As part of its new, extensive eLION platform for the electrification of mobile working machines, Bosch Rexroth has developed spur gearboxes which vehicle manufacturers can use to unlock the full potential of new electric motors.
The 1-speed spur gearbox (eGFZ 9100) and the 2-speed shift gearbox (eGFZ 9200) are installed in the central section of the vehicle and therefore open up a range of new options compared to previous approaches with individual wheel drives. Both gearboxes enable high power densities to be achieved while simultaneously ensuring noise optimization for high-speed electric motors such as the Rexroth EMS1H and the Bosch SMG, but also for motors of other manufacturers with similar power.
Permanent-magnet synchronous motors are famed for being compact and highly efficient. However, their high rotational speeds present real challenges in terms of noise emissions, temperature, impermeability and splines. The eGFZ 9100 and the eGFZ 9200 have been specially developed for these applications. They also enable the power to be directed to one or both of the vehicle’s axles. For all-wheel drive, there is also the option to connect or disconnect an axle. A lockable center differential is also provided for permanent all-wheel drive.
When integrating the gearboxes into the installation space available and into the machine concept, Bosch Rexroth drew on the knowledge and experience gained from fulfilling requirements for previous drives. Gearboxes not only have to be compact and reliable but also easy to integrate. While the 1-speed gearbox (eGFZ 9100) can be installed horizontally or vertically depending on the relevant requirements, both Rexroth series feature a Plug and Drive system. Components such as the heat exchanger and oil pump available in the gearboxes enable both gearboxes to be seamlessly integrated into the existing cooling circuit of the electric drive. Even the sensors for monitoring functions are already integrated into the gearboxes and can be adapted to suit a wide variety of applications using a range of different options. Machine manufacturers pursue different strategies in terms of voltage supply and battery storage requirements. In order to ensure that the installation space within the frame of the vehicle can always be optimally utilized, the eGFZ gearboxes with DIN ISO-compliant flange types enable a diverse range of drive solutions to be achieved. These can be executed in two-wheel drive as a U-shape or S-shape gearbox version and in four-wheel drive as a Z-shape version.
To learn more about Rexroth’s new eGFZ gearboxes, visit www.boschrexroth.com/en/us/transforming-mobile-machines/.
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