The new driveline system to be launched during the ConExpo is a complete series electric driveline system from engine to wheel featuring an innovative energy recovery system.
Oerlikon Fairfield will unveil its new patent-pending hybrid electric drivetrain technology at the upcoming ConExpo-Con/Agg trade show from 4-8 March at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This technology is a complete series electric driveline system from engine to wheel featuring an innovative energy recovery system. This is the first of its type to be designed by a company specialising in drive solutions.
´We are excited to share this technology with the market as we are moving forward into the product commercialisation phase,´ says Dan Phebus, Head of the Business Unit Americas at Oerlikon Fairfield.
Major components of the system include an engine-driven generator to produce electrical power; an ultra-capacitor bank that recovers energy during operation; a custom software control unit; dual inverters that are integrated into the front and rear axles providing simplified wiring packages; and finally, four high power density traction motor drives at each wheel end allowing for higher motor speeds and good performance over a wide ground speed range.
´We believe there are real advantages to this type of hybrid technology in off-highway applications,´ Dan Phebus said. ´Not only will this system provide up to 30 per cent fuel economy improvement, but depending on the application, other benefits such as electrically driven auxiliary drives and the ability to add engine start/stop technology may have more beneficial advantages.´
Oerlikon Drive Systems, with its brands Oerlikon Graziano and Oerlikon Fairfield, is a leading worldwide provider of complete drive systems, gearing solutions and transmission components, with a product portfolio providing transmissions for high performance cars, complete solutions for all-wheel drive vehicles and agricultural tractors, as well as Torque-Hub« planetary drives for industrial machinery and off-highway mobile equipment. The know-how and the capabilities allow the segment to lead the full deployment of a development programme from conceptual and simulation phases to mass production, for complete mechatronic driveline systems as well as for single gearing components.
With more than 90 years in the market of power transmission, Oerlikon Drive Systems is focused on automotive, off-highway and industrial key markets. Excellent manufacturing, engineering and innovative expertise have made both the brands the global drive systems supplier of high-tech solutions in all mobility markets.