Dana Enhances Spicer™ Apps with Nine New Calculators

Nov 5, 2013

MAUMEE, Ohio, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) has upgraded its free Spicer™ iPhone and iPad applications with nine additional easy-to-use, technical calculators to aid its aftermarket customers in making accurate and efficient repairs.

In addition to the fuel savings, driveshaft revolutions per minute (RPM), and driveline angle calculators offered in earlier versions, Dana has added calculators to convert cubic inches and liters and to configure tire height, torsional analysis, horsepower and torque, vehicle speed, rod ratio, engine displacement, gear ratio, and engine RPM.  These user-friendly applications were developed to give Dana customers a quick, convenient way to crunch numbers and maximize product safety and performance.

"Dana is committed to not only manufacturing quality products, but also to equipping our customers with informative literature and applications that can aid them in getting the most out of their driving experience," said Bill Gryzenia, vice president and general manager for the Dana Aftermarket Group. "We will continue to create reliable digital tools that help our consumers gain insights into our products and ensure their vehicles are operating as efficiently and safely as possible."

Several of the new calculators – such as those measuring engine displacement, RPM, vehicle speed, and horsepower and torque – can be used by auto enthusiasts interested in the power of an engine. Consumers can measure a vehicle's engine displacement by pinpointing the vehicle's engine cylinder bore area, stroke of the crankshaft, and the number of cylinders. The calculator then relays the overall volume of air displaced by the engine in both imperial and metric figures.

In order to calculate the potential engine RPM of an automobile, the Spicer apps offer three separate calculators to identify the axle gear ratio, the tire height, and the vehicle speed – the three numbers needed to determine RPM.

Looking beyond engine power, one of the most complex tools included in the upgraded app is Dana's torsional analysis calculator. By plugging in data, such as the slope and angle of the vehicle's axle and driveshafts, Dana's torsional analysis calculator can examine possible torsional and inertial level problems caused by the vehicle's driveline installation. This calculator saves the customer trial-and-error time of trying to reduce vibration issues by guiding drivers toward the necessary figures to remedy the problem.

To gain access to these number-crunching tools, aftermarket customers can download both the Spicer for iPad and Spicer tool kit apps for free from the iTunes App Store by searching "Spicer." Consumers already using the applications can choose to update their apps to receive the latest calculators. For more information about Spicer® parts, visit www.spicerparts.com.

About Dana in the Aftermarket
Powered by recognized brands such as Dana®, Spicer®, Victor Reinz®, Glaser®, GWB®, Thompson®, Tru-Cool®, SVL®, and Transejes™, Dana delivers a broad range of aftermarket solutions – including genuine, all makes, and value lines – servicing passenger, commercial, and off-highway vehicles across the globe. Leveraged by a global network of 13 distribution centers, Dana's dedicated aftermarket team provides technical service, customer support, high fill rates, and on-time delivery to customers around the globe. For more information, please visit www.dana.com/aftermarket.

About Dana Holding Corporation
Dana is a world-leading supplier of driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of passenger, commercial, and off-highway vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. The company's global network of engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities provides original-equipment and aftermarket customers with local product and service support. Based in Maumee, Ohio, Dana employs more than 23,000 people in 26 countries and reported 2012 sales of $7.2 billion. For more information, please visit www.dana.com.

SOURCE Dana Holding Corporation