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Aalen University of Applied Sciences
Synopsis: 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.
business VP – simulation-driven innovation
Altair Engineering GmbH
Synopsis: 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.
Avid Technology Group
Synopsis: 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.
AVL Commercial Driveline & Tractor Engineering GmbH
Synopsis: 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.
skill team leader powertrain integration
AVL TEG GmbH
Synopsis: 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.
chief engineer for electric vehicle systems
product portfolio manager
Synopsis: 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.
Bill Van Amburg
executive vice president
Synopsis: 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.
Synopsis: 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 to 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.
team lead wireless charging
Delta Energy Systems
Synopsis: 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.
head of electrification
Synopsis: 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.
head of basic technologies
FPT Powertrain Technologies
principal consultant, mobility
Frost & Sullivan
Synopsis: 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.
global electrification services leader
Synopsis: 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.
chief technical officer
Synopsis: 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.
project leader/system group leader
Synopsis: 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.
director product management
IPT Technology GmbH
Synopsis: 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.
senior director, advanced technology and industrial design
JLG Industries Inc
Synopsis: 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.
chief technology officer and vice president of global product strategy
system advanced engineering manager
Synopsis: 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.
system engineer - Simcenter Amesim for Trucks, Buses and Off-highway applications
Synopsis: 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).
chief project manager - advanced engineering
Volvo Construction Equipment
Synopsis: 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.
Ymer Technology GmbH
Synopsis: 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.
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