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New Electric Wheel Drive

Posted on February 25, 2013

Oerlikon Fairfield will display a newly-patented integrated spindle-carrier electric wheel drive system at Bauma. The E01S drive features a 1.2 kW ac induction motor, a 26.6:1 compact double planetary gearbox, and a spring applied electrically released brake.

The E01S drive targeted toward light and medium-speed vehicles with a GVW of 2500 lb. or less, such as utility vehicles, turf and lawn care equipment and floor scrapers and sweepers. The patented design is the combination of the planetary carrier and wheel spindle that is engineered to allow for an extremely compact, lightweight package.

Oerlikon Fairfield said the E01S addresses the challenge of packaging an electric wheel drive in the same space as a hydraulic wheel drive system and allows OEMs to have an electric drive option for their standard vehicles rather than having to completely revamp the machine frame and wheels.

Oerlikon Fairfield is in Hall A5, Booth 133.