Bosch Rexroth is investing in hydrogen fuel for internal combustion engines, but that’s not their only foray into green energy. They’re also working toward electrification of mobile working machines with their eLION platform.
Electric cars are becoming mainstream and increasingly popular. But what about off-highway working machines? Excavators and forklifts, dump trucks and bulldozers — shouldn’t they be electric, too?
Rexroth thinks so.
The newest item in the system is the eGFZ gearbox. These gearboxes are available in 1- or 2-speed styles.
The gearboxes join a full range of electric motor-generators, inverters and accessories designed to work with either battery or hybrid vehicles. They are, in true Rexroth tradition, modular and highly scaleable. More than 80 different configurations are possible, which gives this series the versatility for which Rexroth has always been famous.
Getting to know eLION
The eLION platform is an electric vehicle platform developed by Bosch Rexroth. The eLION platform is intended to provide a high level of flexibility and scalability for electric vehicle manufacturers. BODAS software modules are available for the entire range.
Safety is also an important focus for eLion. These components can handle ambient temperatures up to 212 degrees Fahrenheit, and they meet ISO 13849 safety standards.
Spokesperson Matthias Kielbassa says, “The aim is to use our technology to create a future with higher efficiency, lower noise emissions, and less air pollution.”
Rexroth acquired Indramat as its electrical division in the 20th century, producing the highest quality industrial motion control. Since then, Rexroth has developed its Indradrive components and kept up with the trends in electric motion control.
From printing presses to industrial machinery, autonomous vehicles to large scale engineering feats, Rexroth is synonymous with new approaches to mobility. Most factories have at least one Rexroth component in the house.
When your Rexroth systems need service and support, we can help. We specialize in Rexroth electric industrial motion control, including servos and drive and control systems. Call on us for factory repair and reman, as well as for emergency replacement units.