For most people, when talking about ‘hybrid’ vehicles, a 100-horsepower wheel loader may not be top-of-mind. But increasingly, hybrid technology is being adopted in ‘off-highway’ vehicles, offering new efficiencies and cost reductions for sectors that use heavy work trucks.
Off-highway hybrid vehicles have a combustion engine and an electric motor. Our clutch connects and separates these systems, so that these vehicles can be driven purely electrically or only with the combustion engine. When peak torques are required, the drive systems are combined. This approach combines zero emission targets while enabling the full horsepower of traditional diesel engines for special needs. With a successful track record in building electromagnetic clutches for airport and special transportation hybrid vehicles, we are now able to extend this technology for use in modern hybrid drivetrain systems. Our first customer-designed hybrid clutch will go into prototype design early in 2020. Kendrion’s clutch solutions offer the highest robustness levels combined with low maintenance costs, perfectly suited for the off-highway market which is characterised by special environmental conditions and long lifetime requirements.
- Adaptable for the most combustion engines
- Dry operating clutch. No oil necessary
- Many years of Kendrion experience in hybrid application
- Short development phase. An A-sample being ready for functional test takes about 12-15 weeks after specification.
- Inhouse manufacturing for prototypes.
- Seperate the combustion engine from the electric drive
- Reliable switching of the drive train. Switchable at differential rpm
- Robust and insensitive design.
- Basic clutch design is usually easily adaptable to the geometry of the customer interface.
- Torque up to 750 Nm.
- No maintenance over product life cycle
|Required activation||PWM control with securing a constant current consumption of I_nom=2.8A|
|Voltage range||1-15V (24 Volt System possible)|
|Torque transmission||Direction independent (starter operation)|
|Max. transmittable torque (Def. to VDI2241) at Nominal current consumption I_nom=2.8A||510Nm|
|Actuating torque at differential speed =500 1/min and minal current consumption I_nom=2.8A||400Nm|
|Nominal resistance at 20°C||2.55Ω±5%|
|Min. und max. resistance||1.95-3.92Ω±5%|
|Max. inductive voltage peaks at disconnection||55V (Integrated suppressor diode)|
|Pilot diameter magnet||232 mm|
|Total length||131 mm|