E-Mobilität Electric Powertrains
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ELECTRIC POWER-TRAIN SOLUTIONS

The traditional mechanical and hydraulic systems are increasingly being replaced by hybrid electric drives that offer improved efficiency, simpler operation, enhanced controllability, and lower operating costs.

Hybrid drives typically let OEMs use smaller diesel engines and operate them at speeds where they are most efficient and run cleaner (with less emission). The drives can recover and reuse energy that was previously wasted as heat which means smaller cooling systems.

The key advantage of electric powertrains is lower fuel consumption over conventional power-trains (e.g. up to 25% in case of hybrid excavator) which saves money and lessens environmental impact. Furthermore, hybrid machines can offer productivity gains and often require less maintenance

The reliability of electric motors is outstanding, as they contain five times less moving mechanical parts than a conventional combustion engine with the advantage of extreme compactness.

The control electronics allow vector control of torque to the wheel, the optimization of available energy and braking energy recovery control.

Lastly, for energy storage, the batteries can deliver a large quantity of energy in a constant manner with a high energy density. As for the fuel cell, it offers an ideal solution in terms of power (10 to 400kW), recycling, compactness and above all autonomy.

ELECTRIC POWER-TRAIN SOLUTIONS

ACTARON's expertise ranges from the supply of electric powertrain components development to the storage of electrical energy.

Applications:

Motive:

  • electric motorcycles (EMC)
  • electric cargo vehicles (ECV)
  • electric recreational vehicles
  • mobile power for caravans

Marine:

  • electric / hybrid boats
  • marine electric propulsion

Industrial Machines:

  • advance robotics power supplies
  • construction equipment
  • mining equipment
  • specialist vehicles; airport, military

Engineering Services:

  • Compliance analysis
  • V-model based systems engineering
  • Strategic and Management Consulting
  • System Specifications
  • Requirements Management
  • Safety Management: H&R, FMEA
  • Architecture Definition HW & SW
  • System Modelling
  • Safety Critical Control Systems
  • Power-train development and design
  • Components and systems development
  • Components and integration
  • Systems testing and validation
  • Compliance / certification support