Hybrid drives for commercial vehicles
Municipal and special-purpose vehicles
Application examples: Cleaning machines, mowers, multi-purpose vehicles, vans, etc.
The use of electric motors for municipal and special-purpose vehicles enables low particulate matter emissions, minimal noise and minimal operating costs. Brake energy recuperation allows for maximization of running time. The broad speed range and the high starting torque increase driving comfort.
Application examples: tractors, semi-trailers, plowing machines, farm loaders and wheel loaders, etc.
The all-electric and hybrid drive solutions for the agricultural sector enable low-noise and low-emission operation. The high starting torque increases driving comfort for the user. By replacing hydraulic units, the machines can also be used in sensitive environmental areas. Agricultural machines require high output and a broad speed range to increase starting torque, depending on version.
Application examples: road rollers, milling machines, loaders, excavators, farm and wheel loaders, etc.
Construction machines are used in handling and processing building materials, transporting supplies and performing construction tasks. Both all-electric and hybrid drive concepts are used. The drives must either be high-output, dynamic or economical, depending on application. The machines must also be fully practical, despite the e-drive.
Application examples: transporters, minibuses, trucks, city buses.
Because of the fixed routes, predictable operating periods and the frequent braking, city buses and trucks are perfectly suited for the use of electric or hybrid drive systems. The use of an electric drive reduces the environmental impact and increases efficiency. The brake energy recuperation increases battery life, thus ensuring s a longer driving range. A high torque over the full speed range increases efficiency and improves driving comfort.
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What is E-mobility?
Electromobility, or E-mobility, describes the process of locomotion using electrically powered drives that use batteries and draw their power mainly from the power network. Two drive technologies are considered here: One for purely electrically powered drive technology, which drives quietly and without harmful emissions. The second consists of a combination of combustion engine and electric drive and is called a "hybrid" technology. The goal of hybrid drives is to reduce the demands on combustion engines and to make driving more energy-efficient.
E-mobility is the cornerstone of a kind of environmentally sound mobility that has diverse uses. The spectrum ranges from electric bikes, electric motorcycles and electric cars to electric buses and electric trucks. With these regenerative solutions, e-mobility is able to achieve low emissions and nitrogen pollution is reduced in urban areas.
Emission-free drive solutions
Baumüller has many years of experience in electromobility: The family-owned company, with just under 2,000 employees, supplies electric motors and complete drive systems for ships, wheel loaders and other commercial vehicles. And the goal is always to reduce emissions.
"Electromobility has been a resounding success in commercial vehicles and mobile utility machines". This self-confident statement from Andreas Baumüller, Managing Partner of the Baumüller Group, appeared in the Handelsblatt business newspaper in July 2019. The projects in this area are wide-ranging: A hybrid ferry on the Weser river is powered with Baumüller technology, along with an electric ferry in Taiwan and the first farm loader with a lithium-ion battery.
The great advantage of solutions with Baumüller technology is that they draw on expertise from nearly 90 years of work in electric drive technology. Although solutions in E-mobility differ considerably from those in industrial applications, Baumüller's expertise in development and production can be utilized to optimal effect here.
The advantages for you with an E-drive (all-electric systems)
- Exceptionally energy-efficient – Lower consumption than in classical solutions
- Entirely practical – With quick load concepts and cutting-edge battery technologies
- Low-noise – The motor purrs like a cat
- Emission-free – No CO2 emissions
- For pleasure in driving – From zero to 60 in just a few seconds
The advantages for you with a hybrid drive (combination of diesel/hydraulic and E-drive)
- Optimized drive solution – Up to 30 percent fuel economy and volume reduction
- High-output – Enormous increase in efficiency
- Automatic energy recovery – Automatic battery charge through recuperation
- Charges quickly – No reliance on charging stations
- For long distances – Long driving ranges are possible with the combustion engine
Precision-engineered and individual: From electric motor to complete system
From single motors and components to the complete drive system with self-regulating energy and battery management – Baumüller always has the right solution. We support you with precision-engineered and customized drive and automation concepts.
Baumüller is your reliable partner for hybrid and all-electric E-mobility solutions.
How you benefit by working with Baumüller:
- Experience: Extensive record of successful projects
- Future-oriented: Efficient and powerful hybrid and all-electric drives
- Know-how: System integrator with its own products for E-mobility
- Customized service scope: From engineering to service, depending on your requirements
- E-mobility specialists: From drive design to commissioning
- Full flexibility: Supplier network, adaptations to standard products possible
- Manufacture independence: System solutions with Baumüller drive technology or in combination with products from other manufacturers
- World-wide service
Product solutions and services for E-mobility
E-mobility offers many opportunities: Innovative ideas are in great demand and require intelligent implementation. Under the motto green in motion, Baumüller offers energy-efficient components for hybrid and all-electric drive systems.
We draw on our years of experience in motor development, as well as in the production of electric motors, and in partnership with Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH have developed the motor series powerMELA®, a combination of permanently excited synchronous motor and four-quadrant frequency converter. This is specially developed for hybrid snowcats, agricultural machines or all-electric city buses.
Our disc motors are also a suitable solution for mobile applications in the low-power range, e.g. for auxiliary drives or intralogistics. Along with the b maXX mobil controller, we offer an ultra-dynamic complete solution for capacities up to 7 kW.
In addition to components and systems, the Baumüller Group offers project planning know-how and service concepts with a worldwide service network and is thus a long-term parter throughout the lifecycle of E-mobility solutions.
The perfect arguments for optimal customer benefit
- Emission-free electric drive
- Environmentally friendly solution
- High energy efficiency of the motor
- Precision drive regulation
- Customized design upon request
- Intelligent drive and automation concept for an economical and efficient overall system
Existing customers rely on our partnership – From engineering specifications to prototype to series production
Baumüller is a global leader in the development of electric drive systems. Through our diverse product program in the field of motors we have extensive production expertise. We are thus your partner for production-ready design and optimization of your motor for lot sizes between 10 and over 1000 motors per year. As a non-group-affiliated, mid-sized company, we are able to respond to your requests quickly and efficiently with innovative drive solutions. This makes us the perfect partner for challenging projects and future technologies.
Our know-how from industrial motor building is rounded out with experience in mobile drives and their special requirements. Demands associated with temperature, dust and humidity are addressed with special cooling versions and appropriate sealing measures.
We are your partners as you travel the road to an electric future.
- Production-ready design and development from the prototype all the way to pre-production – All from a single source
- Reduction of your time-to-market with our know-how
- High energy efficiency and power density of electric motors with low noise emissions
- Increased competitiveness by combining new motor concepts with innovative production technologies