Crane manufacturer Hyva is offering an electric solution with its new articulating boom truck-mounted E-Power crane, which has been released to respond to customer requirements and market trends for more sustainable machines.
According to Hyva, electric power offers considerable benefits, including improved energy efficiency, lower environmental impact, no exhaust fumes and less noise.
The E-Power solution is on the Kennis Rolloader crane K14. Instead of a diesel engine driving a hydraulic pump, the Kennis E-Power uses an electric motor with a battery pack, and electronic control system to optimise the power supply, and a display showing the battery status.
It comes with an MRT Powertrain system from IET in Italy and has a permanent magnet motor and a controller built with the latest generation of power semiconductors. IET also supplies the high-density battery pack with thermal management for high performance and safety.
Operation is possible with the truck engine switched off, making it suitable for urban areas, for night work and for indoor use.
“This E-Power initiative is an important step for Hyva in offering electric solutions,” said Marco Mazzu, Hyva CEO.
“It recognises customer demand for electrically-operated vehicles and is responding to increasingly strict environmental regulation on diesel exhaust emissions and noise pollution.
“We see several electrically-powered vehicles in the automotive industry and they will also become progressively more important in the truck business.”