Moog Electrification Systems Nominated for Innovation Award

Feb. 5, 2024
The ZQuip and TerraTech systems which enable creation of electric-powered construction equipment are nominated for 2024 INTERMAT Innovation Awards.

Two technologies from Moog Construction, part of Moog Inc., have been nominated for 2024 INTERMAT Innovation Awards — ZQuip and TerraTech. 

The awards honor new technologies for the construction sector and are given out on the first day of INTERMAT, an international construction industry event held once every 3 years. Both Moog technologies are nominated under the awards' Low Carbon & Energy Transition category.

ZQuip is both a subsidiary of Moog Construction focused on the company's electrification solutions and the name of its plug-and-play platform for converting diesel-powered construction equipment to electric. The platform includes all necessary components for converting machines in a kit that can be adapted to any size or type of machine from numerous OEMs.

The ZQuip energy kit includes: 

  • 70- and 140-kWh Energy Modules, which are interchangeable across all machines,
  • a conversion kit consisting of a battery harness, electric motor, and AI (artificial intelligence) thermal management, and
  • IoT (Internet of Things) and connectivity to monitor a fleet’s activities and battery-life while eliminating range anxiety and ensuring the highest level of uptime.

By offering a conversion kit like ZQuip, construction fleets can more quickly and easily realize the benefits of electrification — such as reduced noise and maintence in addition to lower emissions — while continuing to use the machines with which they are familiar.

“The innovation with ZQuip is this: To enable customers to have a zero-emissions work site, we are creating fleets of zero-emissions machines that make the most sense from the perspective of productivity and cost,” said Chris LaFleur, managing director for ZQuip.

Learn more about the ZQuip system in our interviews below with Chris LaFleur and Rob Bauer of ZQuip.

TerraTech, on the other hand, is a full ecosystem of components for OEMs looking to develop electric-powered machines. It provides equipment manufacturers with a fully integrated system they can easily integrate into their machine designs, helping to speed up the development process. 

The TerraTech ecosystem includes: 

  • an Electric Motion Control Module featuring CAN and Ethernet, a high-voltage DC Bus, and liquid cooling connections;
  • single- and dual-axis servo drives with functional safety and brake controls to operate a machine’s motors;
  • electric cylinders with peak forces of more than 130kN to match the demands needed for work functions;
  • electric traction motors with torque ranges up to 13,000 Nm;
  • motion control software to convert a vehicle into a mobile robot, enabling precise velocity and position control as well as speed limits and automation features;
  • power management software for enabling high-voltage systems and efficiently managing power from the OEM’s batteries and charging systems; and
  • optional digital and IoT connectivity for over-the-air software updates and linking a machine to its work, the job site, and beyond.

Look through our media gallery above to view pictures of and learn more about the ZQuip and TerraTech technologies.

READ MORE about some of Moog's work with construction equipment manufacturers in the article "Moog and Komatsu Develop All-Electric Wheel Loader."

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