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Danfoss Collaborating with RISE Robotics on Heavy Machinery Electrification

May 10, 2022
The companies plan to jointly test and validate the latest version of the RISE Cylinder to aid electrification of heavy-duty equipment.

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. 

READ MORE: Danfoss Editron Powers Doosan Electric Excavators

“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."

About the Author

Sara Jensen | Technical Editor, Power & Motion

Sara Jensen is technical editor of Power & Motion, directing expanded coverage into the modern fluid power space, as well as mechatronic and smart technologies. She has over 15 years of publishing experience. Prior to Power & Motion she spent 11 years with a trade publication for engineers of heavy-duty equipment, the last 3 of which were as the editor and brand lead. Over the course of her time in the B2B industry, Sara has gained an extensive knowledge of various heavy-duty equipment industries — including construction, agriculture, mining and on-road trucks —along with the systems and market trends which impact them such as fluid power and electronic motion control technologies. 

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