Danfoss Power Solutions has announced the signing of a collaboration agreement with RISE Robotics, a developer of an electromechanical actuator technology aimed at electrifying various applications. The companies will jointly validate and test the latest versions of RISE's electromechanical actuator to aid with electrification efforts in the heavy-duty off-highway equipment industry states Danfoss in its press release announcing the collaboration.
The patented RISE Cylinder is a fluid-free alternative to hydraulic options which can be utilized in a variety of heavy-duty vehicles and equipment. It is designed to help overcome challenges associated with implementing electrification in larger applications. The cylinder is able to do so by delivering the hydraulic-like forces necessary in many heavy vehicle and equipment applications but at a high level of efficiency, precision, speed and weight.
RISE continues to expand its electrification efforts and industry collaborations. Recently, the company announced it was awarded a contract to help modernize the U.S. Air Force's MHU-083 Jammer. At the 2021 edition of The Battery Show it announced a partnership with Anthony Liftgates to demonstrate use of its technology in a liftgate application.
Danfoss has also been working in the electrification space for several years now and has continued growing its product offering in this area. Its Danfoss Editron brand is specifically focused on development of electric powertrain components including electric motors and controls. It has helped power a variety of heavy-duty trucks, marine vessels and construction equipment.
“It’s an exciting opportunity to work with RISE Robotics to accelerate the development of solutions that have the potential to create near-term, low-carbon options for our customers,” said Danfoss Power Solutions President Eric Alström in the company's press release announcing the partnership. “We’re taking bold steps to battle climate change and help customers around the world decarbonize. Electrification is a critical enabler to the Green Transition, and we’re thrilled to be on this journey with RISE.
“RISE’s unwavering dedication to commercializing scalable solutions enabled by advanced technology is the same pioneering spirit that has fueled Danfoss’ journey from startup to industry leader,” added Alström. “We look forward to working toward these goals together.”
“We are delighted to collaborate with Danfoss,” said RISE Robotics CEO Arron Acosta in the press release. “Innovation isn’t for everyone, but at Danfoss, innovation is at the core of their DNA. Their speed of decision-making is electric. Their engineering and global manufacturing capabilities lead the way."