Schaeffler electric axle actuatorAn integrated electromechanical actuator for multi-speed electric axles and an integrated parking lock actuator for ICE, hybrid and electric powertrains have been developed by Schaeffler.

The electric axle actuator (EAA) will go into volume production this year and is said to be based on the proven active interlock transmission actuator with integrated interlocking but operates without a selector axis. The company says that except for a minimal idling current, this actuator has almost zero energy losses. The integrated parking lock actuator (PLA) was developed for the parking lock function in electric vehicles.