Efficiency Key Consideration for Electro-Hydraulic and Full-Electric Systems

March 7, 2023
Optimized efficiency of components and systems ensures desired runtimes for electric-powered machinery.

As electrification continues to grow in the heavy mobile equipment industry, there are several factors to consider during the development of components and systems used in these machines. 

According to DJ O’Konek, engineering manager at Nott Co., efficiency is the key aspect which needs to be taken into consideration when developing the electro-hydraulic and full-electric systems utilized in these electrified machines. Doing so ensures enough energy will be available for the machines to perform work during a given period.

“Everybody is relying on batteries on the vehicles when you're doing this [electrification], and it's not like you can run down to the gas station to get a can of electrons,” said O’Konek in an interview with Power & Motion. “Efficiency becomes key to get the runtime that's required.”

By utilizing efficient components and systems, less energy is drawn from the battery to ensure it can provide a full day of operation—or whatever the given timeframe is—before recharging is necessary. And for heavy machinery such as construction or agricultural equipment, a charging station may not be as readily accessible which necessitates machines can get as long a run time as possible before recharging. 

In this video interview with O’Konek, he discusses the importance of efficiency and how to achieve it in electro-hydraulic and full-electric systems as well as examples of how Nott Co. has developed and employed both types of systems.

READ the full interview with DJ O'Konek for more of his insights on the development of electro-hydraulic and full-electric systems for mobile equipment.

Nott Co. will be exhibiting its electro-hydraulic, full-electric and other technology solutions at IFPE 2023. Visit our IFPE channel for all of our news, video interviews and other show-related content. 

About the Author

Sara Jensen | Executive Editor, Power & Motion

Sara Jensen is executive 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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