ZF is constantly advancing vehicle electrification and has meanwhile come to be known as the world champion of variation with its many integrated system solutions. In fact, ZF now offers the broadest range of hybrid and all-electric drive solutions for almost every vehicle segment. ZF supplies complete electrification systems for agricultural machinery manufacturers from one source. These are based on the new generator module TERRA+ in combination with the corresponding power electronics.
Compared to conventional CVT transmissions, power-split continuously variable transmissions offer potential for further performance improvements in the work process.
Supported by the functional integration of the electric power take-off (ePTO) in a electrified drive train (eCVT), these contribute to the optimization of system costs and vehicle integration. The special feature here is that the variator, consisting of two electric motors, is responsible for both the drive and thus the control of the transmission ratio as well as the generator functionality.
In combination with appropriate traction management, systems with electric traction drives on implements offer significant advantages when it comes to applications on loose ground. System optimization with electrically distributed traction management has the potential to boost both productivity and tractive effort. To encourage the breakthrough in terms of the performance required from electric traction drives on implements, the development of a modular drive system was necessary with the best possible potential for synergies with other applications.
Commercial vehicles and off-road machinery should be fast and effective as well as – today more than ever – clean and quiet. Manufacturers and agricultural contractors demand low-cost, low-emission vehicles. Especially for conventional driveline arrangements, ZF offers its eTRAC electric central drive with increased power and 3-speed powershift transmission.