Conference Programme



Day 1: Wednesday 13 February

NETWORKING BREAKFAST: Join us on the opening morning for our complimentary networking breakfast!
08:15 - 08:55

Opening Session
09:00 - 16:30

Moderator

Bill Van Amburg
Executive vice president
Calstart
USA

09:00

Beachheads for change – the global urban drive to zero and impact on industrial vehicles

Bill Van Amburg
Executive vice president
Calstart
USA
Based on research into market economics, technology readiness and component transferability, there is a clear emerging pathway for electrified on- and off-road commercial vehicles and equipment. With the advent of a new Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero program targeting major urban regions, what is the impact on and benefit for industrial vehicle electrification and where will it be targeted? This presentation will review these emerging market segments, identify the top geographies driving this change and provide insights into what industrial segments will benefit from these markets and also may be required to electrify rapidly.

09:30

Electric Site: the future of quarries is electric

Uwe Müller
Chief project manager - advanced engineering
Volvo Construction Equipment
SWEDEN
Volvo CE teamed up with its customer Skanska and other collaboration partners on a groundbreaking study to create the world’s first ‘emission-free’ quarry. The results beat all expectations, including a 98% reduction in carbon emissions, driving a transformation of the quarry and aggregates industry. Uwe Müller, chief project manager of the Electric Site at Volvo CE, shares insights from the project and its huge potential for environmental, efficiency, safety and cost benefits. The prototype line-up at Electric Site included a dual-powered, cable-connected excavator, an autonomous, battery-electric load carrier, and a hybrid-electric wheel loader.

10:00

Energy reduction and clean technology

Willem Nieuwland
Project leader/system group leader
Hyster-Yale Group
NETHERLANDS
Hyster is developing a zero-emissions version of its Laden Container Handler. A key element is high efficiency of the vehicle to provide long operation without refueling hydrogen or recharging the battery. Two functions of the vehicle have the highest energy consumption: traction and lifting the load. Other functions like tilting or steering require less energy. Energy recovery in traction is standard on most EVs; new for container handlers is energy recovery while lowering the load. In other words: regain the energy needed for lifting. Hyster will present the first results of its patent-pending hydraulic full flow recovery system.

10:30 - 11:00

Break

11:00

Marketable electric drivetrain concepts for small tractors

Dr Stephan Hammes
Skill team leader powertrain integration
AVL Tractor Engineering Germany GmbH
GERMANY
Thomas Woopen
Vehicle development engineer for electrification
AVL Tractor Engineering Germany GmbH
GERMANY
Battery-electric vehicles will be the key factor for zero-emission standards. Replacing conventional powertrains with electric drivetrains is currently the most applied concept in agricultural business. The new structured e-Tractor creates the basis to exploit the potential of electric drives. The operational time is maximized with an innovative power chassis, system costs are reduced by flexible vehicle use and working processes are optimized by smart implementation solutions. The vehicle is based on a new modular system: the power chassis provides up to 75kW and serves as a base platform for modules such as implements, power packs and autonomous driving unit.

11:30

Powertrain optimization using electrohydraulic system

Jean Heren
System advanced engineering manager
Poclain Hydraulics
FRANCE
Partial or full integration of electric solutions into off-highway vehicles is an opportunity for optimization of working equipment such as excavators, harvesters or material handling machinery. When used in closed-loop circuits, hydrostatic drives offer a simple, robust and efficient solution for energy recovery and performance optimization. Poclain Hydraulics and its customer engineering experts have developed innovative solutions taking the best of both worlds thanks to hydraulic high-performances solutions and electrohydraulic systems. This will be illustrated during the presentation using real case applications, such as excavator slew drive, harvester ground drive and winches.

12:00

Designing electrified heavy equipment using system simulation

Romain Nicolas
System engineer - Simcenter Amesim for Trucks, Buses and Off-highway applications
Siemens PLM
FRANCE
Heavy equipment electrification needs to occur early in the product design development cycle to define the best systems architecture of the machine, while balancing attributes such as fuel efficiency, productivity and autonomy. System simulation is a key methodology that can support predicting the performance of electrified systems as early as possible in the design process. In this presentation we will show the method of electrifying a heavy excavator from hybrid architecture selection to electric system optimization. The objective is to reach the best compromise between total cost of ownership (fuel efficiency) and productivity (cycle time).

Moderator

Bill Van Amburg
Executive vice president
Calstart
USA

12:30 - 13:45

Lunch

13:45

Energy efficiency improvements for hydraulic linear drives

Dierk Peitsmeyer
Product portfolio manager
Bucher Hydraulics
GERMANY
Hybrid and electrically driven machines with powerful linear drives will use hydraulics. Hydraulic cylinders provide high forces, greatest compactness, reliability for heavy-duty conditions, easy overload protection, shock resistance and simple design. Today applied hydraulics have poor efficiency due to their system layout. Hydraulics could be efficient if the system were changed and highly efficient components applied. Hybrid and electric machines with expensive energy storage must save energy through efficiency improvements. Otherwise expensive battery power is converted into heat and wasted. This presentation shows how new hydraulics could meet the requirements of hybrid and electric machines in an optimal way.

14:15

An electrified drives and control platform for multifunctional vehicles

Dr Markus Merkel
Professor
Aalen University of Applied Sciences
GERMANY
Dirk Schuhmann
Academic assistant
Aalen University of Applied Sciences Institute for Virtual Product Development
GERMANY
Multifunctional vehicles are operated by towns for mowing, cleaning or winter maintenance. Within the MUFFELPlus research project, an electrified platform has been developed to help to reduce emissions. The hybrid vehicle concept is based on a Holder C70 with combustion engine and battery system. The basic cell of the powertrain is an 8kW synchronous reluctance motor combined with a planetary gearbox for each wheel. Two motors controlled by a dual inverter are integrated in a front and rear axle of the 'Knicklenker', allowing load splitting and torque vectoring in each condition. The complete system is scalable.

14:45

E-motor design using multi-physics optimization

Dr Lars Fredriksson
Business VP – simulation-driven innovation
Altair Engineering GmbH
GERMANY
The study shows how Altair has approached the challenge of improving the total design balance in e-motor development. It has been executed with active support from Porsche AG. The classical motor efficiency/power design problem is coupled with other physics to account for thermal effects, structural boundary conditions and vibrations. Additional effects of the inverter on the motor performance will also be evaluated by integration of controls and physical modeling. The objective of the design optimization is to maximize torque and power under defined driving conditions. Simultaneously, rotor stresses, motor vibrations and motor temperature must be kept within certain limits.

15:15 - 15:45

Break

15:45 - 16:30

Panel Discussion - Bringing together the 'Electric & Hybrid' and 'Powertrain' audience to discuss - 'Engineering challenges transitioning from traditional IC powertrains to electrification and hybridization' - Lead by Steve Sokolsky, CALSTART

Panel Moderator:

Steve Sokolsky
Programme manager
Calstart
USA

Panelists:

Shaun Mepham
Chief engineer for electric vehicle systems
AxleTech
USA
John Bennett
Chief technology officer and vice president of global product strategy
Meritor
USA
Phillip Scarth
Head of basic technologies
FPT Powertrain Technologies
SWITZERLAND
Thomas Woopen
Vehicle development engineer for electrification
AVL Tractor Engineering Germany GmbH
GERMANY

Drinks Party - held in IVT Expo hall 11.1

Day 2: Thursday 14 February

Welcome Refreshments
08:15 - 08:55

Session Opens
09:00 - 16:45

Moderator

Alex Schey
CEO
Vantage Power Ltd
UK

09:00

Hybridization trends in the global off-highway vehicle market

Pietro Boggia
Principal consultant, mobility
Frost & Sullivan
UK
Demand for hybridization in the global OHV market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.6% for the period of 2017 to 2025. Asia is expected to dominate the hybridization market in terms of volume through the forecasted period. Excavators, bulldozers and loaders will experience the highest penetration of hybrid powertrains, given their widespread application and acceptance in the construction and mining segment. Among these, loaders are expected gain the maximum market adoption for hybridization. Equipment manufacturers have realized the growth potential of the hybrid market and hence focus is now shifted toward hybridization to tackle stringent emission norms and enhance fuel efficiency. The competitive landscape is expected to witness more joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and technology transfers, which will further intensify the market competition; however, traditional players will drive the segment’s development.

09:30

The E-DEUTZ approach for non-highway applications

Ralf Plieninger
Head of electrification
Deutz AG
GERMANY
This presentation will focus on the next steps in the E-DEUTZ approach, which involves the development of fully functional electrified drivetrains for real-world mobile machinery. The investigated approaches cover the range from a mild hybrid powertrain that combines a combustion engine < 56kW with a 20kW electrical machine, across full-scale hybrid-electric vehicles (HEV) to fully electrified battery-electric vehicles (BEV). The review will also address the conceptual layout, the mechanical and electrical design of powertrains in demonstrator vehicles, and the impact on real-world fuel economy and emission reduction.

10:00

Electric and hybrid powertrain solutions for the access industry

Ignacy Puszkiewicz
Senior director, advanced technology and industrial design
JLG Industries Inc
USA
The presentation will focus on the current state of the art and trends in the development of electric and hybrid powertrain solutions for access machines (aerial work platforms). Mobile elevated work platforms are an ideal application for hybrid power systems due to the duty cycles and requirements to work in partially and sometimes fully closed building envelopes. Over the last 20 years, hybrid power machines have become prevalent in the construction industry. However, very few companies offer both series and parallel hybrid designs. These products reduce emissions and noise while minimizing fuel consumption without sacrificing power or performance, and providing flexibility in machine usage.

10:30 - 11:00

Break

11:00

Generation 2 MHEV systems for off-highway machinery

Ryan Maughan
Founder
Avid Technology Group
UK
Generation 1 MHEV systems are rapidly coming to market in the passenger vehicle field with a range of technologies, the most common being focused on BISG machines to recover energy under braking and provide torque assistance under acceleration. Second-generation MHEVs are now under development, featuring more highly integrated electrical machines and the elimination of the engine front-end belt drive. This technology is very applicable due to its utilization of higher power- and torque-capable integrated electrical machines, opportunities for improved engine thermal management and emissions control through systems electrification and the shift to 48V for other high-power consumers.

11:30

Challenges and opportunities in thermal management of electric and hybrid machines

Josef Graubmann
Managing director
Ymer Technology GmbH
GERMANY
With the implementation of electric drivetrains, thermal management will become even more important and will be one of the challenges for off-highway OEMs. In addition to the battery, the cab and other (driveline and hydraulic) components need to be cooled or heated. Ymer Technology's complete thermal management system (TMS) focuses on all cooling and heating demands in machines and puts an end to separately developed cooling and heating systems. The system is modular and scalable, and focuses on highest energy efficiency by reusing waste heat and passive cooling wherever possible.

12:00

Changing supply chain – new players emerging in industrial vehicles

12:30 - 13:45

Lunch

Moderator

Alex Schey
CEO
Vantage Power Ltd
UK

13:45

Hybrid powertrain and traction battery for hybrid refuse vehicles

Greg Harris
Global electrification services leader
Horiba Mira
UK
The presentation discusses the development of the hybrid powertrain and traction battery for the next generation of hybrid refuse vehicles. Horiba Mira has recently developed the series hybrid powertrain and high-voltage lithium-ion battery for the next generation of efficient, lightweight Dennis Eagle vehicles within the UVR (Urban Vehicle Range) program. This presentation will cover key aspects of the powertrain control and battery development program, including requirements definition, concept development, controls software, battery design, design validation planning and functional safety.

14:15

Battery charging challenges and solutions for construction equipment/agricultural machinery fleets

Sabine Pretsch
System engineer
AVL Commercial Driveline & Tractor Engineering GmbH
AUSTRIA
Due to the increasing amount of plug-in electric machinery within a fleet, the interdependencies between powertrain and grid need to be considered with a holistic system engineering approach. A detailed analysis of an application’s load cycle combined with the possibility for opportunity charging within the working process of the machinery will lead to potential downsizing of the battery. If the plug-in electric vehicles are aggregated and coordinated, the increased number of vehicles can have a positive effect on the grid. The battery storage can act as a load (charging) or can inject power into the grid like a generator.

14:45

Modular battery systems for off-highway vehicles

Dr David Sandells
Chief technical officer
Hyperdrive Innovation
UK
The presentation will discuss taking Nissan cell technology into new markets and applications; dealing with conflicting requirements across on- and off-highway vehicle and machine types using a modular battery pack approach; minimizing development costs and reducing time to market, especially for OEMs without in-house electrification expertise.

15:15 - 15:45

Break

15:45

Automated, efficient and robust charging of off-road vehicles

Daniel Dörflinger
CEO
IPT Technology GmbH
GERMANY
Electrification of off-road vehicles in demanding and harsh applications seems to be an unsolvable challenge. How to get the power on board efficiently and reliably? Cables and plugs face wear and tear. Handling them is a hassle. Plugs get soiled. Not so with wireless charging solutions, which operate without physical contacts and cable connections to the vehicle. Fully automated charging is possible, which is especially interesting for autonomous vehicles. Opportunity charging during operation drastically increases the range. The presentation will show how this has been working with buses for many years and how it can be implemented successfully in off-road vehicles.

16:15

Wireless charging

Ulrich Richter
Team lead wireless charging
Delta Energy Systems
GERMANY
Wireless charging opens the way to increase the operating productivity of a vehicle. Growing automation demands, intelligent systems, labor shortages, decreased maintenance, variety of battery chemistries and simple ease of use are all strong reasons to implement wireless charging. AGVs and manned vehicles can benefit from fast charging access points from multiple chargers dispersed throughout a warehouse. Delta’s wireless charging system incorporates a fixed charging station with emitting pad and very high-density vehicle-mounted receiving pad, all with a total (wall to battery) system electrical efficiency of 94%. No cables, no connectors, no hassle.
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