18 ton gross vehicle weight.

The chassis designed by Texelis includes everything from the wheels through suspension, steering, powerpack, transmission to the dashboard and all the vehicle mobility electronics.

Combining leading proven, in-production subsystems from suppliers including Cummins, Powerline and Allison, the chassis provides customers with the ability to mount their own designed hull onto a chassis designed to meet the requirements of a rugged 4x4 off road vehicle.

“We identified during in-depth market analysis a global requirement for a 4x4 chassis system as an alternative to the current ageing and lightweight offerings,” said Jean Vandel, Business Development Director at Texelis.

“The TXP 14&18 Platforms combine recent developments in automotive technology to provide the user with a reliable, advanced mobility solution onto which they can mount their own hull design.

“We see the chassis as the base of a range of vehicles from patrol, through C4ISR, medevac, logistics and recce,” added Mr Vandel.

The system will be provided in two versions.  The TXP 14, using a Texelis and Timoney designed T700™ axle system, is for 14 ton GVW vehicles and the TXP 18 using the Timoney T900™ for vehicles up to 18 ton. The two versions give users the opportunity to capitalise on a common running gear and hence reduce the logistics and support requirements.

The TXP platform is fitted with a Cummins 6 cylinders and an automatic Allison 6 speed gearbox, an independent suspension system, a hydraulic steering system, All Terrain Rubber Runflats, ABS brakes and a central tyre inflation system (CTIS).

The technical characteristics of the TXP chassis include:

Chassis load capacity 8,000kg to 12,500kg
Wheel Base 3850mm
Turning radius 10m
Road clearance under transfer case 550mm
Maximum speed 110km/h
Gradient 60%
Range 1000km
Towing capacity UP to 10,000kg
Ambient temperature -35°C to +50°C
Diesel engine 350HP
Double wishbone, independent suspension with springs and shock absorbers
Steering system with hydraulic actuator

Texelis Platform or TXP family, launched at Eurosatory 2018, has been designed for armoured vehicles up to 18 ton gross vehicle weight. The chassis includes everything from the wheels through suspension, steering, powerpack, transmission to the dashboard and all the vehicle mobliity electronics.

About Texelis

Texelis has been designing and producing axle systems and drivelines for military vehicles, metro, trams, busses and trucks for over 40 years. Its key expertise is converting the power generated by the motor, whatever type, into effective vehicle motion.

The company employs more than 300 staff and operates form a 35,000m² manufacturing facility on the edge of Limoges, France, wich is currently undergoing a multimillion euro modernisation programme. The company's turnover is in excess of €70 million. The company has a pedigree stretching back nearly 80 years of supplying engineered solutions. For further information please visit www.texelis.com.


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Marontech Communications

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Texelis Platform or TXP family, launched at Eurosatory 2018, has been designed for armoured vehicles up to 18 ton gross vehicle weight. The chassis includes everything from the wheels through suspension, steering, powerpack, transmission to the dashboard and all the vehicle mobility electronics.

About Texelis

Texelis has been designing and producing axle systems and drivelines for military vehicles, metro, trams, busses and trucks for over 40 years.  Its key expertise is converting the power generated by the motor, whatever type, into effective vehicle motion.

The company employs more than 300 staff and operates form a 35,000m2 manufacturing facility on the edge of Limoges, France, which is currently undergoing a multimillion euro modernisation programme. The company’s turnover is in excess of €70 million.  The company has a pedigree stretching back nearly 80 years of supplying engineered solutions.  For further information please visit www.texelis.com.

For further information or high resolution version of the images, please contact:

Mark Broughton

Marontech Communications

Tel: +44 (0) 2897 518000 or Mobile: +44 (0) 7880 506345

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