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Gearbox types

Do you know the types of gearboxes?

Become an expert and master the characteristics, differences, advantages and disadvantages of the gearbox.

If you are an automechanics enthusiast, you have surely been interested in gearboxes at some point. You may wonder… Which one is better? What breakdowns can they cause depending on their typology?

Don’t worry because at Monedero we are experts in components for heavy and light commercial vehicles, special vehicles and buses. And in this section, we will tell you everything you need to know about one of the most important parts of your vehicle’s powertrain: the gearbox.

 

The gearbox

We know it is very important, but few people really know how it works or the wide variety of typologies, not to mention the advantages and disadvantages of each one!

We could define the gearbox as a system that takes care of transferring the engine torque to the driving wheels in an effective way. This means that the rotational speed of the engine is transcribed into different speeds for the wheels of the vehicle.

Gearbox types for trucks and buses

One might think that all vehicles can have the same types of gearboxes, but this is not the case. While it is common for buses, coaches and trucks to have a similar gearbox mechanism, in the case of passenger cars things are different.

For this reason, in this post we will talk exclusively about those used in trucks. These are: mechanical, automated and automatic.

 

·      Mechanical gearbox:

A truck with a manual gearbox requires the driver to change the gear ratio. This is done when the driver depresses the clutch and moves the gearshift in order to adapt the power of the truck to the speed at which it is traveling.

Therefore, they need the clutch pedal to disengage the truck from the gearbox. In this way, the motive power is disconnected with the gearbox. If this were not the case, when shifting gears, the pinions or synchromesh could break.

Today, it is still quite common for passenger cars and light vehicles to use manual gearboxes. However, when it comes to heavy vehicles, automated or automatic gearboxes are the most common. In recent years, automatic gearboxes have become very popular, due to all the advantages they offer… Do you want to know more? Keep on reading.

    • Advantages of the mechanical gearbox

Because there are still many more used manual gearboxes, it is easier to find a replacement if you do not want to buy a new one. Therefore, the buyer will have a wide range to choose from and the purchase is likely to be more economical.

 

    • Disadvantages of mechanical gearboxes

Mechanical gearboxes are prone to more breakdowns than automated and automatic gearboxes. Among the most common breakdowns we find the breakage of synchronizers.

The synchronizers are responsible for braking the shafts so that they do not wear out and break. This failure is a great danger, since it can cause that “the gear does not engage” or “a gear remains engaged” and cannot be removed. This could lead to more mechanical breakdowns and therefore a loss of safety for the driver and the truck driver.

Mechanical gearbox MERCEDES BENZ G155-G180
Mechanical gearbox MERCEDES BENZ G155-G180
  • Automated gearbox (also known as piloted or robotized):

The automated gearbox has a similar physical structure to the manual gearbox. However, it is controlled by a computer that makes gear changes possible without the driver’s intervention.

Automated gearboxes have an electro-pneumatic control unit that is responsible for carrying out the gear changes requested or programmed by the driver. This same control unit is responsible for clutch engagement and, therefore, there is no need to depress the clutch. As a curiosity, it should be noted that they do not have a clutch pedal, however, they do have an internal clutch managed by the electro-pneumatic control unit.

    • Advantages of the automated gearbox

What has it meant for a truck driver to switch from a manual to an automated gearbox? We have the answer: comfort and lightness.

Drivers no longer have to shift gears, so the truck shifts gears as needed, which makes driving easier and aids fuel management.

For example, when the truck is climbing a hill and is heavily loaded, it automatically downshifts one gear or even two gears at once. By not having to depress the clutch, the shifting time is reduced and therefore the truck does not miss a beat, it climbs with more power. This results in less strain on the engine and far fewer breakdowns than with manual gearboxes.

Automated gearbox ASTRONIC LITE 6AS1000
Automated gearbox ASTRONIC LITE 6AS1000

 

·        Automatic gearbox:

A truck with an automatic gearbox adapts the gears by itself. Automatic gearboxes are usually hydraulic, with hydraulic disc packs that are mechanically governed by pressure. However, the most modern ones operate electronically.

Among the advantages of this type of gearbox we find, mainly, comfort. Drivers do not need to be aware of adapting the gear to the speed, since they use only the accelerator and the brake, without the clutch.

 

    • Advantages of the automatic gearbox

Automatic gearboxes offer greater driving comfort. In addition, they break down much less than mechanical gearboxes and are nowadays, due to their popularity, readily available.

Moreover, contrary to popular belief, automatic gearboxes are not more dangerous than mechanical ones, nor can they lose control going downhill. They adapt to the required speed, braking (or using the intarder) when going downhill. Moreover, even without a clutch pedal, the driver can reduce speed with the brake.

Automatic gearbox ECOLIFE 6AP 17008B
Automatic gearbox ECOLIFE 6AP 17008B

 

In Auto Comercial Monedero we faithfully believe that information is power and that with it you are able to make better decisions. Let our experts advise you and you won’t miss anything. Thanks to the section of this blog you will learn everything you need to know about the automotive sector.

A little more about us…

Monedero has been serving the automotive sector for 25 years. Today, we operate in more than 70 countries, making us one of the benchmark companies in the automotive sector.

We are characterized by our commitment to quality and the environment, as well as our investment of resources in R+D+i.

One of our greatest strengths is our human resources. Our professionals are highly qualified and specialized in the automotive sector. Therefore, we are prepared to always offer you the best solution to your problems, thanks to our experience and knowledge in the market. In short: people, experience and know how.

Want to keep learning with Monedero? Read our blog and… Become an expert!
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Vocational Training students visit Monedero!

The aim of the visit is to establish a relationship between the students and the company in order to bring the students closer to the world of work.

During last week the students of Vocational Training of IES Jorge Manrique visited the facilities of Auto Comercial Monedero.  The synergy between the two parties was created with the aim of bringing students closer to the world of work, encouraging them to enrol in Dual Vocational Training and encouraging them to carry out work experience in the company to boost their professional career.

La FP en Administración conocen los diferentes departamentos de AC Monedero y las funciones de estos- Fuente AC Monedero, 2023
Administration students discover the different departments of Monedero and their functions/ Source: AC Monedero (2023)

Practice makes perfect

The students of the Advanced Automotive and Bodywork and Painting Degree, as well as those of the Hybrid and Electric Specialisation Course, were very satisfied with the visit to the company’s facilities.  It should be noted that they showed special interest in those areas related to their educational field, such as the Workshop and the Technical Area.

Los alumnos de FP en Automoción conocen el taller de la mano de Jose Antonio Moratalla- AC Monedero, 2023
Automotive students learn about Monedero’s workshop from Jose Antonio Moratalla/ AC Monedero (2023)

José Antonio Moratalla, head of the workshop, explained to them the rebuilding and assembly verification department, which ensures the optimal functioning of the assemblies and a high degree of reliability.  As well as the facilities equipped with high-tech machinery, they were particularly impressed by the two test benches. In addition, they were able to use the machinery and tools in the workshop, putting into practice the knowledge acquired during the academic course.

La FP en Automoción pone en práctica sus conocimientos en las instalaciones de AC Monedero- Fuente AC Monedero, 2023
Automotive students put their knowledge into practice at the Monedero facilities/ Source AC Monedero (2023)

Visit to the facilities

For their part, the students of the Intermediate and Advanced Management Degrees enjoyed a complete tour of the company’s facilities.  Thus, they got to know in depth the company’s departments and, therefore, the positions they could apply for internships or for future employment. In addition, the heads of the different departments gave a talk about the daily workings of the company.

It should be noted that all the students were able to benefit from the advice given by Lucía Sahuquillo, head of Human Resources. She guided them on how to prepare a CV successfully, while she introduced them to the various platforms through which they can search for employment, such as Linkedin or Infojobs.

Finally, the visit ended at the logistics centre, where IES Jorge Manrique received the donation of a gearbox and a steering box by Monedero in collaboration with Recitruck.

La FP en Automoción recibe una donación por parte de AC Monedero y Recitruck- Fuente AC Monedero, 2023
Automotive vocational training receives a donation from Monedero and Recitruck/ Source: AC Monedero (2023)

Leader in the automotive sector

Auto Comercial Monedero was created with the aim of serving the automotive sector, providing the market with high quality services and products. Currently, the company develops, manufactures and distributes spare parts, being a reference in the sector and operating in more than 70 countries.

Its values include a commitment to quality, the environment, the well-being of people, as well as its commitment to R+D+i. Monedero is a symbol of quality, technology and excellence.

 

Monedero, we make you go far

Monedero, official distributor of Eaton

We have become distributors of the Eaton brand and, in this way, we offer you a wide range of spare parts for gearbox, differential and engine.

Since December 1st, Monedero has taken over the official distribution of Eaton components and… at Auto Comercial Monedero we are Official Distributors of the best brands in the automotive sector worldwide!

This alliance was born with the aim of being able to offer you the best products of one of the best brands in the automotive sector. With this new incorporation, we offer you a wide range of spare parts for gearbox, differential and engine.

Eaton, a legacy of innovation

Eaton was founded in 1911 by Joseph Eaton, investing in a new idea: the development of the first gear-driven truck axle. Over the years, it has expanded its portfolio of products, services and systems to become one of the world’s most respected brands.

 

 

 

More than 100 years later, Eaton continues to grow, thanks to its commitment to quality and its spirit of innovation.

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Remember that until December 25th the #BlackMonedero is still active. Use the code BLACKMON22 and enjoy an exclusive 3% discount on all your online orders through the new B2B platform… take advantage and check out the entire Eaton range!

Monedero, committed to quality

 

 

New b2b web platform

Monedero presents its new b2b web platform with more than 1 million references, complete traceability and personalised technical assistance in real time.

Our new b2b web platform is designed to be more accessible, effective and faster in order to offer you the best possible user experience.

Here you have access to complete catalogues with more than 1 million references. In addition, if you register you will be able to enjoy a multitude of advantages.

Advantages

Do you already know what we have to offer? Discover below all the functions available on our new platform:

  • Consultations: thanks to our responsive and multilingual model, you can consult the references you are interested in from any device and any place.
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What are you waiting for? Enter our b2b web platform and enjoy everything we have to offer.

Monedero, “Closer than ever, Close as always”.

Black Month arrives at Monedero

Enjoy an exclusive 3% discount on your online orders through our B2B platform… more than 1 million references available!

Our new website, which integrates a B2B platform, already has hundreds of registered users in just one month since its inauguration. To celebrate the good reception, we have decided to reward you with a very special Black Fridaya month of online discounts on all our products!

The promotion starts on 25th November and will run until 25th December, valid on all products ordered through our B2B platform. To find out more, you can check the legal terms and conditions on our website by clicking here.

Read on, because in this article you will find out everything you need to do to make sure you don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

Enjoy #BlackMonedero

Black Friday at Monedero lasts a month! In order to benefit from the promotion you only have to follow a few simple steps:

 

 

1. Register in our online shop.
2. Fill your shopping cart with the products you need.
3. When you are going to finalize your purchase, enter the code: BLACKMON22
4. You already have a 3% discount on your purchase! Remember that you can use it unlimited and with no minimum amount.

All brands and products available

In our online shop you can find the best brands in the sector: Monedero, ZF, Bosch, Meritor, Victor Reinz, Glaser, Wabco, Eaton, Lemforder, Jaltest, Valeo, Hella, TRW, Kolbenschmidt, Sachs…. As well as a multitude of products, such as spare parts for engine, gearbox, clutch, differential, power steering, suspension and brakes.
We have application components for heavy and light commercial vehicles, passenger cars and vans, special vehicles… and more! and more!

New B2B platform

In addition to exclusive discounts, this platform gives you access to product data sheets, various search options, document management and personalised and immediate technical assistance.

If you don’t have an account on our B2B platform yet, this is your moment! Sign up to enjoy Black Friday and all the advantages it offers you.

 

Monedero es distribuidor oficial de Victor Reinz y Glaser

Monedero, official distributor of Reinz and Glaser

In our new Web & B2B platform you have access to the complete catalogue… Enter, register and discover everything we can offer you!

Both brands belong to the Dana Group, a world leader in the supply of highly engineered technologies, sealing and thermal management. Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Maumee, Ohio, it focuses primarily on three markets: passenger cars, commercial trucks, and off-road equipment.

Both Glaser and Victor Reinz are manufactured from the Aragonese plant, Dana Automoción, located in Zaragoza and created in 1964.

 

Plant in Dana Automoción /                                                  Source: Heraldo.es (2020)

Victor Reinz, synonymous of innovation

Founded in 1920, the brand represents an important part of German automotive history. Reinz has over 90 years of experience in high performance automotive system sealing systems. In addition, thanks to its commitment to innovation, it has become the preferred partner within the European automotive industry.

In 1993, the Dana Group acquired the Reinz Company. Currently, it is a leader in many product segments on the market and is specialized in gaskets, seals, screws, etc. It is especially recognized for the quality of its gaskets!

Glaser, maximum quality

The brand has been on the market for more than 40 years producing spare parts for engine gaskets. The full range of the products it offers meets high OEM quality standards.

Glaser not only stands out for the quality of its products but also for the people who work in its company, since it is committed to training its employees and their professional development. These values, together with the trust and commitment that they invest in their human resources, make it a recognized brand in the international market of the automotive spare parts sector.

Auto Comercial Monedero continues working to offer you the highest quality products. You can find the entire range of Victor Reinz and Glaser products on our Web & B2B platform

 

NEW CORPORATE VIDEO

At Monedero we work every day pursuing a dream: to achieve the highest quality standards, in record time.

In our new corporate video you will be able to see how is the day to day of Auto Comercial Monedero. How we carry out the necessary processes to obtain the highest quality products and services in the automotive sector.

Tradition and dedication to walk the path of the future.

Our products are present in the daily lives of our customers, and we accompany them by providing them with security and confidence.

Since its foundation, Monedero has not stopped growing, to the point of becoming a benchmark in the world market for spare parts. We are capable of designing, manufacturing, distributing and advising, adapting to the needs of each client, because each client is unique.

Offering integral, innovative, personalized and fast solutions is the basis of everything we are, of everything we do. We have the experience, we know the market and we stand for quality.

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We are growing, and by doing so we preserve the best of our essence. We are committed to technology and a staff of highly qualified and motivated professionals, to respond to the highest demands of the present and move forward strongly into the future.

No matter what challenges the market poses to us. We always get the best results. That is why we have been leaders in our sector for more than 20 years. For us there are no limits, that is why research and development are part of our company philosophy, offering the solutions that our customers demand, with the continuous launch of new products.

Achieving constant improvement in our processes is the way we pursue our dream. We will not stop doing it. Because if you need it, we want to be prepared to offer you the unimaginable.

We have everything you need to make you go far.

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Gearbox types
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