Hybrid-drive construction machinery: Fuel-efficient excavators

Resources and energy prices are soaring—and as a consequence, construction is getting more expensive. Besides climate change, high costs are an additional reason to save fuel in construction machinery. Scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) studied the possibilities for more efficient operation, using a hydraulic excavator with a hybrid drive as an example. They found a savings potential of around ten percent. A specialized software controlling the operation of different drives could further increase efficiency.
Resources and energy prices are soaring—and as a consequence, construction is getting more expensive. Besides climate change, high costs are an additional reason to save fuel in construction machinery. Scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) studied the possibilities for more efficient operation, using a hydraulic excavator with a hybrid drive as an example. They found a savings potential of around ten percent. A specialized software controlling the operation of different drives could further increase efficiency.

Published on : May 11, 2022 at 2:04 AM

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