Battery Technology to Meet All Machine and Application Scenarios

April 22, 2024
The ZQuip energy kit includes battery technology which can suit a range of construction equipment requirements and adapt to evolving energy sources as they enter the market.

The ZQuip energy kit, a platform which provides all necessary components for converting construction equipment from diesel to electric power, includes energy modules which are key to the flexibility and longevity of the system.

These modules contain the battery energy needed to power heavy-duty mobile machinery but are agnostic to battery manufacturer and battery chemistry. Chris LaFleur, Managing Director of ZQuip, a subsidiary of Moog Construction, said they are also agnostic to energy sources, so in the future it could be possible to place a hydrogen fuel cell into the module. “We know that whatever battery exists right now is probably going to be very different in 5 or 10 years, but these machines are going to be around for 5 or 10 years,” he said.

By making the modules both modular for easy installation and agnostic to energy types, the company is ensuring their continued use as battery and other energy technologies continue to evolve. This ensures the system can last the life of the machine, or longer, providing a better return on investment for customers.

READ MORE: Moog Electrification Systems Nominated for Innovation Award

The modularity of the energy modules also enables their use on a range of machine types. Rob Bauer, Engineering Manager at ZQuip, said there are some machines which are most optimal for use of the ZQuip system such as excavators due in part to the layout of these machines. It is also possible to use the system on compact machines like skid steers or compact track loaders.

In this second of a three-part interview series, LaFleur and Bauer discuss the battery technology utilized in the ZQuip conversion system as well as best application uses and how this type of system can aid with the electrification of construction equipment.

Watch additional parts from this interview series:

Part 1: ZQuip Aims to Ease Transition to Electrification for Construction Equipment Industry

Part 3: Understanding the Value Electric Construction Equipment Can Provide

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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