Conference Programme



Day 1: Wednesday 13 February

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

Offenbachsaal 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 refuelling 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 maximised with an innovative power chassis, system costs are reduced by flexible vehicle use and working processes are optimised 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 optimisation 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 optimisation 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 optimisation. 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 optimisation. The objective is to reach the best compromise between total cost of ownership (fuel efficiency) and productivity (cycle time).

12:30 - 13:45

Lunch

Moderator

Bill Van Amburg
Executive vice president
Calstart
USA

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 optimisation

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 modelling. The objective of the design optimisation is to maximise 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 hybridisation' - Lead by Steve Sokolsky, CALSTART

Panel Moderator:

Steve Sokolsky
Programme manager
Calstart
USA

Panelists:

Michael Alves de Paiva
Global engineering services director
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

Please Note: This conference programme may be subject to change