Intelligence and integration will drive mobile technology forward

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Intelligent integration considers the design, component selection and integration of powertrain and drive components in a systematic way to maximize energy efficiency and operational productivity

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  • Intelligent integration considers the design, component selection and integration of different mobile machine powertrain and drive components to maximize both energy efficiency and operational productivity. For Bosch Rexroth, the pursuit of this intelligent approach is called Rexroth 4EE: Rexroth for Energy Efficiency.
  • The first lever in the 4EE system is selecting the most energy-efficient components.
  • The second 4EE lever is energy recovery. If there is a waste of energy or an abundance of surplus energy—mechanical, electrical or hydraulic—in a system’s design, then machine designers should consider technology that can recover, store and re-use that energy.
  • The third 4EE lever is energy on demand–for example, instead of running pumps and drivetrains at the same level at all times, energy on demand considers the hydraulic and control choices so that the machine uses only the amount of energy that’s required for the duty cycle at that moment.
  • The fourth 4EE lever is energy system design: utilizing cutting-edge technology, design, simulation and testing to look at a machine’s energy requirements as a complete system, and designing the system from the ground up to ensure that the energy efficiency is optimized.