American Eagle Hybrid Energy Supply offers service vans a chargeable battery pack to run crane and air compressor
On the Work Truck Present and ConExpo, American Eagle showcased its new 48-volt Hybrid Energy Supply in a Stellar TMAX 1-11 mechanics truck bundle.
As a self-contained energy supply that will get its power from a Volta lithium-ion battery pack, the HPS can run the truck’s crane and the corporate’s new 30-P electrically pushed air compressor with out the necessity for the truck’s engine to be on and the PTO working.
“We’re electrifying every thing behind the cab,” says Tim Davison, Product Supervisor at Stellar Industries.
The battery pack presents 13.3 kilowatt-hours of electrical energy, sufficient to energy a crane for 3.5 hours at 50 p.c responsibility cycle. The system additionally attracts 40 volts of energy to run the 30-P air compressor for 3.5 hours at 50 p.c responsibility cycle.
At 225 kilos, the compressor is appropriate for a piece truck or van the place larger air consumption and a small footprint are most popular. The 30-P air compressor produces a most air output of 30 cfm and as much as 150 psi. A heavy-duty crankshaft ensures clean operation and lengthy life, and chrome steel reed valves add warmth resistance and longevity. Upkeep factors are accessed by way of a flip-top lid.
The American Eagle HPS is each self-charging and charge-able by an electrical wire.
“If you end up driving between jobs you’ll be able to cost the battery off the alternator. The alternator is a quick cost that provides you a charging fee of 1 p.c per mile as much as 80 p.c,” says Davison. “Evenings or at a jobsite the place there may be electrical energy we have now a 110-volt outlet which you could plug into.” Generally often known as shore energy, this can be a gradual cost expertise that may take the battery pack from zero to 100 p.c charged in about 9 hours.
They system additionally routes 110-volt, pure sine electrical energy to 3 completely different retailers, one within the again, one within the entrance and one within the cab. So you’ll be able to run a grinder or diagnostics tools, battery packs for energy instruments, laptops or a ceramic heater. Pure sine energy is vital to guard laptops and different electronics from damaging voltage spikes.
“Within the cellular utility world 48 volts is taken into account low voltage,” says Davison. “Sixty volts and above is taken into account excessive voltage and it’s important to have decals on the autos. For those who get into an accident, hearth division has to learn about it.” Additionally mine websites will usually require some certification or authorization to function a excessive voltage car on their websites.
The hybrid resolution is dearer than a standard engine and PTO-driven system says Davison. However it could show worthwhile in city environments the place noise or air air pollution is a priority. And it additionally reduces gasoline consumption, engine put on, hoses, belts and upkeep over time.