QuickChat: How to Optimize ePumps for Electric and Hybrid Off-Road Equipment

April 4, 2023
Rob Lorance of Parker Hannifin shares key considerations engineers should know when migrating from internal combustion engines to ePumps.

Sponsored by Parker Hannifin's Motion Systems Group

As electrification progresses, there is a lot of information to weed through in order to determine the best way to electrify mobile equipment systems. Identifying the right combination of products helps to ensure increased efficiency, quieter operation, a more compact footprint, lower total cost of ownership, increased reliability, a longer lifetime and an optimized speed range.

Integration of electrically driven pumps, referred to as ePumps, is becoming more common in electric-powered machines. As such, it is important for engineers to understand the unique characteristics of these pumps to ensure optimized system and overall machine performance.  

In this QuickChat, Rob Lorance, engineering and business development manager at Parker Hannifin, peaks with Bob Vavra, Senior Content Director of Power & Motion and its affiliate publication Machine Design, about the key information engineers need to know when transitioning from internal combustion engines (ICE) to ePumps.

About the Author

Bob Vavra | Senior Content Director, Power & Motion and Machine Design

Bob Vavra is the Senior Content Director of Power & Motion and its sister publication Machine Design. Vavra has had a long career in publishing, media and events. He has covered all aspects of manufacturing for the past 20 years and is a regular attendee at events such as IMTS and Hannover Messe. Vavra is also a sought-after webcast moderator and event emcee, and has presided over events in the U.S., Germany and China. 

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