Bosch Rexroth is driving off-highway industry towards electrification


Bosch Rexroth has revealed the first components of its future electrification portfolio at Bauma this week that will push the off-highway industry forward in the alternative power source.

Seen in public for the first time, the new parts range from motors, inverters, hydraulic pumps, and travel gears to software and system solutions.

The 700V motor will be available in low- or high-speed versions, with two frame sizes, in different lengths and winding configurations in various power classes, enabling manufacturers design freedom when electrifying existing and new vehicle architectures.

The new inverter portfolio includes several housing sizes and supports both 700V and 400V systems with motors up to 250 kW. Based on Safety on Board, developers and users benefit from the integrated safety functions for hydraulic and electrical systems according to ISO 13849.

The eGFT 8000 line of travel gears rounds out the mobile equipment electrification portfolio. In combination with an electric motor, these compact gearboxes create a space-saving drive unit for mobile equipment. Applications with a high driving-mode share, such as pick & carry material handlers, do not have to be elaborately redesigned for electric models. It also does not require any extra installation space compared to conventional hydrostatic gearboxes.

Matthias Kielbassa, the project director for electrification of mobile equipment at Bosch Rexroth, said, “The electrification of off-highway applications is making rapid progress. With our products, we are creating a future that will be more efficient, produce less noise and emit less air pollution. “We will work as partners with our customers to find the best solution for their individual needs – for classic, partially electric or full-electric models.”

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