Everybody’s making electric cars these days. Luxury cars, sports cars, even trucks. And demand for them isn’t going to slow anytime soon, thanks to their better fuel efficiency, lower emissions, reduced noise and overall environmental friendliness. But there’s another factor, too. An electric vehicle is also a status symbol.
Pumps, motors, brakes and even battery technology are changing how engineers approach mining applications in 2022. Areas like materials, condition monitoring, maintenance-free components and cost-efficient, zero-emission technologies are trending for mining applications across the globe.
The mobile machine market encompasses equipment supporting the movement of materials and components. This includes agricultural machinery, construction vehicles, municipal machinery, etc. These non-road mobile vehicles—tractors, cranes, forklifts and material handling equipment—often require personalized solutions focused on machine safety, automation and electrification. Manufacturers today are merely scratching the surface when designing electric drive equipment for these challenging environmental applications.
The complete Product News section from the March 2022 issue of Power Transmission Engineering, including the latest from Eaton Cummins, Schaeffler, Moog, GWJ Technology, Dana, SKF, Renewable Lubricants, Zero-Max, Bodine Electric, Hagglunds, Tolomatic and Isotech.