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Bonfiglioli’s Battery Mini-excavator Kit Successful in Global OEM Testing

Sept. 13, 2023
Test results from OEMs worldwide demonstrate a 20% improvement in energy efficiency.

Power transmission and control solutions provider Bonfiglioli announced the successful testing and validation of its advanced kit of products for battery-powered mini-excavators. The results of rigorous evaluations by multiple original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) across the globe reveal an improvement in energy efficiency, surpassing industry standards by at least 20%.

Key features of Bonfiglioli's advanced kit include:

  • Electric Swing Drive (700T Series) offers precision and power to the swing mechanism of the mini-excavator. By electrifying the rotation, energy efficiency is significantly enhanced, allowing for prolonged operation on a single charge.
  • Electric Track Drive (700C Series) optimizes the performance of the track system, ensuring a low level of energy consumption and increased maneuverability. It seamlessly integrates with the machine, providing reliable operation even in harsh working conditions.
  • Electric Motor for Pump Drive (BPM Series) is specifically designed to drive the arm, bucket and other challenging-to-electrify functions that are usually hydraulically driven. This minimizes redesign efforts while contributing to overall energy savings.

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Energy Efficiency for Greener Construction Future

Energy efficiency improvements achieved through the kit offer several advantages to construction companies and operators. These include extended operating time, reduced downtime for recharging, increased productivity and significant cost savings over the lifespan of the mini-excavator.

Fausto Carboni, the CEO of Bonfiglioli Group, emphasizes the company's commitment to innovation and sustainability. “The exceptional results achieved by our battery mini-excavator kit underscore Bonfiglioli’s commitment to innovation and sustainability,” he says. “By leveraging our advanced power transmission and control solutions, construction professionals can now access a superior alternative that enhances energy efficiency without compromising performance, furthering our collective efforts towards a greener future.”

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Sharon Spielman | Technical Editor, Machine Design

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