Integrating e-clutch towards ecology: Efficiency and reduction of CO₂ emissions in construction machinery
Reducing CO₂ emissions is currently a top priority for the automotive industry. Improving the energy efficiency of vehicles plays a crucial role in achieving this goal. In heavy equipment, hydraulic systems perform most functions. An automatic locking differential system operates in a similar manner.
Control systems for differentials play an essential role in enhancing traction and vehicle stability, which positively affect the tires’ lifespan, components responsible for power transmission from the engine to the wheels, and subcomponents of the hydraulic system. By implementing updates to the driveline control system and introducing e-clutch technology, fuel efficiency can be improved by several percent. Through this innovative approach, construction machines consume less fuel and are built with optimal components. In one of the most recent projects, a modern loader was equipped with a hydraulic valve on both axles. In the event of wheel slip, the valve locks the differential clutch and transfers torque to the wheel with greater traction.
It is noteworthy that similar concepts have been implemented in the production of passenger cars over the years, and the transfer of solutions between different industries is a high value of our design teams. Thanks to the diversity of projects conducted by NG Engineering for its clients, we can leverage the knowledge and experience gained towards new technologies and solutions in various fields. Through a sustainable approach to design, we take pride in our contribution to accelerating the automotive industry's transformation towards more environmentally friendly and sustainable mobility.