An electromechanical unit for Kamaz trucks

MTA News – November 2019


Kamaz, the acronym for Kamskiy Avto Zavod or "Kamskiy car factory," an important Russian truck manufacturer since 1976 that is also known for its numerous victories in the Paris Dakar, has launched the first new truck of the K5 family, the 54901.

Kamaz plans to expand its market share by offering a product that stands out for its design, ergonomics, and driving comfort, equipped with a new 450 hp engine and a 12-speed gearbox.

For this new family of trucks, MTA developed a unit together with the customer. The unit will be supplied directly from our Indian plant in Pune, where the molding and assembly take place. To satisfy the different uses of the trucks it is installed in, the unit can be set up with different types of fuses from our production – up to five MidiVal fuses (from 30 A to 120 A) and two 125 A MegaVal fuses – while power distribution is ensured by a bus bar in copper alloy. The unit has an IP67 degree of protection thanks to a pre-assembled silicone gasket placed between the body and the unit's cover, as well as gaskets and relative retainers with different sections.The lid is secured by a co-molded closure and five latches with acoustic verification, which preload the lid against the gasket. Steel compression limiters are located in the three installation holes to reduce loss of tightening torque due to vibrations and heat. It is also equipped with a jump-start plug to allow direct access to the current supplied by the battery.

Power box with MiniVal and MegaVal fuses

Power distribution units

Learn more about MTA’s electromechanical units supplied to cars, motorcycles and heavy-duty vehicles.