Palfinger will be among the exhibitors of bauma 2022, the major trade fair for the construction sector that will start in one week, on October 24, in Munich. In addition to innovative crane models and lifting solutions, Palfinger uses alternative types of drive, as well as smart technologies and assistance systems, to open up future-oriented applications for its customers.
“In line with our Vision & Strategy 2030, our goal is to offer integrated complete solutions from a single source. The focus is on our customers and their needs. At bauma 2022 we prove that we are already proactively solving the challenges of the current era. We will present developments that continue to make our customers’ work more efficient and cost effective in the future,” said Palfinger CEO Andreas Klauser. “In order to be able to tailor our solutions precisely to the applications of our customers and partners in the future, intensive discussions at bauma are crucial for us. Because the world’s leading trade fair is the biggest meeting place for the construction industry.”
Palfinger at bauma 2022: the eDRIVE technology and more
At bauma 2022, PALFINGER will launch a number of electrical solutions, including the innovative eDRIVE technology that enables the energy-efficient and completely emission-free operation of loader cranes. Thanks to eDRIVE, operators can choose between a lithium-ion battery pack, the power grid or the vehicle engine at the press of a button while operating the crane.
Depending on requirements, the best drive option can then be selected. In addition, eDRIVE operates almost silently, making it possible to work in noise-sensitive areas and at night. The batteries of this smart system can also be conveniently charged between jobs using the integrated generator. PALFINGER also relies on the power of E-mobility for its aerial work platforms: two of them will be presented at bauma 2022: the P 250 BK and the P 280 CK.
A joint project with ZF and Mercedes-Benz Trucks
Finally, together with ZF and Mercedes-Benz Trucks, bauma 2022 will be the right occasion to put on display the ZF eWorX module, which can power the entire PALFINGER product range. It does this by making energy from the truck available to the mounted equipment so it proactively uses the truck’s electric power source. The principle is simple. The traction battery on the electric truck provides electrical energy through an interface. The ZF eWorX system converts the electrical energy into mechanical energy and handles communication between the PALFINGER lifting solution and the vehicle. At bauma, the module will be displayed on a Mercedes-Benz eActros equipped with the PST 18 skip loader.