Equipment Electrification for Mobile Hydraulics
Electrification of mobile machines is more than a passing trend. Increasingly, we’ve seen mobile equipment manufacturers switching from traditional diesel-powered engines to hybrid systems or even full vehicle electrification. And for good reason.
There are many benefits that accompany making the switch to a hybrid or full electric work vehicle. While some are making the switch due to increasing regulatory pressure, others have been convinced due to increased vehicle lifespans, lower fuel costs, and overall emission reduction.
While these are all compelling arguments in favor of hydraulic vehicle electrification, many OEMs and other equipment manufacturers are still hesitant to make the switch. But when you partner with Cross Mobile Systems Integration group, we can make the switch to electric systems as simple and painless as possible.
Meet a Rising Demand
From construction to off-highway to even agriculture, more and more major OEMs are finding the electric or hybrid option appealing. And with recent advancements in both battery performance and cost, electrification is becoming steadily more achievable for equipment manufacturers.
As electrification becomes more and more available, there is a sound economic argument to be made in its favor. Taking into account the substantial difference in energy efficiency in electric mobile machinery as well as the lower lifetime maintenance cost, many are implementing electrification solutions. This is made even easier by the continuing decrease in battery cost and increase in battery efficiency.
If you’re considering electrification of your mobile work machine or fleet, you’ve come to the right place. Contact a Cross Mobile Systems Integration machinery electrification expert today.
Our Mobile Equipment Electrification Components
We always work to provide the best solutions and services to our OEM and equipment manufacturer customers. Whether it’s providing a replacement battery or assisting in the switch to vehicle electrification, we can help. We’ve worked with countless manufacturers across dozens of industries. And we have the knowledge and expertise to optimize your mobile vehicle system.
Our reputation for customer service is only surpassed by the quality of our work. When it comes to industrial mobile systems, we can confidently say we know our stuff. And we’re confident that after working with the Cross Mobile Systems Integration team, you’ll think so too.
Working with Cross Mobile Systems Integration group is a commitment to better vehicle performance, less vehicle maintenance, and lower costs over time. If those sound like something you would be interested in, then Cross may be a good fit for you and your company.
Cross lithium-ion batteries are a safe way to add battery power to a limited space mobile machine. Our batteries also provide overcharge and over discharge protection, real-time monitoring of voltage and temperature of every cell, state of charge, voltage and current monitoring of the entire module.
Electric generators for use in hybrid mobile machinery. They provide the power that is used to drive electric components or charge batteries. These engine-mounted generators work in conjunction with an internal combustion engine to efficiently deliver power for the hybrid system.
For hybrid systems, keeping any batteries charged is always of paramount importance. You don’t want to get to the jobsite and find all your batteries are dead. EPTOs for hybrid systems are able to charge your hybrid mobile machine batteries as you drive, ensuring you have power onsite.
Electrification for Equipment Manufacturers
As a mobile machine OEM, there are many reasons you might consider using electric actuation over a traditional hydraulic system. It could be simply to satisfy a market demand such as low or no emission requirements, or to take advantage of green power credit initiatives.
Perhaps your machine does work in a residential community, and you have noise level requirements that you have to meet. Other factors could include idle mitigation, and perhaps the biggest; fuel economy. Generally speaking, PTO driven hydraulics are 36% less fuel efficient on average than electric drives.
Whatever your reason for considering electric components, Cross Company offers a wide range of equipment. With key partners Zapi Inc. and Omni Powertrain, we have a product that will fit your operating requirements. To learn more about the potential benefits of electrification for your machine and your customers, take a look at our articles: Electronic Steer-by-Wire vs Traditional Mechanical Steering and Avoid Tier IV Requirements Using a Hybrid Drive.
Hybrid Vehicles or Full Electrification
Whether you intend your mobile machinery to be fully electric or a hybrid system, Cross has the experience, expertise, and manufacturing partnerships to make it happen.
We’ve worked with mobile machinery and other medium and heavy-duty work vehicles for decades. And we’ve made it our mission to stay ahead of the competition by keeping an eye on the market and on growing demands. That means that our customers also tend to be ahead of the curve when it comes to mobile technology implementation.
If your mobile fleet isn’t ready for large-scale full electrification, then creating hybrid mobile systems may be your best option. We can work with you to determine the best course of action based on your needs and budget.
The Vehicle Electrification Company You Need
At Cross, we offer much more than just top-quality mobile machine parts and services. We provide the experience and expertise our OEM and other equipment manufacturer partners need to succeed.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are many reasons mobile vehicle equipment manufacturers may choose to migrate away from traditional internal combustion engines towards an electric model. The primary ones include reduced emissions, lower fuel costs, increased vehicle lifespan, idle reduction technology, or even government mandate. Whatever your reason, if you need to switch to a more sustainable model, Cross can help.
A hybrid mobile machine is exactly what it sounds like: a combination of electric components and the components traditionally associated with hydraulic machinery. A hybrid machine may feature something like an idle mitigation system or an onboard generator to power a diesel engine. They are not “fully electrified” in the sense that there still is an engine and they are not 100% battery powered. They are often the first step towards electrification of a vehicle or fleet.
In truth, there are few industries that don’t benefit from some form of electrification or hybrid vehicles. We’ve seen machines from industries such as agriculture, mining, railroad, municipal, forestry, transportation, and recycling all benefit from some form of electrification. Whether it’s in the form of hybridization of fleets or full combustion engine replacement.
Why Cross Mobile Equipment Electrification Components?
We’ve worked with OEMs and other equipment manufacturers for decades. We’ve helped design, prototype, and implement a variety of hydraulic and electrical systems for mobile work vehicles and other heavy machinery. And we’re excited to work with you on your next mobile vehicle project.
Whatever your reason, consider working with the Cross Mobile Systems Integration team to discuss your project goals, and which electrification products might be the best for your application. In addition, we can provide a complete system design utilizing our team of engineers so that we can help you decide what is the right technology or mix of technologies for your machine.
If you’re interested in mobile machinery electrification or electrical integration for hybrid systems, contact a Cross Mobile Systems Integration expert today.