Hybrid technology in off-highway vehicles
The construction and agricultural machinery industry is moving from "pure combustion engines" to purely electric and hybrid powered vehicles. The purely electric variant is ruled out by excessive battery weights. The P2 Parallel Hybrid is the best solution to meet the requirements for exhaust and noise emissions. The existing automotive hybrid solutions are not suitable for off-highway applications. For example, the clutch technology of passenger cars cannot be used for off-highway hybrid applications.
Kendrion's broad product range enables us to quickly develop customized solutions and produce them in quantities customary in the industry, which gives OEMs a real competitive advantage. We offer clutches that separate the combustion engine from the rest of the powertrain, thus enabling purely electric operation. This saves up to 20% fuel.
Our electromagnetic clutches have proven themselves in airport vehicles for over 20 years.