John Deere launches new electric drives

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New electric drives from John Deere are tough enough for off-highway


John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) released its new electric drivetrain components at bauma 2019 in Germany in April. These new solutions are designed specifically to meet the demands of the rugged off-highway market and to provide durability while giving original equipment manufacturers (OEM) the flexibility they need to easily implement hybrid power in their equipment, says the company.

The new electric drivetrain components from John Deere feature compact, high-speed motors, controlled by power electronics from John Deere Electronic Solutions. These eMachine components are integrated in various John Deere pump drive and transmission solutions, resulting in a flexible drivetrain portfolio for ease of OEM implementation.

For OEM applications ranging from variable speed power generation to fully electric vehicle transmissions, the modular electric drivetrain component designs offer power generation and traction drive solutions up to 200kW per unit.

John Deere is a key system integration resource for OEMs, further streamlining the implementation process. As an added benefit, because the product offering includes both power generation and traction drive components managed through a John Deere inverter, a John Deere electric drivetrain solution ensures a balanced energy system.

For selected vehicle applications, single-speed transmission and generator pump drive prototype opportunities are scheduled to begin by the end of this year. New three-speed transmission prototypes for select applications will be available in the following year.

The new industrial Stage V lineup confirms John Deere's commitment to flexible integration, says the company. Depending on the engine model, John Deere OEM customers have experienced reductions in aftertreatment size and in canister weight compared to previous generations. These reductions offer significant space savings, an important factor when integrating new technologies into an existing machine design.

The new 13.6L engine from John Deere will be part of the Stage V line-up for industrial and generator set markets. The 13.6L is designed to meet the future needs of global markets by offering customers increased efficiency, installation flexibility and power in a more compact package. John Deere is also expanding its non-EGR engine generator drive lineup for Stage V with the addition of the 4.5L EWS engine, which serves both the 80 kVA and the 100 kVA markets.

John Deere will also offer a lineup of Stage V-certified engines that will be EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances 2 (RoHS 2) (Directive 2011/65/EU) compliant for OEM applications in the EU market. This assists OEMs in preparing their machines to meet the RoHS 2 Directive.


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