Electric generators are used in hybrid mobile equipment to provide power that is used to either directly drive electric components or charge batteries. It is referred to as a hybrid because an internal combustion engine is used to turn the generator. The following article discusses some of the benefits of this type of hybrid design. Avoid Tier 4 Requirements By Using a Hybrid Drive.
Here at the Cross mobile systems integration group, we have partnered with manufacturers Zapi, Innotec Power, and Dana whose flywheel mounted generators offer compact designs, are easily mounted, provide large amounts of power in a small profile, utilize PMAC technology, and are incredibly efficient (92%+). Take a look at our Case Study with Mauldin Paving Products to see the benefits of utilizing this type of engine mounted generator
If you would like to discuss your overall electrification project goals, consider working with the Cross Mobile Systems Integration Group. Our team of engineers can provide a complete system design to insure that you have the right components, working together, to improve your machine performance and productivity.