Hybrid off-highway vehicles
The off-highway equipment industry is moving from the old ‘electric drive’ approach to full hybrid and pure electric designs. But existing automotive hybrid solutions are not always suitable for off-highway use. Clutch technology from passenger cars cannot be used in hybrid off-highway applications, to give one example.
Kendrion’s broad range of products enables us to develop customer-specific solutions quickly and in small quantities, giving OEM’s a true competitive edge. We offer clutches that separate the combustion engine and the electric machine (generator or motor), ensuring optimal performance and fuel efficiency. Our latest innovation, a clutch for mild hybrid off-highway equipment, can help reduce fuel consumption by as much as 20 percent.
For over 15 years, our electromagnetic clutches have proven themselves in airport vehicle applications.